One of my favorite products is Brown Sugar Body Polish by Fresh, but at $65 a pop, I don't get to indulge as often as I would like. So I found two great homemade versions that you can even make give as a gift...enjoy!
Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Scrub
A sweet smelling body scrub which will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. 1 cup organic brown sugar
1/2 cup organic granulated sugar
1/2 cup + 3 TBSP organic Sunflower oil
1/2 tsp organic Vanilla flavoring extract
Blend sugars together in a bowl, add oil and vanilla extract, and mix well. Package in jars, and enjoy!
Sweet and Spicy Brown Sugar Body Polish
1 cup organic brown sugar
1 cup white granulated sugar
¾ cup almond, soybeans, hazelnut, or macadamia nut base oil
2 teaspoons cinnamon, powdered
2 teaspoons ginger, powdered
2 teaspoons nutmeg, powdered
40 drops cardamom essential oil
In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients except the essential oil. Using a whisk, blend ingredients thoroughly, making sure to break up any lumps of brown sugar or spice. Add the essential oil drop by drop, blending after each addition.
Spoon into a storage container with a tight-fitting lid.
Massage approximately ¼ to ½ cup of scrub onto pre-moistened skin using circular motions. Rinse.
Adapted from Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Publishing, 2007).