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DIY Sugar Body Scrub

Today I am super excited to be sharing with you all how to make your own body scrub. You may have previously seen my Homemade Body Lotion tutorial here. I had fun making it so much I decided to make my own body scrub. It is really easy to make and you only need a couple of ingredients. They also make great handmade gifts or party favours. Also you could make a cute Valentine's label and gift it as a gift to a friend.

Supplies needed:
-Brown or White Sugar
-A Jar to store the scrub in
-Vanilla Extract or some scent
-1/4 cup of almond oil
-Labels/ribbon if wanting to make a gift

1. I didn't use exact measures as I wasn't making a big batch up. So I used about 1/2 a cup of white sugar (you can use brown if you wish) Poured that into a bowl and mixed with almond oil. If you don't have almond oil feel free to use olive oil it works just as well. 
2. I then added about 2-3 tbs of vanilla extract of course you could use some different essential oils. 
3. Spoon the mixture into you jar of choice and label or decorate.

So there you have it - a simple and easy homemade body sugar scrub which may not even cost you anything if you already have the supplies in your kitchen. 

Have you ever made any homemade lotions or scrubs?

224 comments

  1. This is such a good idea! you come up with some great D.I.Y projects! will have to give this one a go x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. This sounds super easy and is a great idea! I've never tried making a body scrub or anything like that on my own before, but this makes it sound like a snap!

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  3. oh god this has to smell fantastic! I am bookmarking to try this!

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  4. I've never tried making one, but I got a homemade scrub as a present once and I LOVED it. They make such sweet and thoughtful gifts.

    Kate :)
    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

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  5. I can't believe how easy this is. Can't wait to try it.

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  6. So glad I found your blog, you have a new follower:)

    www.McKennaBleu.blogspot.com

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  7. These are the best gifts. I loved the packaging of your lotion so this is a great compliment to it!

    xoxo
    Lanaya

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  8. I love sugar scrubs!! It would be such a great gift to give all my girlfriends. I should totally whip up a batch and mail them around! Thanks for the recipe! :)

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  9. I make this all the time! It works so well for the little rash that pops up on my arms sometimes and it smells so good and makes your skin so soft!

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  10. What a great gift idea :)

    Julie @ Naptime Review

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  11. This is great. Will definiteky have to try it! :)

    Jamie

    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  12. this is so cool, just might try it !

    Jenn

    www.hello-gutentag.blogspot.ca

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  13. LOVE it!! I've never ever ever tried a scrub before. I know lame lol! But so excited to try this and hopefully make a batch for gifts! Love the presentation. Pinning :) Thank you for sharing and linkin up ! OXOXO

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  14. Love this! I actually made some peppermint scrubs as gifts for Christmas! But your recipe looks so easy and I don't have to go out and buy anything..Plus, I need some for myself now :)

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  15. Really good idea! Thanks for the tip! :)

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  16. Wow.. I had no idea making scrub was so simple! Thanks for the great project!

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  17. I'm going to have to try this one!

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  18. I love homemade beauty products!

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  19. going to write this one down. love it. so easy. ( :

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  20. I won some of this body scrub awhile back in peppermint! I love the way it makes my skin feel and smell!

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  21. This seems like a great, easy thing to make. Thanks!

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  22. I love body scrubs but find that the best ones can often be a little too expensive. I will surely give this a try

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  23. Body scrubs kinda weird me out, but this one seems to be a hit with everyone. Will definitely put this on my list of things to do!

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  24. thanks for the body scrub recipie... almost sounds edible...heheh

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  25. In love it, it seems so easy! I'm totally going to try making this!

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  26. Great idea! I might have to try this one :)
    belsuhail@gmail.ocm

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  27. Great Idea.. I love scrubs but have never tried making my own.

    I like how you decorated it, very pretty <3

    Beki xx

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  28. This is fab!! Lovely idea =) x

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  29. That is lovely! And I just adore the packaging<3

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  30. What a great idea, so cute! I should try it!

    Laura
    http://casetadepaper.blogspot.com

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  31. This looks amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing! I will have to have a go at it sometime!

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  32. this is such a great idea. i should try this one!

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  33. i really want to try making some, when i have a free day, i'm going to try this version,
    hope you're well,
    laura xx

    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I absolutely love homemade cosmetics. I love to give them out over the holidays or to put them in an emergency mommy kit for baby showers.

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  35. Some friends and I are having a soap & sugar scrub making get together in a couple of weeks! I can't wait to finally try some quality sugar scrub!

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  36. Wow, seems like a great idea and big money saver! Thanks!

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  37. My sister made me something similar for Mother's Day last year and it's awesome!

