Tuesday, January 27, 2009

So, last night I was playing mad scientist in the kitchen. In my flurry of trying to bring dinner to life I also managed to whip up some body polish that I had been thinking about forever and could not get off of my butt about. Well I finally figured out a recipe that I like so I thought I'd share it. Here goes:

Sweet Orange Brown sugar Body Polish

1 cup brown sugar (dark or light)
1 cup white granulated sugar
3/4 cup any good oil such as almond, avocado etc...(I used grapeseed)
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
40-50 drops essential oil (I used 20 jasmine,25 orange and 5 lavender)

In a medium size bowl add all ingredients except the essential oil. Using a metal spoon mix all ingredients well making sure to break up any lumps. Lastly, add the essential oils a few drops at a time, mixing well after each addition. Spoon into airtight container and stick it by the tub for use! It stays fresh and the scent is the best if used within six(6) months.

Common sense tips:
  • Use metal spoon unless you have a wooden spoon that you will only use for making this. The wood will absorb the oils making it unfit for use in cooking afterwards.
  • Careful! This can make the tub/shower a bit slippery so use caution.
  • Cinnamon can be left out and you can use any scent essential oil(s) you like.

This is great for dry winter skin. I felt velvety soft after using this. Because it is really cheap, fast and easy to make, that makes it a great gift. It is something that most people won't make for themselves but would love to have! Enjoy!


  1. I will have to try this out, thanks for posting!

  2. how clever! I never thought of making this - I will need to get the oil - but other than that I'm in good shape!!

  3. LoveCreation24, it really is easy and a great little self indulgence :)

  4. brown sugar body polish!!
    * instantly thinks of rolling stones*

    how yummy would i be?? heheh.. im gonna try it!
    thanks for posing ;)

  5. Hee! I sang 'Brown Sugar' by the Stones while I made it so it is extra good!