Home made Body Srub

United States
March 17, 2007 1:19am CST
I bought some turbinado sugar at the store and blended in a bit of jojoba oil, some virgin coconut oil, and a couple of essential oils. I have seen the same sugar scrub for over $30.00 for the 8 oz that I made in my home. Think about making your own lusury items to help make frugal living as gracious as possible. If I can do it, ANYONE can do it!
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@nancygibson (3737)
• France
17 Mar 07
I usually just use salt mixed with olive oil with a few drops of essential oil in it, I particularly like lavender and rosemary in this sort of scrub. I completely agree with you though that these things are overpriced in teh shops, its amazing what people will pay for. If you liek a foamy scrub add sugar to some shower gel and standin the shower, wet your skin and rub that all over (avoiding the really sensitive bits of course), then shower it off. That one is really fast and easy to do.
@arcadian (931)
• United States
17 Mar 07
salt is great on a callous or to remove mechanic's grease- but the crystals are sharp edged and can be too abrasive for constant use . Sugar is gentler and rounds off as it dissolves. So it is still a good exfoliant, but not as hard. so you are right to use it in shower gel. A jot of liquid soap in the salt misture will suds it up nicely. I do facials and I can't resist sharing with my clients what everyday products at home can be used for wonderful skin care. Almost everything we eat (not meat-lol).
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@Julia1970 (410)
• United States
21 Mar 07
It sounds wonderful, I can't wait to try this for myself. Where do you come up with these good ideas?
• United States
26 Mar 07
I explore....LOL.
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
Well after you pointing out the difference in price you are right. Did the ingredients cost alot. How do you know what essential oils to put in? Sounds like you are doing really well with this.
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• United States
18 Mar 07
I usually have oils and such in he house. I had to get the turbinado at the store and I think its was about the same as regular sugar. The turbinado was on the baking isle at King Soopers. AS with anything, if you are getting all of the supplies as you initial investment then it might cost more at first, like stocking a freezer for the first time. Luckily, with scrubs and similar things you can use other ingredients and get a similar effect.
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@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
19 Mar 07
Hello SageMother - I love sugar body scrub. What a wonderful idea you've come up with there. That certainly is a great money saver - I reckon i'll be having a go at that one! lol
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Thank you. I mix sugar with vitamin E oil. Works great, but I will try your mixture.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Where do you get the instructions to do such great things. I have joined a group on yahoo for soap making. I would love to make my own soaps. I spend a lot of money on these. I love the scents of so many of them. And suave makes some sweet smelling scents also. There is nothing like trying your own hand at this stuff. Thanks
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• United States
26 Mar 07
Which group on yahoo do you belong to?
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
17 Mar 07
Sage Mother I've never heard of turbinado sugar. What is it please and what sort of store do I buy it from? I'm all for gracious living as living where I do it's easy to get into the habit of doing without things if you don't need them.
• United States
26 Mar 07
I will have to look at the box it came in for the complete description. I got my box at King Soopers, AKA Kroger's or City Market, where you find refined white sugar. The box says "certified organic" on the side. You can probably find it a health food stores too. It is a brown, raw sugar. The crystals are not uniform in size and are not nearly as fine as refined or brown refined sugar. Some scrubs resipes will include regular brown sugar with turbinado to add more variations in the crystals.
• United States
31 Mar 07
Do you have an exact recipe that you can share with us? My husband loves Bath and Body works Orange-ginger Scrub. It is a sugar scrub. I would love to make this for him.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Thanks for sharing. I certainly would not pay $30.00 for a scrub. I will give this a try.
@hezoid (2148)
29 Mar 07
I've heard that you can make all sorts of nice body scrubs using various foods like sugar, rolled oat, sea salt etc, mixed with essential oils & base oils. I might have to give it a try sometime, apparently rolled oats (crushed up) mixed with almond oil makes a good scrub for sensitive skin. I can't belvie how much some compnaies charge for products with such simple, cheap ingredients!