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DIY: Body scrub.


A girl needs to be pampered every now and again, yes?

I had to share this amazingly yummy, delicious treat that we made at a recent MOPS. You guessed it, strait from Martha herself: the body scrub. Super easy, incredibly fun, and just a simple way to do something nice for yourself or someone you love. What a gift.

I’ll go ahead and give you the link to Martha’s recipe, but I’ll write out our version in case you’re interested in that as well.

Click here for Martha’s recipe


  • sugar / epsom salt
  • grape seed oil
  • essential oil(s)
  • food coloring (if desired)
  • mixing bowl
  • spoon
  • small canning jar(s)
  • printer & inkjet bumper sticker paper


Get messy & have fun!

1. Add 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar or salt to a bowl & 4 tablespoons of grape seed oil.

2. Next add about 10 drops of essential oil (see the labels links for some fun recipes!)

3. Stir well, and if desired you may add food coloring. (I chose to go au natural, not wanting to deal with messy food colorings. Either way, makes a lovely scrub!)

4. Spoon mixture into your jar

5. Print your desired label(s) and affix onto the lid.

6. Now go hop into a steamy shower and scrub, scrub away!

A few more thoughts…

I hope you are able to take some time to make this simple recipe of goodness, if you haven’t already. We all know fancy bath and body products can be so costly – why not make your own, knowing exactly what is in it, and actually saving some cash in the long run? Makes a lovely gift and an even better excuse to pamper yourself! Hugs and happy Tuesday!

About Bree

Bree is the founder and writer of, a recipe site that shares her love of cooking, baking, and entertaining with others. launched in February of 2010 as a way to merge Bree’s love of photography with her love of food, and share both with friends and family. Currently, Bree lives in the suburbs of Washington DC with her husband and 3 children.

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  • sugar body scrub

    Angie, It is great to see intelligent people like you are promoting DYI natural organic body scrubs . I’m currently running such a campaign through my website.

  • johanne paylado

    is it okay if i substitute grape seed oil with olive oil????

  • Kathy

    I’m so glad Rebekah posted your idea on her blog—I went to Whole Foods yesterday and made some scented bath salts as a variation of this recipe. I did one batch w/ rose essential and another using sweet orange with a touch of vanilla essential for a ‘cremesicle’ scent. Thanks so much for your inspiration.
    What a lovely place you have here!

  • Rebekah

    ok, I’ve got to try this! :) Every girl must be pampered. :)

  • angie

    Thank you Heather for chiming in! Good to know :)

  • heather

    Safeway carries grapeseed oil and if you are in the south or Midwest, Kroger and Thriftway carry grapeseed oil as well as Rainbow Grocers.

  • angie

    Theadora, I know Whole Foods sells both! I have found the essential oils at any other random health food store… but I wonder if anyone has seen grape seed oil at a local grocery store?

  • Heather

    Hey there! Something looks familiar here but I can’t quite place my finger on it. hahahaha!

  • Theadora

    Angie- this sounds great! Where do i get grape seed and essential oils?…regular gorcery store or a “health food” store?…i cannot wait to try this…super idea for teacher appreciation day/week!!! thanks! looking forward to tomorrow…WIFW!! no pressure my friend! :)