Okay, so earlier this week I posted about a sugar scrub. It was lovely and wonderful and it smelled great, but it required a few specialty ingredients. Namely, sweet almond oil and essential oils. (Well, the essential oils weren’t required, but they really did help.)
Anyway. I also made a second batch of scrub, that uses only things you can find at the grocery store – no extra shopping trips or goofy specialty oils. Ready?
Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub
1 cup turbinado (or raw) sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. honey
Mix everything together. Apply liberally to skin. Rinse. Enjoy smooth, exfoliated skin!
This recipe originally didn’t have the white sugar in it. I added it because I felt the raw sugar alone was a little rough on the skin. The result is the white sugar absorbed a lot of the oil. If you want a more moisturizing scrub, add more oil (or skip the white sugar). More oil will have a stronger olive oil scent – which I frankly like. Less oil will just leave you with a clean, fresh-scrubbed you scent.
I’ve been using this scrub, and it’s lovely. And at $3.42 per batch, for nearly two cups of scrub (with the white sugar), it’s a total steal.