Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Brooke Lark
As a new mama, this is the first year I am on the receiving end of Mother’s Day, and it is an honor. Although it feels strange to be the one celebrated, this holiday has always held a special place in my heart. I love elevating my mom each year and showing her the respect and praise she deserves. She truly does it all!
For me, this day signals the end of springtime. After Mother’s Day, I know summer and warmer weather is right around the corner, and it’s a great time to indulge in a little self-care and focus on improving my skin-care routine. The salt scrub below is one of my favorites for a gentle exfoliation. With grapefruit juice and fresh thyme leaves, it screams springtime. I hope you try this simple recipe and enjoy the last few weeks of the season. And for those struggling with Mother’s Day this year, we see you and we support you.
1¼ cups Epsom salt
1 TB. olive oil
2 TB. grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
Fresh thyme leaves
Combine the salt and olive oil. Add the fresh grapefruit juice, and stir to combine. Add the thyme leaves to the mixture, as much as desired. Store the scrub in a jar in the fridge. To use, apply to hands, legs, elbows, or any rough patch of skin. Avoid using it on your face. Always do a spot test first before generously using the scrub. Because of the fresh ingredients, it’s best to make this scrub in small batches so it doesn’t go bad.
Danielle Williams is the assistant senior managing editor for Stampington & Company. She lives in Orange County, California, with her husband, daughter, and opinionated cat, Holly Golighty.