Monday, 5 January 2009

Sugar Scrub

Orange Vanilla Sugar Scrub


ingredients:

1 cup demerera (raw cane) sugar

2-3 tablespoons almond oil

1 teaspoon vanilla flavouring

1 teaspoon orange (or any other flavour) essential oil


1 glass or plastic jar with a lid, the one I used came from Ikea, but any jar with a lid will do, even an old jam jar.

mix all ingredients in a glass bowl (plastic will absorb the oil) until you have a nice slightly slushy consistency and then scoop it into the jar.

Apply the scrub to hands or feet (or any area of rough skin) in the bath or shower, rinse.

cook's notes: I made the sugar scrub as a Christmas gift for Frizbe, but I used a small amount to test the scrub before giving it away. It worked really nicely on the backs of my hands and made my skin feel really smooth.

I know there are a lot of different recipes for sugar scrub out there, some with vitamin e oil, olive oil, salt, coffee (apparently), and other flavours and stabilizers but this is the one I used and tinkered with. I just kept mixing and adding a few drops of essential oil and vanilla until it smelled delicious and felt like a nice consistency. There are more recipes on recipezaar, angry chicken, or just search for it on google.

I had been wanting to make some sugar scrub for years and for one reason or another I just never got round to it, I bought all different ones from various shops (mainly boots, and I used to love one that they made at Bath and Body Works long long ago) and was never 100% happy with them. Next time I may try to do a rose or coconut scented sugar scrub, when I have more than just icing and caster (white) sugar in the house for baking. Or I must just go make some brownies now and forget all about sugar scrub.

5 comments:

Katy said...

mmm, that looks great. I wonder if I could eat myself whilst using it?! I know what I can make for next christmas (did I just say that? I did, didn't I?!!!!)

Frizbe said...

Tis very fabby scrub, love it lots, have had to stop dd2 eating it though.....:-)

Grace@PoeticHome said...

What lovely inspiration to make a custom scrub! It is more fulfilling (and inexpensive) to make one's own scrub.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm happy to have found yours and look forward to your projects :)

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Louise said...

Equal parts honey and sugar also works really well, but your recipe looks great, can't wait to try it.