i don't know about you, but this time of year is always the worst on my skin. it seems no amount of lotion can keep the dry away. here is a little solution that i've come to love: a honey citrus sugar scrub. just four ingredients (that you probably have on-hand) is all it takes, and i promise, your skin will thank you.
1 cup granulated or raw sugar
1 tsp pure honey
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp fresh citrus zest (i used the zest of an orange)
mix together the honey and olive oil, stir mixture into 1 cup of sugar, and last, add the citrus zest. sometimes i add a little more olive oil, depending on how the mixture looks and how saturated i want it to be.
store in an air-tight container. i'm not sure on the exact shelf-life, i usually use it within a few weeks, but i would assume it would store well since all the ingredients are pantry ingredients.
besides the soft, soft skin after using this, my favorite part is adding the zest. mmmm. i just love how my kitchen smells after zesting an orange.
this makes a great little gift, too. just put it in a pretty little container, add a tag or some ribbon, and you have a cheap, easy gift.