How to Make Sugar Scrubs and Detox Tea

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Hi friends

So sorry I've been MIA, I got super sick. Last weekend we went to Tampa Florida, as much as I enjoyed the weather, it was strange to see Christmas lights on palm trees, it almost felt like LA. On the flight home my ears wouldn't pop, and on Monday morning I woke up in excruciating pain. I took it easy and felt pretty good by the end of the day. 

Tuesday I hit the ground running, I set off at 8am to hit the gym and go to more then a few different stores to get all the ingredients for my DIY Christmas gift. After a quick cardio session, I showered and headed to my first stop, by stop number two my ears were throbbing, but I kept moving forward. By stop number 3 I felt a migraine coming on and I popped 2 extra strength Tylenol. By stop number 4 my headache was only getting worst, it was so bad I wasn't sure if I could make the drive home, let alone to the next 5 stops I needed to make, so I pulled over at a drug store and purchase a bottle of excedrine migraine, excedrine usually always does the trick for me. Within 5 miles from that drug store I felt shaky, weak, sick, and just not myself. I wasn't sure if I could make the drive home, so I pulled over in a residential neighborhood and laid down for 20 minutes or so until I felt comfortable enough to drive home. It was the longest drive of my life.

As soon as I got home my boyfriend made me give him the blow by blow of what happened. He told me I didn't eat enough food, and I also took too much medicine. I'm pretty sure he was correct. He made me get in bed, made sure I drank plenty of water, and put me in bed. I woke up about an hour later feeling 70% better. After a shower I felt about 75% better, but I knew I had to finish my errands if I was going to stay on track to complete my shopping trip.

I made it to the last 3 stores, I felt weak, and still a little shaky, but I knocked everything out.


All that said, today I'm taking it super easy. I plan on finishing up a few scarfs, and completing mason jar cookies for Santa, hot chocolate, and my homemade s'more kit.

I feel 90% better. Last night I knocked out gingerbread scrub, peppermint scrub, and detox tea. Check out my progress

Lets talk Sugar Scrubs


I use sugar scrubs 2 sometimes 3 times a week. Since I'm getting older I'm very attentive to my skin. Exfoliation is the key to soft stubble skin. Yes please

Gently apply a scoop full of scrub to wet skin Ina circular motion, concentrating on dry patches and rough areas. Rinse with warm water

Gingerbread Scrub 

15 cups sugar
15 cups brown sugar
7-10 cups melted coconut oil 
3 tablespoons vanilla
3 tablespoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons all spice
3 tablespoons ginger
3 tablespoon nutmeg 

in a medium bowl combine all ingredients except oils
gradually add melted coconut oil until scrub reaches desired consistency 
you may use more or less of stated amount

scoop gingerbread scrub into mason jar

Peppermint Scrub

15 cups of sugar
5-7 cups of melted coconut oil
4-7 drops of red food coloring
10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil


pour sugar into mixing bowl

add coconut oil until 
desired consistency is reached; stir
place a few drops of peppermint 
essential oil into the mixture

divide your sugar scrub mix into 
2 equal parts 

add food coloring into one of the portions (be careful not to add too much)

in mason jar, alternate pink and white layers of sugars to create a candy cane effect. Press sugar down with a spoon to compact between layers


Lets talk Detox Tea

This tea was fun to make, and its actually tasty, with a little honey. 

2 tablespoon of each herb

Dandelion Root
Used for loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, muscle aches, eczema, bruises, increase urine production, laxative, skin toner, blood tonic, and digestive tonic. 

Likely safe for most people when used in amounts commonly found in food. 
Use caution if pregnant and or breast feeding 


Burdock Root
Used to increase urine flow, kill germs, reduce fever, purify blood, treats colds, cancer, anorexia, nervosa, gastrointestinal complaints, joint pain, gout, bladder infections, complications of syphilis, acne, psoriasis, high blood pressure, hardening of arteries, liver disease and increased sex drive. 

Safely used as a food in Asia. 
Use caution if pregnant and or breast feeding 


Orange Peel
Used to increase appetite, reduce phlegm, treats colds, coughs, intestinal gas, acid indigestion, and cancerous breast sores. Also used in treating kidney stones, high cholesterol, and preventing high blood pressure, prostate cancer, and stroke.

Safe for most adults
Use caution if pregnant and or breast feeding 

Hibiscus Flower
Used to treat loss of appetite, colds, heart, and nerve diseases, upper respiratory tract pain and swelling, fluid retention, stomach irritation, and disorders of circulation; for dissolving phlegm, as a gentle laxative, and as a diuretic to increase urine output

Safe for most people, possible side effects are not known 
Unsafe to take during pregnancy and breast feeding 

Rose Hips
Used to prevent or treat colds, flu, and vitamin C deficiencies, stomach disorders, diarrhea, constipation, gallstones, gallbladder, ailments, lower urinary tract and kidney disorders, fluid retention, gout, back and leg pain, diabetes, high cholesterol, weight loss, high blood pressure, chest ailments, fever, increasing immune function during exhaustion, increase blood flow to the limbs, increasing urine flow and quenching thirst 

Milk Thistle Seed
Used for liver disorders, loss of appetite, heartburn, gallbladder complaints, diabetes, hangover, diseases of the spleen, prostate cancer, malaria, depression, uterine complaints, increasing breast milk flow, allergy symptoms, and starting menstrual flow

Milk thistle is likely safe for most adults, sometimes causes a laxative effect, less common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, intestinal gas, bloating, fullness or pain, and loss of appetite. Avoid use if pregnant and or breast feeding 

Cinnamon Stick
For taste 
I was all alone by the time I finished ths detox tea but I was so proud of myself that I took a few selfies

Well that's all folks,

Today I'm tackling:
Mason jar cookies for Santa
Hot chocolate mix 
S'more kits

Wish me luck friends. This is going to be FUN! 

References:
Sugar scrub recipes found at
Herb facts found at


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