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  38. Great DIY (plus I actually have all the ingredients!)

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  39. what a neat idea! great for gift :)

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  40. I love DIY beauty products..! Thanks for the recipe. My cousin will try this one.

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  41. I've made something like this with lemon in it - it is so nice to use!

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  42. I love making my own scrubs! I use dead sea salt instead of sugar and coconut oil, it is cheap and effective.

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  43. I love the packaging you used!

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  44. I'm definitely making this body scrub next time I'm dying for a DIY project!

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  45. Great Idea;
    I shall be giving this ago :) x

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  46. Thanks for sharing great idea.

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  47. I've been meaning to try something like this for a while now.

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  48. This looks delicious and might do the job well. Is it good for sensitive dry skin.

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  49. I've never used body scrubs, but they do smell so nice :)

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  50. I'm new to your site thanks to the giveaway going on - this recipe looks great!

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  51. Cute idea! New to your blog! :)

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  52. I love sugar scrub! I keep a jar in my shower caddy so I can use it any time :) This sounds like a great recipe. We made a nice big batch of it with the teen girls at church and they all loved it too!

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  53. So is this a body scrub or a late-night treat? It sounds delicious. ;)

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  54. No i havent but cant wait to check this out....

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  55. Thanks for the recipe. It sounds easy to make.

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  56. I love a great DIY project. I've never tried a sugar scrub.

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  57. Sugar body scrub? No thanks.....

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  58. Love this! I love finding great DIY beauty. And what a cute presentation.

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  59. Perfect - what a great idea. And I bet it smells heavenly x

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  60. i love body scrubs and am glad i found this homemade recipe.its so easy and inexpensive.im going to tell my daughter and sister about it. thankyou for posting.

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  61. Lovely to have something where you know the ingredients are wholesome. I would say edible, but I'm not sre that my planned addition of lavender oil in place of vanilla extract would qualify.

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  62. My grandma used to make a similar scrub with olive oil. She always had silky skin!

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  63. I'd love to try this, thanks for sharing!
    Audrey

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  64. I will have to try this! Would this soak into your skin and wouldn't you get a sugar buzz? LOL! I could always us a sugar buzz.

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  65. I usually make my own scrubs. I priced them at the store and thought, "It's sugar and oil. What else? I can make that!"

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  66. looks a good idea, would save some money definately as we always use a bodyscrub, will defo try it out, thanks x

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  67. I'm making this for myself! I LOVE sugar scrub; makes my skin feel softer than anything else when i get out of a shower/bath! Thank you for the recipe!

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  68. This looks so nice, and simple! Thank you Vicki

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  69. fab. i spend a fortune on scrubs. i'll have to give it a go

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  70. I've been looking for a scrub FOREVER, now I can just make one at home! This is awesome! :)

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    1. agree, this is very awesome.

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  72. You don't need to buy those expensive ones, you can customize your own!

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  73. it look good and i love it thanks

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  74. One of my friends made this and gave it to me for Christmas, and I love it!

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  75. thanks for the recipe..i will try it at home right now :-)

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  76. How long does this usually last for? Expiration date?

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  77. can't wait to try this

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  78. I made a homemade scrub once. Total disaster! Wrong oil, lavender flowers clogged the drain....

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  79. Nope, never tried, although I do mix the ends of lotions together.

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  80. That looks like something even I could do! Thanks for the instructions!

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  81. I haven't really made scrubs or lotions, but I have made salves (so pretty close). This looks like a fun project, though.

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  82. i really want this...thanks 4 instructions

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  83. I think I tried to make one out of oatmeal, sugar and lavender before - all I remember of it is it went into a thick porridgey mess :/

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  84. I've never made my own scrub or lotion or anything like that before, but I really should! Love your packaging, btw :)

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  85. I've never tried to make a body scrub before. I will now. Thanks for sharing. Sounds good.

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  86. I always like to try new products and this one looks great.

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  87. Simple directions, ingredients should be on hand for most or easy to obtain, makes a great gift.

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  88. Simple directions, ingredients should be on hand for most or easy to obtain, makes a great gift.

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  89. What a cute gift! Especially for sweet friend :)

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  90. I love making my own sugar scrub. I got some advice to add in lemon juice to help exfoliate...

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  91. I love this idea and cant wait to try it!

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  92. kerry, LOVE this idea!! I want to make this myself. Simple and sweet!!

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  93. It should be a very good product to try, thanks!

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  94. Ooo that you for sharing this body scrub recipe! I'll have to give it a try! :)

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  95. I've been thinking about making my own sugar scrub for a while now - thanks for the post!!

