Monday, May 30, 2011


I have been rationing a jar of sugar scrub for about 3 years now. I used it about 4 times a year. I know that I brought the scrub with me to the hotel room where I got ready before my wedding this year. I ration this scrub so much, that I didn't even use it all when getting ready for my wedding. That is pretty sad, especially considering I have another container of the exact same scrub in the bathroom cabinet. 


Given my obsession, I decided to make some of my own so that I can use it guilt free!

I started off with these ingredients:

 (Granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, a whisk, spoon, medium sized mixing bowl, extra virgin olive oil, grapeseed oil, vanilla extract, a class container with a top, and various measuring cups.)

 (Put 1/2c each granulated sugar and dark brown sugar in the bowl. Whisk together.)

 (Place sugar combo in the glass jar)

 (Add 1/4 cup each grapeseed oil and extra virgin olive oil on top of the sugar combo)

 (Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract to and combine)

 (Voila! Man it shrinks down quite a bit!)

(Put the cap on and there you go!)

As soon as I finished making this combo I tested it out in the shower and IT IS as good as the one I have been rationing. The only difference in that the granulated sugar is a little finer. On my next batch I might try using some coarse sugar, maybe sugar in the raw? 

You can also add whatever extracts you like to the mix. When I was using the scrub, it smelled like someone was baking a cake somewhere in the bathroom. I might try using lavender or mint extracts.

Try it out though! It took less than 5 minutes to make and it felt luxurious in the shower. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh, thanks for sharing this, Lauren. Is it okay that my mouth started to water when I was reading the ingredients (it's the sugar and vanilla that got me) ? lol I have a serious weakness when it comes to vanilla - such a yummy scent.
    Will have to give your sugar scrub a try!