Sunday, January 9, 2011

Recipe: Vanilla-Peppermint Sugar Scrub

There is nothing quite like using random ingredients you have at home to make something that would have cost you boo-cooze of money elsewhere (you can thank my mom for that phrase). The sugar scrub I featured in yesterday's post is just one of those items... super simple to make, smells delicious, and probably even tastes pretty good (though I didn't try it... and am not necessarily recommending it).

To make it, you just need the following:

2-3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 drops of peppermint essential oil

Stir all ingredients in a small bowl and VOILA! You have a sugar scrub. (I used this for a foot scrub, but you could also use it in the shower as a great overall body exfoliant.)

A few other variations you might consider trying... (in place of the vanilla and peppermint)

-adding 1/2 teaspoon of orange juice and the juice of half a lemon or lime... great if you need something to wake you up early in the morning! (especially if you are like me and are NOT a morning person)
-adding 1/2 teaspoon of coconut milk and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. (the perfect 'it's a lazy day and I feel like pampering myself' scrub)
-adding 1 teaspoon each of of honey and some very strongly brewed green tea. (very soothing to your skin and is great for undereye bags)

If anyone else knows any great home remedies... I would love to hear from you! Hope you all enjoy your Sunday day of rest!


  1. I have a terrific recipe for homemade laundry detergent! It will save you a fortune and is good for the environment.

  2. Seriously? Please share! I have always hated how much laundry detergent costs... Now if only we could think of a home remedy that would do/fold the laundry for me! :)