Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Soft, Sexy Legs for Summer

It’s a rainy day today, the kids are in school and I want to make something. My diet can’t handle baking right now and my budget can’t support a project that I don’t have the supplies for on hand. So this has sent me to my favorite creative inspiring place … Pintrest!  I just love looking at all the creative ideas people post here from food to crafts to cute outfits – I think it’s a one stop shop kind of place for me!
About a month ago I saw (& pinned of course!) a scrub that claimed it would give you amazing silky smooth legs. I had a friend’s wedding to attend in a few weeks so I decided to whip up a batch as I would be wearing a dress, something I don’t normally do so of course my legs must look amazing! So for two weeks before the wedding I used this sugar scrub on them every couple of days, even if I wasn’t shaving. I did tweak it a bit to my personal preference but used the same basic ingredients (sugar, lemon juice & oil)

So here’s the recipe:
1 1/3 cups plain white sugar
1/2 cup oil (I’ve used olive oil and grape seed oil so feel free to use your favorite.)
2Tbsp lemon juice

That’s it! Told you it was simple! So next step after mixing your scrub is to use it of course! Now I did mix it in my glass bowl but I don’t take that into the shower with me (I can see so many bad outcomes!) So I transfer what I think I will need into a plastic container and take it with me. I keep the rest in the fridge – no particular reason except I didn’t know where else to keep it but if you have a shatter proof container I would think you could easily keep it in the bathroom – it would sure be more convenient!

Now I personally don’t shave in the tub – eww gross! So instead I shave in the shower and here is my best suggestion for getting great soft sexy legs year round:

Wash & condition your hair – this will give your legs and the hair time to get wet and ready for shaving. You know what the shampoo bottle says – lather, rinse, repeat!

All mixed up!

Now things get tricky … well not really! Scrub your legs with the sugar scrub, rinse and shave (don’t use any shave gel, etc.) then scrub and shave again. I know shave twice? This scrub exfoliates the dead skin cells off your legs and shaving them twice using the scrub in between shaves gets any little stubble so you end up with soft, smooth and sexy legs.

At this point I take a small squirt of soap (or shampoo) and using my foot rub the floor of the shower – it gets a little oily with the scrub but this seems to take care of it no problem. Now, I put lotion on after I get out of the shower, but that’s up to your personal preference.

So in just a couple of minutes I had an inexpensive scrub using simple ingredients from around my home. And soft, sexy summer legs that will look great in shorts or a dress! Totally fit my budget!

Well that’s it for …
This Frugal Momma!

P.S. Now I have to run and shave my legs before I have to pick the kiddos up from school!

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