She was running a couple of weeks behind schedule, but the Birthday Fairy got it done. She Got. It. Done. After five excruciating years, I finally have my bathtub.
Let’s take a little stroll down memory lane, shall we?
And finally….FINALLY! Behold:
Due to some pretty tight space constraints, we wound up choosing a tub that is pretty modern in design (despite heavily considering a clawfoot, and at one point even a metal horse trough), but with that antique-looking faucet, I think it works pretty seamlessly in our ‘modern farmhouse’. It’s a good, deep soak….existentially deep, which makes up for the fact that it isn’t the longest tub in the world (ah, tiny bathrooms). But, yes….yes, I think I will keep it.
So in honor of our newest, most cherished family member, I decided to post a lovely little recipe for a homemade sugar scrub (something I have been dying to make, but refused, like a petulant child, to make it to use in the shower).
With so much grapefruit in the yard right now, you know it had to be a bit grapefruit-y:
Fresh Grapefruit, Coconut, Rose Scrub:
–1 cup superfine sugar
–2 tablespoons heated virgin organic coconut oil
–1 tablespoon rose water
–1/4 teaspoon fresh grapefruit zest
Start by zesting your grapefruit. The ones from my tree are the yellow variety (Oro Blanco), but this would work just as well with Ruby Red or something good and pink.
Next, you want to scoop your hardened coconut oil into a microwave-safe dish.
Microwave it for approx. 30 seconds or until it looks like this:
Now mix your sugar, oil, rosewater, and zest all into a paste–you want it moist, but not soupy. If it’s too moist, add a bit more sugar to dry it up. It should look a little something like this:
Find a pretty jar to put it in and fill-er-up.
Okay, so as I was making this….I got to thinking….this would make a really interesting cocktail. So, yes….this happened:
See the recipe here.
So I ask you this? How bad is it, on a scale from one to awesome, that I was mixing cocktails at 10:30 am on a Tuesday? Just wondering.
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