DIY Summer Scrub | The Pintrest Experiment

Friday, June 26, 2015


Let the Pintrest experiments begin! Grab your weapons, run for cover, and don't forget to fight for your lives my dears~ Last one standing alive WINS! 3. . .2. . .1----Oh, this isn't the Hunger Games? Well, thank God for a second there I thought I had to kill one of you. Quite frankly I'm relieved I mean if I spilled any blood I wouldn't know what to do---blog designs don't grown on trees you know?! Anyways now that we know that our blood is in no jeopardy of spilling (pinky promise!)---- Welcome to the Pintrest experiments~ 

Now, if you are wondering what in the bloody hell is that and why does she say bloody a lot well you've come to the right place. The Pintrest Experiment is a new series that I've decided to start on this little ol' space of mine. We've all been guilty of spending far too many hours endlessly scrolling through the vast universe of Pintrest pinning away fancy DIYs, beauty tips, and mouthwatering recipes that look too good to be real. If you haven't check it out here---you'll thank me later~ But, how many of us have really put these pins to the test? Hence the Pintrest experiments idea was born where I a brave blogger will conduct these treacherous tests for your enjoyment! Oh, and if you were wondering about the question of the latter. I can answer that question in two words. English wannabe. Sadly, I'm American~

Now, that we've got introductions out of the way let's talk about this summer scrub! I know everyone's crazy about taking care of their skin in the winter months, but in my opinion our skin is in need of extra lovin' all year round. So when I stumbled upon this easy DIY scrub I thought why the heck not?! 

Ingredients:
-1/4 cup coconut oil
-1 cup sugar
-Few drops of scented essential oil (I used chamomile!) 
- 1-2 drops red food coloring (OR any color you prefer!) 
-Mason Jar

Optional:
- Ribbon or string to decorate~

Directions: 

1.  Microwave your coconut oil for approximately 30 seconds until melted/warm

2. In a mixing bowl pour both your sugar and coconut oil and mix until you get a 'grainy' consistency

3. Add food coloring and mix until you get desired color (TIP: Add one drop at a time!)

4. Pack your pretty scrub in a cute mason jar

5. Optional: Tie a ribbon around your jar to add a cute touch!

View original recipe here!

When making this scrub I really didn't walk in expecting much,but boy was I wrong! This DIY scrub exfoliates like nobody's business leaving your skin smooth and soft~ I was afraid the sugar was going to leave my skin sticky, but nope none of that sticky business over here! Plus the essential oil really makes it really feel as if it's store bought. I chose chamomile as I'm beginning to feel not too hot lately so the calming and comforting scent of chamomile is just perfect. But, feel free to use any scent you like. I'd imagine grapefruit or strawberry would smell amazing as well as be a perfect addition for the summer! 

The only thing I would be concerned about is using this as a face exfoliator. I have extremely sensitive skin so I'm especially wary of what I put on my face. So face exfoliator---definitely thumbs down from me. Body exfoliator---yesssss! 

I hope all you lovelies enjoyed this little experiment with me and make your own adorable summer scrub~ I also hope you enjoyed this new little series and even more I hope I made you chuckle even if it was just a little bit~




43 comments:

  1. Love a DIY post and this sounds lovely, thanks for sharing!! <3

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

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  2. Wow!! Great job!! It seems so amazing.
    Xoxo

    http://www.sweetsimpleday.com

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  3. This sounds like a lovely scrub! And I love the idea of the pintrest experiments
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Thank you, Amy <3 I hope you stay tuned for more experiments to come!

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  4. Omg that panda GIF is SO CUTE. Scrolling through pinterest for hours looking through DIYs? Guilty as charged. This one I've seen a few times but never actually tried! It sounds AMAZING! I've got sensitive skin too, so I'm wary of putting this on my face, but it'll be interesting to see what happens when you do, hahaha. Excited for more of this series!

    May x | THE MAYDEN

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    1. Yessss, no one ever notices my cute little gifs <3 If you're guilty I've already been sentenced for life haha ;)

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  5. Pinterest tutorials are a hit or miss for me ! But I definitely love the thorough descriptions you have in this post !
    Stay kawaii, xoxo (:

    <3,
    rgmendoza.blogspot.com

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    1. That's why they're experiments ;) Thank you, RG <3

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  6. great DIY beauty recipe, it's so simple but I'm sure it works so well, I love the ingredients
    thanks for sharing
    kisses from Italy
    http://www.theitalianglam.com/

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    1. It really does work! I'd totally recommend :)

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  8. This could make a really great gift..cool post!

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

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    1. Yes, it really would make an adorable gift <3

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  9. That sounds super cool! I have to try it out, my body is getting really dry and flaky from the sun...So thank you so much! <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  10. This really sound great scrub. DIY gives lot of purity and innovation. And lets your creative ideas rolling. Nice dear. Thanks for sharing.

    http://road2beauty.com/

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    1. Yes, I can't wait to do more of them :)

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    1. Looks good enough to eat, but I wouldn't recommend it haha ;)

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  12. This sounds like such a great scrub! Thanks for sharing!

    lifeisashoe

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  13. Cool, thanks for the recipe/tutorial. I use face scrubs a lot, I should def start using them on my body too

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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    1. You totally should your body will thank you for it later <3

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  14. Love this, thanks for sharing!!

    Hannie // HUEMORIST

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  15. This sounds amazing! Anything with coconut oil and sugar in I love, so I will be trying to make this very soon.

    - www.veebzboo.com

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    1. I hope you do! Coconut oil is the best <3

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  16. i love this idea... pinterest is very addictive!

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  17. What a great idea for summer! Especially that after sunbathing its quite hard to take the dead skin off! Lovely post!:)

    KLAUDIA CLARA

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    1. Perfect scrub for the summer especially with some good ol' summer scents <3

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  18. This sounds amazing and so simple! I love a good scrub!

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

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    1. It only takes a few minutes to make and it's so worth it <3

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  19. Ooh, it certainly looks well! Looks like it should smell like grapefruit (and you could probably add a scent, right?). Well done on putting it all together, I think I'd have set my jar on fire.

    Lorraine - John, It's Only Makeup!

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    1. I was feeling under the weather at the time so I thought chamomile would be a perfect pick me up! Oh, I doubt that haha ;)

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  20. I love DIY posts and this looks and sounds fantastic!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  21. This looks amazing. DIY posts are always the best..

    Beautydetour

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