Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hoff's Natural Body Scrub

I'm a big fan of exfoliation, it does skin good.  I'm also a big fan of natural things!  And I'm really a big fan of cheap, DIY solutions!  So I created my own 100% all-natural face and body scrub.  It's super simple and odds are you already have everything in your kitchen to make it.

Here's what you need:
  1. Brown Sugar (the light stuff, the dark stuff disintegrates)
  2. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (you should be eating this anyway!)
  3. A plastic, sealable container
 Here's what you do:
  1. Pour enough oil into the container to coat the bottom
  2. Top with a few spoonfuls of sugar
  3. Continue alternating layers of oil and sugar until you reach the top (leave some room)
  4. Now stir, stir, stir until the sugar appears saturated with oil
That's it! 

You now have a 100% all-natural, super cheap exfoliant (and you can pronounce all the ingredients in your creation).  Get organic ingredients to make it even better!

I usually go through this concoction in about two weeks. I keep it stored in the shower and have never had a problem with it going rancid.

CAUTION: Slathering on olive oil in the shower, leaves the shower floor very slick!  I spray mine down with vinegar afterwards and that tends to do the trick.  Just give a heads up to the next guy in line.


  1. i bought some brown sugar body scrub w/ shea butter from The Walmart, it was about $5. I'll have to do a cost analysis comparison. But I will say your skin is very supple :)

  2. But what else is in that scrub? Thanks for the compliment Trixie, you don't hear that everyday!

  3. Honey and Sea Salt Scrub is awesome too :)

  4. Sorry, forgot to say that you can vitamin E, or coconut oil, and lavender!