Friday, July 24, 2009

Sugar Scrub

Sweet and Spicy Sugar Scrub

1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C white sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger
1/2 t ground cloves
Oil: olive oil*, almond oil, grape seed oil, apricot oil, jojoba, etc.
optional: a few drops of essential oil, such as cinnamon

*I use olive oil for my sugar scrubs, which does have a scent. If the smell bothers you, try a "light" olive oil which has a milder taste and smell. Or just use a different type of oil all together.

Directions: Combine everything but oil in a bowl and then add in oil and stir to combine. I suggest starting with just part of the oil and adding it until it's the consistency you want it. Store in a container with a lid. I suggest keeping it in the fridge if you have left overs, it should last quite a while. Stop using it if it smells gross :)

For Use: Soap off in the shower so you have clean skin. Stir the sugar scrub and then massage into skin in circular motions for several minutes. I use it from my neck all the way down to my toes. After rinsing, if your skin feels too oily you can use a little bit of soap to wash it off. I personally leave it. By the time I finish my shower it doesn't feel too oily anymore and it adds to the benefits of a sugar scrub. It will trap in the moisture and make your skin so soft and smooth. After you get out of the shower, slather on some lotion and try to keep everyone from touching you!

I no it's not food, but some of the girl's have been asking for the recipe. Enjoy!


  1. Thanx again. I was reading some stuff that says most cosmetics have toxic things in them and our skins absorb it all directly into our bloodstreams. If you can't eat it, you probably shouldn't put it on your skin. I've been using olive oil as lotion lately. It has lots of antioxidants and doesn't clog pores, so I'm glad this recipe uses olive oil in it.

  2. I'm so glad you guys like this- isn't it yummy?? I have to make a conscious effort not to lick my hands when I use it! lol. Hey, would you mind linking it to our site? Sorry if that sounds nit-picky, but we've had some copyright issues so we always have to ask :) Thanks!

    Oh, and I think that butterhorn roll recipe is the same as the one I use and I've never tried freezing them before. I'm totally going to try it tomorrow- that would be a lifesaver for me! I think I will start calling them manatee rolls too, haha. Thanks for the great idea!