Citrus and Sugar Brightening Scrub

Citrus and Sugar Brightening Scrub

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED ON MOTHER EARTH LIVING.

Get the best of both worlds with this edible body scrub that provides exquisite exfoliation.

At the end of the day, all I really want is to play with my food. The ultimate wildness is in play, in opening up to every possibility of fun and flavor and texture. Of course, this applies just as much to body and beauty experiments as it does to kitchen adventures. Which is why I had to bring you at least one entirely edible body scrub.

This skin-brightening exfoliator is made with coconut oil, sugar, citrus zests, and orange blossom water, creating a heady concoction that will leave you refreshed and inspired. The oils from citrus zest prepare the skin for exfoliation even as they awaken your mind and nervous system. As antioxidant vitamin C from the citrus works its magic to soften dead skin cells, sugar swoops in to wash everything away. Orange blossom adds mellow notes of romance and whimsy. This is the scrub to make when you want eternal summer sunshine in your heart, and a dance of light on your skin.

Yes, it is 100 percent edible. Yes, if you eat it while you’re using it you may also be eating dead skin cells (your own, or anyone else’s your paws are on). Yes, it’ll still taste pretty darn good. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Disclaimer/Warning: If you’re exposed to sun directly after using citrus on skin, you may experience severe burning or irritation. Make sure to wash your skin well after application, wait at least several hours before exposing yourself to the sun, and always apply sunscreen for protection. Moreover, excessive use of citrus on skin can cause lightening, so don’t use citrus more than once a week.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted raw virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water

Directions

  1. Combine the citrus zests, lemon juice, and sugar in a small bowl. Add the oil and stir to combine. Stir in the orange blossom water. Mix completely, then transfer to an airtight container.
  2. Apply liberally to the body. Do not use on the face.
  3. Store up to 1 week at room temperature, out of sunlight, or in the fridge for up to 1 month.

 

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BRATS like you’ve never had them

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Sometimes when you’re walking through the Market, you want something to warm your belly and to put that smile on your face. Something homemade but you can’t quite put your finger on it. Next time you’re at One Loudoun Marketplace stop in and see Scott from Scott’s Brats. His homemade brats will make your belly and your face smile.

EatLoCo Launches Year-Round Farmers Market at One Loudoun

EatLoCo Launches Year-Round Farmers Market at One Loudoun

EatLoCo has launched a year-round farmers market at One Loudoun called One Loudoun Marketplace.

From left, along with some feathered friends, Dan Hine and Linna Walz of EatLoCo celebrate their new partnership with Julie Dillon and Bill May of One Loudoun.

The farmers market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at Exchange Street and Endicott Drive in the One Loudoun development, behind Okada Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar. The marketplace’s 24 vendors offer artisanal, farm-raised and farm-grown products from Loudoun producers, including produce, meats, eggs, dairy products, baked goods, and home goods such as soap and flowers.

A second marketplace, at Brambleton, will open April 1. Working with local leaders, EatLoCo also hopes to identify a location for a year-round, covered marketplace within the county.

The marketplaces, or farmers markets, are put on by EatLoCo, which raises awareness of Loudoun farms and food producers. As part of its focus on a healthy Loudoun lifestyle, EatLoCo educates home cooks and foodies, as well as local restaurants and businesses, on what’s in season and where locally grown food can be found. The EatLoCo.org website also offers a resource of farm-to-table restaurants, healthy lifestyle articles and recipes, as well as marketplace locations and vendor descriptions.

Click to read the article on Loudoun Now here!

‘Coffee Cupping’

‘Coffee Cupping’

Coffee cupping is term coffee makers use that helps you observe and appreciate the different tastes, flavors and aromas coffee has during the brewing process. Dave Carlson from Wicked Goat Coffee showed Dan and Linna (pictured) how the process is done at his facility in Loudoun County. We look forward to having Dave and Wicked Goat Coffee as a weekly vendor at our new EatLoco Brambleton Market beginning April 1.

Linna Walz trying out the ‘coffee cupping’ technique

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