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14 April 2013

DIY Brown Sugar Vanilla Sugar Scrub

After a coworker brought in peppermint sugar scrub for everyone, I needed to get on this bandwagon!  Not only does it leave your hands smelling super good and smooth, it's organic and a great homemade gift for friends, mother-in-laws, grandma's, teachers, etc.



You'll need (for a 2 pint recipe):
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tbs. honey
  • 10 Tbs. vanilla extract
  • Canning jars of your choice





  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Add EVOO & honey. Stir well.
  3. Add half of the vanilla extract and stir well and add the second half.
  4. Pack into jars, making sure the lid is on tight if it's not going to be used right away to prevent it from drying out.

I've only made this recipe so far.  In my attempt to go out and make peppermint, orange, and lemon, the nearest GNC was out of EVERYTHING!



Check out the other scents I've made so far: