DIY silky smooth legs

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One girl’s mission took a sharp left hand turn into Shitsville.

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Let’s play a fun game of multiple choice…

Which do you prefer:

a) Messing around with oil

b) Soaking in a bath full of hair and dirt

c) Cleaning bath tub with several products

d) Gagging

Umm, none I hear you say? Well sit back, relax and laugh at my lame experience with all the above…

It all started one Monday night when I was satisfying my chronic obsession with Pinterest, scrolling through my feed, and I came across a home remedy that promised me silky as silk legs.

Naturally I thought, Score! I’m totally giving this a go.

And here’s the inside scoop on exactly how that went for me.

You will need:

 

- 1 1/4 cups of sugar
- 1/2 cup of oil (I used vegetable oil but you can also use canola, Olive, avocado, coconut or any fragranced body oil you have).
- 3 Tablespoons of a citrus juice. You can use lime or lemon but I chose a lemon – from the bottle is fine but apparently it’s better to go for the real thing.

 

So mine looked like this. Umm can anyone say GROSS? This was a bit of a silent fail moment for me because I used brown sugar so it didn’t mix well and I realise is what gave it that hideous brown colour (umm nobody said not to use it!) So in an effort to save you the same fail moment, here’s Lesson #1: use white sugar.

Now that I’ve imparted that wisdom… It’s bath time!

1. Draw a warm bath. (I put flowers in mine because I felt bad for myself after seeing what the scrub looked like.)

 

2. Soak your legs while catching up on Flamingo Pink articles.

3. Shave one leg just like you normally would.

4. Take a palm full of your homemade sugar scrub and scrub-a-dub-dub all over your leg

5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 on that same leg.

6. Now shave-n-scrub twice on your next leg.

7. Get outta that bath! Moisturise your legs. I used Palmers Cocoa Butter (which I give a big thumbs up.)

My verdict

Even though the blog (gluten free navy wife) swears by this remedy, saying it gives her the silkiest legs she’s ever had, I’m not convinced. Yes, my legs were noticeably smoother, but I reckon it’s probably because you shave twice. When you scrub, it removes the dead skin, which adds to the smooth factor for sure, but it smells awful, and sitting in a bath with your dead skin cells and leg hair floating around you is YUCK. I definitley do not give this a pass.

Lesson #2? Don’t believe everything you read.

Lesson #3? Sometimes home remedies aren’t worth it. A yummy smelling scrub from The Body Shop is.

This is a guest post by Melissa Henricks.