Being stuck at home for weeks at a time is not good for me. As I go into week 5 of my recovery (with 4 more to go), I am on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Or maybe not a nervous breakdown…I feel like that time we went to Texas for six weeks and I was convinced Hugh and I were the last remaining players in a real life version of The Hunger Games. But this time, I feel like I am playing against myself.
Some people need to keep busy to make sense of the world around them.
I am one of those people.
The last couple of weeks I was lucky enough to have three projects I could work on from the comfort of my bed, going on at the same time: Along with an amazing group of people I participated in the organization and execution of Social Media Day Miami, which turned out to be a great success. I also had the opportunity to plan a Major League Baseball event in Baltimore, and am still working on the gala for the Young Patronesses of the Opera coming up in October.
Yes, I overexerted myself in the process and have had to spend the last 3 days recovering. Still, being productive kept me from getting bored and made these past weeks go faster than they otherwise would have, which is why I now feel like I need something else to occupy my time…
Last weekend my friend Alexandra had a spa party. I had heard about parties like that happening, but I’d never actually been to one. This one involved a whole bunch of bubbly and a bunch of “all natural” skin/ beauty products. It was fun, but having already solved my skin care product situation, I felt like I was taking up space.
But then this morning, as I was buying the book that’s going to entertain me for the next 4 hours, Startup Mixology, I started thinking about going one step further in my attempt to live as naturally as possible and making my own skin care products. Or at least try. So I did. After doing a little research, I made a scrub and it worked amazingly!
Here is the recipe:
1 cup demerara sugar
2 tsp unrefined coconut oil
2 tsp shredded coconut
Mix shredded coconut and sugar in a small bowl, stir until blended. Heat coconut oil in a small pot just until melted. Pour coconut oil over sugar and shredded coconut. Stir oil into the sugar mixture. Continue until the sugar has an even consistency.
In hindsight, I should have taken a few pictures. I am sorry I didn’t. Suffice it to say though, I was proud of the end result. So much so that going forward this will be one less thing I have to buy, one less container I will need to throw out, but one more thing in my arsenal of homemade goodies.
Maybe my next project should be more homemade skin care products…
Need something to keep you busy? Why haven’t you asked? 😀
because I’ve just spent the last 3 days recovering from Sunday 😀 But whatchu got?