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…