polishing skin scrub

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Skin Scrub

Remember I shared my recipe for Gardener’s Hand Scrubl
earlier this year?

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This new version is the same basic premise..
Whip up a batch of this
easy yet indulgent scrub
when you have a few minutes…using ingredients YOU ALREADY HAVE!
The only ingredients you need are:
{or Brown Sugar}
Body Wash
{yep that’s it folks!}
You can add essential oils
(lavender or peppermint perhaps?)
to up the scent factor if you wish…
{but most body washes already have wonderful scents!}
so you really don’t
HAVE to!
Just mix up these ingredients to the consistency YOU LIKE

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(apparently I had to take my new skin polish outside for some fresh air!)

northern cottage skin polish

This is
GREAT in the shower
for elbows, knees, heels, etc 
that seem to get drier in the winter.
You come out of the shower smelling
oh so good
and soft as a baby’s…what?
This concoction is also great in the summer though too for taking care of flip- flop-wearing-tootsies or dirt-digging-gardening-hands!
or make some for
someone you love
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Wrap it up pretty and give this as a present ANYTIME!

Chat soon -
NORTHERN COTTAGE  Follow Me on Pinterest


  1. I will have to try this! It looks wonderfully natural, and earthy too. Thanks for the tip, tami

  2. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

  3. Love the sound of this. Will try it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I know some thing and want to share with you ...thats * Believe it or not, adding a few drops of baby oil in your bath does make a difference to the softness of your skin, try it out.
    * Or, another strange fact is if you use honey on your skin whilst having a shower it makes your skin immediately softer afterwards.
    * Also, you need to moisturise with cream regularly after baths or showers and your skin will be softer before you know it!...this is your fine..blog

  5. Love this! I would love to repost on my beauty blog! Glad I found you on the Tuesday link up : )

    xo Kristle

  6. Wow, how easy! I like this kind of idea. :)

  7. WOW, great idea....I need to try this!

  8. Super awesome idea.. Sounds really great.. I have to try it : )) I LOVE it... I would LOVE for you to Please stop in and share/link via my Pin Inspirational Party happening today : )) *SOO pin Worthy!!* THANK YOU.. Wishing you an amazing rest of the week.. ~ Marilyn http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/12/hello-artsy-friends-stopping-in-today.html

  9. Thanks SO much for sharing.. : )) LOVE it.. Have a terrific weekend.. Hope you can come back again next Thursday.. Would LOVE to have you..

  10. This is so cool!! I am going to make this tomorrow for a girlfriends birthday gift! Thanks so much!!

  11. This would make lovely gifts--the little jars alone are so pretty--great idea for gift baskets.

  12. So simple! I am making this for myself for sure!

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/search/label/Link%20Party

  13. DO NOT USE PEPPERMINT. It can seriously hurt you, as it is not meant to be used in this fashion.

  14. Please do not use glass containers in the shower! They may be pretty, but are a hazard.

  15. Thank you for sharing your recipes for the many different scrubs. I'm always looking for something to give as Mothers's Day gifts and it always seems to be flowers. But giving a basket of scrubs would be a perfect gift.

    I love the small jars you use. Can you tell me where you got your jars and what brand they are? I can get small canning jars here in Carroll County, MD but they aren't as cute as yours. ]

    Thanks so much


  16. Fun...any idea how long these will keep?

  17. do you mean actual brown sugar? or raw unprocessed sugar??? I have 2 types of brown sugar in my pantry! lol


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