simple oatmeal/ brown sugar scrub

the cast of characters:




…brown sugar…


…and…*drum roll*…EVOO!


And that’s it!

Oh, wait, and maybe a bowl too…:)

DIY oatmeal/ brown sugar scrub

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup extra virgin olive oil


1) Mix well.

2) Gently rub on dry skin– before you take a shower– in small, easy circles.

Don’t rush. (Although I recommend doing this while standing over a towel…it gets kinda messy! 🙂

3) Jump into shower and wash off. Your skin will feel like butter. No jokin’.



(I apologize for my pictures….they’re innocent. The lighting in our kitchen is really weird, thus, my pictures…er…don’t really look right :))

Honestly when I first found this recipe, I was skeptical. It just couldn’t possibly be that awesome.

Until…it was.

And I tried it.

I’m never going back to the store-bought stuff again.

I know looking at these pictures it looks really really weird, and probably gross, but it’s really just magical.

Best shower experience EVAH.

So please try it. You, in all seriousness, will NOT regret it.

Psh, I mean, who doesn’t want their skin to feel like butter? 😀


spread a lil love~ DIY vanilla sugar body scrub

{photos by Freutcake}

{photos by Freutcake}

This is a great, easy thing to make for Christmas presents for all your girlfriends! I found it on Pinterest, and thought it was just the CUTEST idea EVER. 😀

Vanilla Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

1/2 cup granulated (white) sugar
2 cups Turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract (or your favorite essential oil)

Directions: Combine the two sugars in a bowl and mix to incorporate. Add olive oil and stir. Mix in honey and vanilla. Store in an airtight jar and enjoy!

* This is a coarse scrub, if you would like a more gentle scrub you can substitute brown sugar for the turbinado sugar.
* Always exfoliate before shaving to prevent irritation and achieve a better shave.
* You may add more olive oil to your jar after packing if you desire a different consistency.
* Oil will settle in the jar so stir before using.
* I do not recommend using this scrub on your face. It is intended for use on the body only.

** originally from here