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  96. What a great idea, thank you, I will definitely try this:)

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  97. Great idea..easy, useful & not too many ingredients. Thank you for sharing.

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  98. I'll try it soon. Thanks for the tips.

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  99. I never would have thought of this.I love the idea of making your own body scrub Thanks.

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  100. I heard and have been hearing lots on this scrub... must try it.

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  101. I already have everything in my kitchen, can't wait to try!

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  102. Scrumptious! Be sure I am not going to give this away as a gift when I make it!

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  103. I use a sugar scrub for my hands and love it!!! Helps soothe the winter hands!

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  104. That is SUPER simple! I actually used to just use sugar and scrub my body with it because someone who sugared (like waxing) my eyebrows once told me it helps prevent ingrown hairs (which it does for me). This would probably be a lot nicer than having a bag of shower in my bathroom though haha.

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  105. Would make a great gift...

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  106. Scrubbing gets rid of excess dead skin

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  107. I love natural body scrubs, and vanilla is my favorite scent! :)

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  108. thanks for the receipts. I will try it!

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  109. Oh this is awesome! I will need to try this out. Thanks! =)

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  110. mmm cool vanilla scent is so great i love it :) thanks for this id like to try

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  111. This looks like so much fun! I think it would be a great bridesmaid gift!

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  112. Thank You for the recepie of thayt scrub =) I haven`t made scrubs jet, only soap with special base, but my friends gifted me selfmaded scrub - it was wonderfull for skin =)

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  113. I have been looking for a recipe for sugar scrub, I used to have one pinned but it disappeared. I want to make this for all of the ladies in my office, as part of a "destress" gift! :)

    ​xoxo,
    Gayle | Grace for Gayle

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  114. Gonna try making this tonight!!

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  115. This sounds good and so easy to make plus saving lots of money too!

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  116. This looks great! I have all the ingredients, so I'm going to make a small batch of it. Thanks for sharing!

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  117. This is awesome. Now, I can enjoy my bath time with this sugar body scrub while thinking of yummy foodies :)

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  118. Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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  119. I MUST try this and get my diy on :)

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  120. Oh wow, I have to try this!

    x

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  121. Very interesting stuff. I like it.

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  122. Very neat! This would make perfect little gifts! :)

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  123. great idea will give it a go

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  124. I've never made any scrubs, but I've been given a homemade scrub by a friend!

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  125. Very easy to make- try it!

    Laura Harris

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  126. I would never have thought of doing this thank you this is such a good idea :)

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  127. I love body scrubs... I'll have to try this one!

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  128. You have the most awesome DIYs. This is why I love to read your blog. I would have never thought of doing this but now that I read this post I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Sunday!!

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  129. no I havent but we do put leftover soap in a dish and mould it together to save money

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  130. Great idea! I've always wanted to make that!
    ~Sara

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  131. I lived in Colombia (South America) for 16 years and they always washed your hand and feet with a sugar scrub in beauty salons when getting a mani or pedi.

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  132. Great idea! I'll have to try it. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  133. Such a cute picture. I love body scrubs especially for my hands during winter months. I will have to give this a try!

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  134. I've never made a homemade body scrub but this one sounds divine!

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  135. I like the idea of DIY Body Scrub, some of these things are ridiculously expensive considering the effort needed and what's in them.

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  136. Will deffo be trying this! Love DIY things

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  137. I love making my own skin care products. I never have tried with almond oil before. Thanks for sharing!

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  138. I love body scrubs. I've never tried a sugar scrub, but this sounds super easy to make. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  139. This sounds amazing and so much cheaper than buying a scrub!

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  140. I can't wait to try this!

    Bridget Hopper

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  141. Wow what a great idea. These could make some awesome wedding shower gifts for the guests!

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  142. I love a good scrub! though last year, I had some unpleasant visitors thanks to a not well sealed sugar scrub...darn ants!

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  143. renae richardson2 March 2013 at 14:33

    Love this sugar scrub! so much cheaper to make it than buy it!

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  144. Oh wow! Definitely going to have to make this!

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  145. I have a recipe from a friend that uses lavender too for the sugar scrub...haven't tried it yet but excited too!

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  146. Mmm sounds divine

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  147. WHat a wild goose chase! I hope I win the ipad mini!

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  148. Sounds cool!

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  149. My fiancee is going to love this Thank you

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  150. I've never tried a sugar scrub, but this sounds so easy to make! Thank you for sharing!

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  151. Catherine Shaw5 March 2013 at 20:42

    This sounds just yummy for the skin and the nose. I may try to adapt it with coconut oil because I just won a big honking jar of the stuff!

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