The real perk of Healthyish’s individually portioned, organic cakes is… you don’t have to share! They’re the perfect excuse to treat yourself. Pair dessert with these Healthyish Cake Inspired Sugar Scrubs, and you’ll treat yourself inside and out!
Exfoliation is a necessary step to keep your skin glowing, and making a homemade exfoliating sugar scrub is easy- just mix the ingredients in a bowl, transfer to a jar, and … that’s it! Plus, homemade scrubs give you the power to customize the scents to your fancy. And, if you suddenly feel like sharing, throw a girls’ night, complete with Healthyish cake making and sugar scrub assembling, or give these scrubs as a gift to someone in need of a little pampering.
Dark chocolate and mint is one of our favorite combinations. We’ve experimented with this combo in our cake a few times:
But what’s better than the mint and chocolate combination? Pairing that mint chocolate cake with a mug of coffee (and a refill!).
That’s why we put the three of these flavors together in this invigorating sugar scrub. It’s like an amped Girl Scout cookie, and as an added bonus, there’s a sustainability factor to this exfoliant. Save those French press coffee grounds from your breakfast brew or your cake-time caffeine, and put them to work invigorating your skin.
Thin Mint Mocha Sugar Scrub
1 cup coffee grounds
1/3 cup almond oil
2 Tablespoons raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
10 drops peppermint essential oil
First, try your hand at these Healthyish Tangy Lemon Cake variations:
Then, take all that tangy, lemon goodness to your skin…
Tangy Lemon Cake Sugar Scrub
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
Zest of 2 lemons
10 drops Bergamot essential oil
The Healthyish Very Vanilla Cake contains organic, ground Bourbon Vanilla beans for a substantial vanilla flavor. Our favorite way to eat this cake? With all the options! We like to go dessert smorgasbord with this cake (ok, you might need some friends to help with this option).
Very Vanilla Sugar Scrub
1 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup almond oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, or more
P.S: The natural oils in these homemade sugar scrubs can leave your shower/tub a little slick, so be sure to rinse away any leftover oils and handle jars carefully. As with any new skincare product and more sensitive skin, it’s always good to test a little bit first to make sure your skin will react positively.
Quelcy is a Pittsburgh based food stylist, photographer, dessert advocate and crazy dog lady. She shares seasonally inspired recipes rooted in nostalgia on her blog, WithTheGrains.com. Her favorite Healthish combo is tangy lemon cake with a dollop of dark chocolate frosting.