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  1. Kathryn Stratford
    June 20, 2013

    I love reading about homemade natural products, and this looks great! I look forward to trying it out. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • Natashalh
      June 20, 2013

      Thank you for stopping in! I really love the way this smells and how it stays with you for the day. It’s a pretty cool experience!

  2. Edi
    June 20, 2013

    This is a really great recipe and I love that it’s easy and has ingredients that are easy to find. I love eucalyptus, I bet it’s great with the mint!

    • Natashalh
      June 20, 2013

      It’s such a zingy combination! I love the way I can feel the hydration and smell the eucalyptus and mint for hours.

  3. Rose
    June 20, 2013

    I haven’t made my own scrub yet, but one of these days I will. My skin would really benefit from more regular scrub use. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Natashalh
      June 20, 2013

      I love using them! I’m outside so much they’re really important to me. I love making my own so they don’t have a big price tag and mystery ingredients!

  4. BeadedTail
    June 20, 2013

    I haven’t made a scrub before but this one looks easy enough that I’ll try it. Not sure where to get the essential oils though but I’ll figure it out! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Natashalh
      June 20, 2013

      You can find them at some grocery stores, particularly nicer grocery stores. When I can’t find something in person, though, I just use Amazon. I have Amazon Prime and can get free shipping on a lot of things, and now there are several essential oil options that are ‘add ons’ now that ship free with a $25 order from Amazon. Or something like that.

  5. Paige @ Little Nostalgia
    June 21, 2013

    Wait, that’s it?! I thought making a scrub would be more complicated! I think I know what I’m making some people for Christmas this year…

    • Natashalh
      June 21, 2013

      Yes, that’s it!! In those little glass jelly jars this would make an awesome present.

  6. Marieken
    June 21, 2013

    I’ve never thought of making my own scrub. It seems so do-able! I have most ingredients in the kitchen, I will be oil hunting this weekend.

    • Natashalh
      June 21, 2013

      Yes, it is totally do-able! A lot of recipes call for special ingredients, but I like to keep it simple.

  7. Sarah
    June 24, 2013

    I really need to get down to doing some of this – I got a whole book of recipes for Christmas.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

    • Natashalh
      June 24, 2013

      It is so crazy easy! And you can make it in whatever scents you’d like.

  8. Kathy Penney @ Sparkles And A Stove
    June 26, 2013

    This sounds heavenly to use and I bet it smells great! Pinned it! Thanks for linking up at All Things Pretty!

    • Natashalh
      June 26, 2013

      I love the scent! I also love how it’s totally customizable and you can use any essential oils you like. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Lauren
    November 18, 2014

    This seems like simplest recipe I’ve found for homemade sugar scrub.
    What is the difference between using extra virgin olive oil (or any olive oil) versus baby oil?

    • Natashalh
      November 18, 2014

      Baby oil contains mineral oil, and sometimes fragrance. I definitely wouldn’t add a “with fragrance” baby oil to my sugar scrub, but if you want to use a plain mineral oil, that’s your call. I personally prefer not to use it because I like using something plant-derived instead of mineral-derived, but if you feel comfortable using mineral oil then why not give it a try?

  10. Julie
    November 21, 2014

    Hi Natasha!
    Thanks so much for posting this as I love the bath and body stress products and this smells exactly the same! Love the scent! I made it last night but find its too oily and a lot of the oil sits on the top. I made it to the recipe but maybe my raw sugar is smaller grains? I had a choice between raw cane sugar (which is what I bought) and turbinado sugar which is much larger grains. I thought I’d just reduce the amount of oil or try the turbinado sugar instead. What do you think? Thanks so much!

    • Natashalh
      November 21, 2014

      I’m so glad you like the scent!

      Some separation is natural (even the commercial versions separate out!). I personally think the turbinado scrubs better, but raw sugar should work, too. I’d just try again with less oil to see if you’re happier with it before rushing out to buy something else!

  11. Cindy
    February 5, 2015

    What is the shelf life of a homemade scrub?

    • Natashalh
      February 5, 2015

      Honestly, I don’t know. Olive oil keeps for a long time, so does sugar, so I don’t see how it could “go bad” in even a couple years. All I’ve seen it do is separate out, but so do the commercial versions. Just stirring it back up again fixes that. I’ve never had trouble finishing up a batch!

  12. Leigh
    February 25, 2015

    I make all sorts of day thingies and I feel a lot better. I will never use expensive things again. My body and mind have never felt better too!

    • Natashalh
      February 25, 2015

      I totally agree that making your own things can save money and help you feel better! I feel awful whenever I eat food with weird additives, for example, but absolutely fine when I have a homemade version. Thanks for stopping in. =)

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