Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Brown Sugar Vanilla/Almond Scrub

These homemade scrubs make wonderful gifts.  They're so easy to do and people really love receiving and using them.  You can use them on your hands, feet, elbows or wherever you need some tender lovin' care.  The scrub smells so good, you almost want to eat it!!  You could keep a few to have on hand for hostess, friend or teacher gifts.  (Guys even like them, too.)  Here's the recipe:

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup oil
  (I used 1/2 c. olive oil and 1/2 c. coconut oil)
1 T. vanilla extract
1 t. almond extract

Mix the sugar together until there are no lumps.  Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.
Package into jars and decorate with ribbon and a tag.  A little spoon or a shell is helpful for scooping. 
You may want to use a plastic container if you're worried about breakage in a bathroom.

I am sharing with:

Mix It Up Monday!
Make It Pretty Monday
Tips, Tutorials and Tidbits
Recipe Box
Full Plate Thursday
Weekend Potluck
Foodie Friday
Home Sweet Home
Homespun Christmas Link Party
Seasonal Sundays


  1. What a great gift! I really should make these.

  2. I need to mix up a batch of this for me!! I suffer all winter long with dry skin. Love how you packaged them. xo

  3. My sisters and my mom love these Kitty! I'll whip a batch of these tonight :-)

  4. It does sound good enough to eat Kitty! Great idea for a homemade gift.

  5. I know I'd be thrilled to get such a wonderful gift. You've got it packaged in such a festive way!

  6. Kitty, Your scrub looks pretty and I'll bet it smells terrific! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Kitty.
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Fun idea Kitty! Your packaging is pretty too:@)

  8. I just love this idea and am adding this to my 'list' to make for gift giving. Love your pretty jar decorating.

  9. What a great idea! I can smell the lovely fragrance. Beautiful packaging too...Christine

  10. Hi Kitty, What a YUMMY Idea! Oh Yes, it does sound good enough to eat... and how wonderful to be using only natural products! Love it and thank you for the recipe...
    Have a wonderful week!!!

  11. HI Kitty! Oh, this sounds wonderful and you've dressed the little jar so beautifully. Now I could make me some as I have all of the ingredients in my cabinets.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  12. Hello Kitty,
    Your scrub looks so pretty jarred up with the berries and ribbon. I bet it smells wonderful too. It is sure to make a lovely gift for someone. Thanks so much for sharing this with my HOME and have a beautiful day.


  13. Hello Kitty,I just bet that smells good enuf to eat...what great gifts..and sooo pretty!
    I loved to try this.I need exfoliating...think I'll try making,can I substitute something else for the white sugar..I have everything except the white sugar.
    Thanks for sharing your #1 @ Rattlebridge.


  14. You've just given me a whole new combination of ingredients for a scrub. I'm thinking this would make me smell like a freshly baked cookie.

  15. Kitty~ What a wonderful seasonal gift! I bet it does smell wonderful!

  16. It looks and sounds edible! What a beautiful gift. This is such a great idea and I love your presentation.

  17. Kitty, what a wonderful gift idea! Pretty, fragrant, and beneficial. I hope you have a great weekend! XX00

  18. Great idea for getting rid of that pesky winter skin! I like the idea of a plastic jar, too, for the very reason you said. That bad boy can get quite slippery!!! Yours is decorated beautifully!!!!!!

  19. I make scrubs with Dead Sea salts for gifts. Your jar looks so festive for Christmas and great for holiday giving!
    sandy :)

  20. Kitty this is a lovely and personal gift for many! I know my skin would love it!

    2012 Artists Series and Giveaway from The House of Edward!

  21. I love this and you have it packaged so pretty! Wonder if I could get around to making these this year. It's such a cute idea.

  22. Kitty -- what a great idea! Smells good too!

  23. Kitty, thanks for sharing this great idea. I love to use a nice scrub when in the shower.

  24. Hi Kitty,
    I just love your idea and I have already tried it. My little jars are all ready to go and an extra for my bath. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  25. What a great gift idea and your packaging makes it so pretty too!

  26. Visiting from Mix It Up Monday
    Love this...pinning!

  27. That simple, no kidding?

    I ♥ how you made up your package, too.

    Leave it to the cooking gal to come up with foodie scrubs, huh?

    Thank you- I could use a head to toe scrub, haha.

  28. Great idea! Thank you for joining HSH!

  29. Great idea ~ I love these scrubs! Makes for great gifts too.



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