Introduction: DIY Sweet Grits Facial Scrub (bless Your Heart)

About: Bad @$$ beauty foodie serving up DIY pretty. I live for weekends, breakfast and vodka, not necessarily in that order.

I was in  Charleston, South Carolina a bit ago and got to chatting with a couple of snowbirds in the hotel elevator. They were having a hard time deciding which of Charleston’s many fab restaurants to dine at that evening. I suggested one of my faves that was walking distance from the hotel.

“Plus, their Shrimp and Grits are to die for,” I told them.

“What are grits?” the missus asked me with a straight face.

Sometime I forget that grits aren’t the culinary pillar up North as they here are in the South. Anyhoo, whilst having a facial last weekend, the aesthetician tells me that my pores are somewhat congested (tell me something I don’t already know—I’m working on it, ok?). She reminds me that I need to exfoliate weekly. So I whipped up this treat inspired by the classic southern staple:

Sweet Grits Facial Scrub

- 1/3 cup of grits; provides mild exfoliation.
- 1/4 cup agave nectar; uber moisturizing humectant, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, contains calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium.
- 1/2 teaspoon walnut oil; packed with ceramides, high in omega-3, protein, potassium, magnesium.
- 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil; can reduce appearance of blemishes/scarring

Combine all ingredients and mix well with a spoon into a paste. Wet your face, and apply the scrub in a gentle circular motion. Rinse well. Any leftover scrub can be stored in an air-tight container and refrigerated. Use within 2 weeks.

How often do you exfoliate? What do you use to get the job done? More importantly, how much do you love grits?

More of my DIY beauty recipes can be found here.