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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pinterest 5 in 5 - Day 5. Hot chocolate mix and Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub

I did 2 very simple Pinterest recipes today. I spent maybe 10 minutes in the kitchen and had both done and the counters wiped off and the ingredients put away.
Hot chocolate mix is in the big jar. It calls for
2 cups nonfat dry milk
 1 C sugar 
1/2 C unsweetened baking cocoa - mine was kind of lumpy so I sifted it first
 1/2 C dry non-dairy creamer
dash of salt 
 Combine all ingredients and stir well to mix. Store in a jar with a good lid. 
To serve, add 1/4 cup of mix to 8 ounces of hot water


And

Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub
I just made a half recipe for the first time to see if I like it
I used 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, spices and just enough coconut oil to get the right consistency.  The original recipe calls for a lot of spice but I cut them back by about 2/3s.
I used 1 t cinnamon and about 1/2 t of ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.
I like the idea of a light scent, I don't really want people 10 feet away from me to wonder why they smell Pie.



I have not taken a shower with it but it did use just a dab after I washed my hands and it felt great. My hands still fell soft and that was hours ago. 
Homemade sugar scrubs will save me $$$. Every winter, I buy several jars from Bath and Body Works and theirs is priced at $20. I think the homemade is just as good and truly costs only a tiny fraction of the retail kind. 


9 comments:

  1. I'm going to try that sugar scrub!

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  2. I made some lemon sugar scrub over the summer and really liked it. I'll have to try this spicier version for Fall.

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  3. I have a cheaper version of the hot cocoa mix. 1/3 cup powdered milk, 1 teaspoon cocoa and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Mix with 8 oz of hot water and stir. It might not be as creamy as the one you made, but it tastes good.

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  4. I think your homemade sugar scrub would be healthier also. It doesn't have all the cancer causing chemicals that Bath and Body Works products do. I haven't seen a 'fall' version recipe for homemade. It sounds wonderful!

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  5. Wonderful!! I recently started using coconut oil to remove my makeup and then a very warm, moist wash cloth to wipe it all away. It leaves my face soft and no need for a moisturizer.

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  6. me too...trying that sugar scrub !! THANKS

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  7. I was given a sugar scrub for a gift last Christmas and really liked it. I hope you like yours too.

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  8. I do brown sugar with coconut oil and kosher salt with avocado oil. Sooo nice, and so cheap! Good gifts, too - I got my first from a friend!

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  9. The pumpkin pie sugar scrub sounds nice. I've always wanted to try making a sugar scrub - seems easy!

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