I have always been a fan of scrubs but sometimes they can get a bit pricey. Making my own scrub is something I have wanted to do for a while, along with a trillion other things. My “I want to make” list is VERY VERY long and I am just now starting to get around to some of them. Anyways, if you Google “DIY Scrubs” you will get a million different recipes. How do you choose?? Well for this one I was looking for something really easy that I could put together with things I already had. I checked out a few recipes and they were pretty similar just switching out a few things here and there. I decided to put together my own mix and match recipe.
For my recipe you will need…
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
You will also need
- a jar with a lid. Try for something air tight. (Hobby Lobby is having a 50% of sale on glass jars right now)
- a large spoon for mixing
- a small spoon or small spatula for getting out the perfect amount when ready to use
- a mixing bowl if your jar is too small to mix in.
Measure out your brown sugar
Add to your jar or mixing bowl
Then add the olive oil, honey, and vanilla right on top.
Mix it all up till it looks something like this
You can add more brown sugar or olive oil to get the consistency that you want. At the last second I decided to add some ground cinnamon to it.
Now you can test it out. Use you small spoon or spatula (or just your fingers) to put a small amount in your hand.
Rub it all over your hands and then rinse with warm water. The olive oil will make your hands feel slick. Just rub it into your hands. In a couple of minutes they will just feel ultra soft and moisturized.
Now you can just store your jar by the sink and make your hands, or whole body, feel silky smooth!
Couple of tips…. I like my olive oil to have some strong flavor so my scrub smells like sweet olives and less like sugar. If you want something that smells sweeter use a lighter olive oil. Next time I think I’m going to try some coconut oil. Oh and remember that the sugar will settle so you will need to give it a little stir before you use it. I plan to keep experimenting with scrubs. When I find something else I like I will definitely share it with you. Now go check your cabinets! I am sure you have everything you need already. Whip some up and pamper your self, or some one else ;)!! This would also make a GREAT gift for your friends, mother, grandma, MIL, teacher, anyone! Just jazz up the jar a little. Enjoy!!