As a child I yearned for the seasons to change in ways that would inspire even the most Grinchiest of folk – leaves turning orange, snow storms and waking up to crisp Sunday mornings. Fast forward twenty years and those dreams have since fizzled as a 105 degree October is simply imminent. Don’t get me wrong, I’d still very much appreciate a cold wintery night, but I’ve acclimated myself to my current environment. Cold is 50 degrees – yes a true L.A. city kid. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t artificially create a frosty yet L.A. friendly winter. My favorite thing to do is create warm bath using the Laura Mercier Sugar Scrub in Almond Coconut Milk.
The Laura Mercier Body Scrub is by all means a luxurious body scrub. The 12 oz. glass jar is heavy and comes with a plastic scooper to avoid bacteria growth. It retails for $50.00 and can be purchased at Sephora, Nordstrom and Macy’s .
The Almond Coconut Milk scrub is described to smell like powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a hint of cinnamon with notes of vanilla meringue and vanilla mouse.
I seem to smell a combination of vanilla and pistachio but can strongly agree it is a warm, sweet scent. As a disclaimer, I recommend using the scrub sparingly since the scent can become over powering.
The body scrub is thick and feels very sticky/tacky similar to Kraft’s Jeff Marshmallow Puff. I enjoy the stickiness because it allows me enough time to actually scrub my skin as opposed to other scrubs that easily dissolve.
As you can see in the image above, the sugar particles are large, similar to sea salt. Everything about this scrub gravitates towards creating an experience in the bath. The warm, sweet scent creates a relaxing stress free environment. The rich decadent consistency and its emollient nature leaves your skin feeling renewed and hydrated. The thick formula creates a mask preparing the skin for the large sugar to scrub away dead skin.
Overall, the Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub creates a soothing experience in the bath.
What are your go to favorites when taking a bath during the Holiday Seasons?