Remember last weekend? Oh, you were drunk? Well, I often am too. I won’t judge you. Do you remember all the things I wanted to blog about, but didn’t because no one wants to read 1,000 words about random nonsense? Well, I am going to blog about something I made last Saturday; body scrub.
Usually I would not make such a thing, but I saw a recipe on the internet and thought I’d give it a shot. It was much cheaper than spending another 7$ on a new tub of the stuff. So I gathered some things.
I bought the organic sugar because I find it to be coarser, which is something you want if you are exfoliating. The vanilla is just for smell, the brown sugar – I’m not sure what that is for, and the oil makes it stick together. The process is really easy and takes less than 5 minutes. I used 1 cup of both types of sugar, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, and enough oil to keep the sugars together.
This process can take a while if you just let the oil soak in by itself. I grabbed a spoon and assisted the process.
Here is the finished product. I have a label maker and I thought it a fine time to use it.
You can’t really see that, but it says SUGAR SCRUB with fancy flowers on the side.
Here is my assessment of the homemade product.
- It does not work as well as the sugar scrub bought in the store.
- The oil stays on your skin and you have to wash with soap to get it off. This is a problem for me because it is inconvenient. I like to shave after a good exfoliation and when you have massive amounts of oil penetrating your skin, you ruin a razor blade. Sure, I can lather after the scrub, but that just messed up my whole routine and I am suddenly thinking about all the people who can’t take showers. Woe is me.
- When I went to the bucket a week later for a second scrub, the brown sugar was clumpy. I should have known it would do that. I added water to the tub and this fixed the problem, but really – this is an annoyance.
I am not sure I will be making a second batch. I leave the steps here for you because maybe you can experiment with the mixture and find something that works. Next time I will not use oil, (olive oil). I will find something else. Or go back to the dreaded Wally World where they hold captive my favorite scrub for 7$. There has to be a better way, my skin deserves it.