Chicago winter weather is notorious for being cold, long, and miserable, especially according to my mom. With the cold weather comes dry skin, chapped lips and in my case, a serious lack of moisture. Using the Epsom salts from my most recent Walgreens trip, I decided to make my own exfoliating scrub and it was one of the easiest DIY projects I’ve ever done. It took three minutes and I now have a simple, exfoliating scrub stored in a couple of extra spice jars (similar here). Because the Epsom salts were scented, I used a bit of brown sugar and un-scented oil to keep the scrub from being overwhelming. The brown sugar adds a finer exfoliant, maximizing the scrub’s efficiency. Next time, I plan to try a lemon scrub with unscented Epsom salts, brown sugar, lemon zest, and this lemon oil from Burt’s Bees.