Lemon Sugar Scrub

I figured I would post a “recipe” if you will for how I make my Lemon Sugar Scrub.  I love this stuff.  I keep a jar of it in the shower all the time.  The lemon helps to dissolve black heads and dead skin cells.  The sugar is fine enough to help buff off the dead skin cells on the top layer of skin.  It acts a little bit like a microdermabrasion.  The olive oil is SUPER moisturizing.  This stuff has been amazing at keeping the little white bumps (Keratosis Pilaris) I get on the back of my arms away.  I have started using it on my legs to help keep them moisturized during the cold winter months.  I can’t say enough good things about this scrub and to boot it is all-natural.  I can pronounce every ingredient in this scrub (sugar, lemon juice, olive oil)!

On to the recipe…

Ingredients:

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Ingredients

1.5 C sugar

3 tbsp. Lemon Juice

2 tbsp. Olive Oil

  1. In a water proof container place all of the above ingredients

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    SugarImage

  2. Mix.

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    Mix

I like my scrub to about the consistency of wet sand.  Add more Olive Oil if you need more moisture.  Use more Lemon Juice if you’d like more black head removal.  Adjust the ingredients to fit your needs.

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Scrub texture

To use:  take a little bit of the scrub and rub all over your skin. **I do this in the shower.  I like the fact that I don’t have to worry about getting scrub all over everything and then trying to rinse it off. **  I also recommend shaving before you use this scrub.  The dead skin cells will clog up your razor if you try and shave afterwards.**

I don’t keep my scrub in a pretty jar but I think this would make an excellent Christmas, holiday or birthday present.  I think an airtight jar and some pretty ribbon would go a long way.

Hope y’all enjoy!  Please tell me if you make my scrub.  Tell me what y’all think about the scrub.

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Lemon Meringue (Dip) Monday

On Mondays (when I’m not working) I get together with a wonderful group of friends.  We take turns making snacks for the group and there is always talking and growth.  I love Mondays (when I’m not working)!

Some of the lovely ladies

Some of the lovely ladies

So today was my day to make snack.  I got a special request from one of my friends, Anna, to make Lemon Meringue Dip for the group.  Here is my attempt to show you what I did.

I found this recipe on Pinterest.

Ingredients:

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1-2 store-bought or homemade pie crust (I bought 2 boxes of pie crusts.  My ladies like to dip!)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 c. lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. corn syrup
  • a pinch of cream of tartar

The How To’s:

1.  Whisk together 3 egg yolks and lemon juice over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until think and custard like.  I used the double boiler method.

Double Broiler Method

Double Broiler Method

2.  Pour into a ziplock bag, releasing all the air when you zip it, and put the bag into a small ice water bath.3.  Next, toss the egg whites, corn syrup, and cream of tartar into a  medium bowl and whisk on high until stiff peaks form.

4.  Once the egg yolk mixture has cooled, snip a corner of the bag and pour into a medium bowl (I poured it right in to my serving bowl, no sense in dirtying up another dish). Whisk in the can of sweetened condensed milk.

Custard Mix

Custard Mix

5.  Once the meringue is ready, heap and spread on top of the lemon filling

Meringue Mix

Meringue Mix

6.  Put the bowl on a cookie sheet and into the oven. Broil for 1-2 minutes until meringue is toasted. Refrigerate to cool.

Toasted Meringue

Toasted Meringue

7.  Cut out strips (shapes would be fun) from the pie crust. Bake according to directions on package, but about half the recommended time.

Pie crust shapes

Pie crust shapes

Toasted Shapes

8.  ENJOY!

Yumm!

Yumm!

Anna and I