so on the quest for bath time goodies that make your skin feel super smooth i found a recipe for a sugar scrub. i love scrubs of any kind and i used to make one with oatmeal and brown sugar which i should probably revisit soon…
but this recipe i found seemed simple and quick and i was willing to try as i had everything already. this is what is asked for:
Almond Oil or Coconut Oil (or oil of your choice)
White Granulated Sugar
Shredded Bar of Soap – so it cleans too!
An Essential Oil – to make it smell pretty
Mixing Bowl & Spoon & Microwave or double boiler
A mold or a scoop – mold in case you want to make little cubes or little shapes of the scrub
[and following the recipe made me remember why i really hate following recipes but hey you live and learn]
it called out these specific amounts which i adhered to:
1/4 cup Almond Oil
1/2 cup Shredded Soap- i used the pink dove bar
3-4 drops of Essential Oil- i used a sweet orange one
1 cup Sugar
basically you combine the almond oil and shredded soap together and microwave it in 10 sec intervals, mixing in between to get it melted down. (if that doesn’t work for you they suggest using a double boiler) and then you add the essential oil to your liquid soapy mixture. once you add the soapy mix to the sugar it all hardens out pretty quick, it kind of reminded me of dropping water into wet sand at the beach, so i did this part pretty slowly and mixed it together as i was pouring. well the soapy mix wasn’t really enough to combine with the sugar so my scrub didn’t quite have the consistency i would have liked but the deed was done.
if i decide to try this out again i would def use more almond oil, which makes your skin feel amazing by the way, or adding more shredded soap or using less sugar. maybe if i used a different bar of soap it would have come out different? i used dove soap and i believe they say its 1/4 moisturizer and made that had some effect on it?? idk..
i’ll use the scrub til its done but i wasn’t really happy with it. you can’t win them all i guess…