Gotta love St. Louis weather. Last Saturday it got up to 88 degrees. We had all the windows in the house open, and I was concerned that it might be too hot to sleep at bedtime. Today, a week later, the temperature is a whopping 48. We turned the furnace back on.
Since it feeels more like winter than spring, this afternoon I was looking for something to warm me up. Instead of just taking a shower, I decided I needed a little pampering. Looking around the bathroom, I found just the right thing. When Tony returned from a business trip last week, he brought me home a basket full of bathing goodies... a large pink scrub puff, along with containers of bath salts, bubble bath, and bath oil, and glycerin-dipped rose buds that look too pretty to use.
The basket also a jar of something that was new to me, sugar scrub cubes. Reading the label, I found the cubes were made from sugar, emulsifing wax, jojoba oil, shea butter, and vitamin E. That sounded like just the indulgence I needed, so I brought the jar of scrub into the shower with me.
The last time I used a sugar scrub I mixed it together myself using sugar and hand lotion. It did the job, but it was messy; the sugar granules were all over by time I got done. It looked like these cubes might work better, though. My first step was to stand under the hot water until the shower enclosure got nice and steamy. I put one of the 1 inch sugar scrub cubes in my hand and kneaded it in my palm with a bit of water until it made a paste, then used the paste to scrub my body (paying particular attention to the rough, dry spots).
I could immediately feel the moisturizing ingredients starting to work. When I turned off the water and toweled off, my whole body felt smoother. It looks like there were about a dozen cubes in the jar, so I think there will be quite a few more pampering sessions in my near future.