Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WFMW - Homemade (read "inexpensive") Body Scrub

Before I get to my WFMW post I want to take a moment to remind everyone to continue to pray for Haiti.  A magnitude 6.0 "aftershock" hit the area this morning.

There's just something about spa treatments that make a girl feel better.  But venturing to an actual spa for an actual treatment requires not only the time (and babysitting) but the money.  With this body scrub you can pamper yourself without breaking the bank.

Maybe it's the baker in me that loves this scrub because it smells so delicious!

Brown Sugar Body Scrub


1-1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup olive oil (canola oil can be substituted)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blending Procedure:

Pour the brown sugar into a bowl and pack it tightly using the back of a spoon. Add the olive oil and mix together to form a paste.

Add the vanilla extract last for a hint of scent. Mix well.

To use, scoop some into the palm of your hand and massage gently from limbs to torso, avoiding broken skin and face. Rinse well.

Store in a jar in a cool place.  This also makes a great gift!  Use mason jars and ribbon to dress it up.  Don't forget the recipe so your friends can make more.

More WFMW tips can be found here!


  1. This sounds like a great at home spa treatment, just the thing for a little pampering! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for that! I'll bet it smells wonderful. I think I'll try to make some.