Exfoliating

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I love exfoliating, your face just feels so fresh and clean when you exfoliate. I love exfoliating so much that the last time I had a facial the beauty therapist told me to stop as it was drying out my skin too much. She suggested to only exfoliate once a week. Once a week? Agh, how will I ever cope with once a week?!

Exfoliating beads
While this may sound a little air headed, I never really thought about what the exfoliating beads are. Turns out a lot of companies use plastic micro beads in exfoliating scrubs and they are ending up in our waterways. Fish think the plastic micro beads are food and this causes a lot of problems for the fish. You should avoid any scrub that uses plastic micro beads. Read more about it here and thanks for the heads up Briana!

What to use instead?
I'm going to be ensuring my exfoliating scrub only uses natural products from now on. I have tried a few exfoliating scrub recipes by various bloggers that I found on Pinterest and the easiest and best one I've found is a pared down version of this scrub by Le Zoe Musings. I just mixed coconut oil and sugar (I found granulated sugar too coarse so used castor sugar the second time). Easy as! Our room temperature tends to mean that coconut oil remains in liquid form at all times.

Do you have a favourite recipe for a scrub? I am all up for trying out other recipes. If you do please leave a link to the recipe in the comments below.

Weekend Link Love

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With Nick's mum away this weekend, Easter came a little early for us. His mum had put together this great big bucket filled with  a few easter eggs, as well as corriander, parsley, rocket and chilli for us to plant! What a fabulous idea. We loved it. Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Easter weekend.

To compliment the easy composting guide I posted yesterday, this weeks links are all about homemadie/DIY green products:

10x10x10 Green & Thrifty cleaning products via Living Well Spending less

Homemade body scrub via Could I have that - I love this scrub so much I even gave it to friends for Christmas presents one year!

This detox bath sounds devine, I have to try it! via Emily & Katie's Pencil Box