Recently I have been obsessed with frugal skin care. I’m a frugal person and believe that less is more. After neglecting skin care for long time, I finally got around to compiling a skin care routine that works for me. All of the skin care products I use are chosen frugally and the only thing lacking from my skincare routine was weekly exfoliator. I wanted to make a sugar scrub with items I already owned and since I didn’t want to over complicate it, I chose coconut oil and dark brown soft sugar scrub. I love this scrub and use it weekly. I have a combination skin and this works for me. Please do make sure you know the type of skin you have first.
I already have 500ml coconut oil from Superdrug for £5.99. I bought it to oil my hair especially during winter when my scalp gets dry. Superdrug’s coconut oil is suitable for skin and hair and it costs roughly a penny per milliliter. It smells amazing and leaves the skin soft and moisturized. The other ingredient is Belbake’s dark brown soft sugar, £1.39 per kilogram from Aldi. Brown sugar particles are smaller than granulated sugar and it is soft and gentle on the skin.
To make this simple yet effective sugar scrub, use a clean and dry bowl or container for mixing two parts of brown sugar and one part of coconut oil. Follow 2 to 1 ratio and mix well. If you want to test this DIY scrub but do not want to use and waste huge quantities of your ingredients then mix 2 teaspoon of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. If you really like this scrub like I do, then mix two cups of brown sugar with one cup of coconut oil. In metric, that’s 200g of brown sugar with 100ml of coconut oil.
Please comment if you have tried it or have any suggestions for me. I hope you enjoy and like this easy but effective sugar scrub like I do. Thank you for reading!
-Peach Ribbon –
I am person who is living and breathing the sedentary lifestyle and I hate it. I am aware that my time away from work is spent being lazy, lifeless and stuck to my mobile phone. It has become a second nature to me and a dreadful habit. I need constant distraction and stimulation. I distract myself whenever I’m watching a movie with my phone and vice versa. I run more on autopilot than living in the moment. I don’t eat my food mindfully, I rush. I’m not aware of the smell, taste and texture of every bite I take and before I know it I have eaten till I have become full and a shadow of self-disgust looms over me. I wear my yoga pants after work with the intention of working out or doing yoga but that has never happened. I have eight books piled up on my bedside and I have only finished one (because it’s a graphic novel). I’m not unhappy with myself but there must be more to my life than this. Where does my time go? This isn’t a self hate post, but a self realization post.
I like my life but I know I can be better. I don’t want to spend hours and waste my time on my couch and end up regretting the lost day. However, there are days when I just want a break and do nothing because my work week has been hectic. During those days, I need time to catch up with myself. But the problem is how I spend my majority of my disposable time right now.
I want to lose weight, I want to feel energized and feel productive with my time. I can whine about it all I like, but what do I want to do about it? That’s the big question. I want to start small. Everyday life feels the same but when you look back not one day is the same. Firstly, I want to state what big changes I actually want to see in my life:
- Lose weight and reach health BMI of 21 by 31/12/2018.
- Be a mindful eater.
- Log calories eaten everyday.
- Meditate everyday for at least 15 minutes.
- Do not slouch in the bed or couch till after 10.00 pm.
- Do Yoga for 3 hours every week
- Do HIIT work out for 3 hours every week
- Switch off phone and disconnect for 8 hours every week (Sleeping time doesn’t count)
- Write journal everyday. Doesn’t have to be much, even a word is fine.
- Read more books.
I know there is a lot to change and I’m not expecting myself to implement them straight away and automatically change my life. I want to take one step at a time. I want to understand myself better day by day and bit by bit. I want to be the person I know I can be. Life is continuous as long as you are living. I know that once I manage to hit all of my goals, I will have 10 more. But writing 10 new goals in some years down the line indicates that I have accomplished these challenges. With this, I end my first post. Thank you for reading Peach Ribbon.