Monday, December 20, 2010


4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2-3 Tablespoons Almond Oil
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 cups brown sugar
1-2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
Vitamin E oil (I used 8 Vitamin E oil capsules, just poke hole in the pill and squeeze the oil out)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, making sure to mix everything well.  Once mixed you can add more oil or sugar, or any other ingredient to achieve the consistency you prefer.  I wanted the consistency to be like a wet sand.

To use, scrub all over your body when taking a shower or bath. 

The scrub mixture should be enough to fill 3 half pint (8 oz.) jars or containers.

Store in a sealed container to prevent moisture from seeping in. Do not get water in the container when you're using it (unless you plan to use it all up at once) because introducing water into the product can cause unwanted bacterial growth.  You can store this in a refrigerator or in a cool, dark place(out of the sun light).

This has a 6 month shelf life.

Add a small spoon tied to the top of the jar with string or ribbon and this makes a perfect gift.

*I also added cute tags to mine that gave the name, ingredients, how to store, and "shelf life."

And the credit for bending the spoons goes to my wonderful husband, without his strength I would be SOL, ;) .


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Reeni said...

I always wanted to make my own body scrubs! This is great - love how you packaged it too - so pretty!

Jennifer said...

Glad you like them, and that I could give you a "recipe" you might use, because since following your blog you've given me lots. :)

Haven said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing your talents! I love the spoons attached to the jars! So cute!

Jennifer said...

Thanks Haven, btw love your name, your comment is so sweet.

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

This is such a great gift idea! I would be tempted to eat it too, LOL!

Karen the Suburbanite said...

Theses are sooo cute! You should link them up to my photo linky party @

Jemma (jay-ma) : said...

What a fabulous gift idea that I've always been wanting to try :) Thanks for sharing the recipe Jennifer!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Jennifer, need you to send me a photo so I can add it in for the highlight at the DIY Club.

Veronica said...

Hi Jennifer, what gorgeous scrubs! I absolutely LOVE the spoons- they add such a lovely touch! Thanks for the recipes! (I found you over at the DIY club).