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Peach & Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Peach & Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Most of the beauty formulas I make share something in common: They’re delicious to eat. Maybe it’s just that I can’t escape the pleasure of rubbing food on my skin, but I think it’s more about the inherently beautiful integrity of using plants for beauty ingredients.

Which brings me to peaches. Such beauty! Peaches are moisturizing and toning for all skin types, and their fruity summer perfume is far more transporting than any synthetic fragrance could ever be. For this simple sugar scrub, I use fresh peach with sugar and olive oil. I think that you’ll love how soft and luminous this will make your skin…if you don’t eat it all first.

1 large very ripe peach, unpeeled, sliced and mashed
1/3 cup organic brown sugar
1/3 cup white granulated sugar
1/3 cup olive oil

Mix ingredients in a bowl and mash together until well combined. In the shower, wet skin and then turn off the water. Gently massage generous scoops of scrub all over your body. (Careful not to slip from olive oil.) Rinse off, glow.

Makes 2 applications, to be used within one week. (Store second application in the refrigerator.)

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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10:40PM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

Can't wait to make this. Going to pick up some peaches tomorrow :) Thanks for sharing.

11:12PM PDT on May 7, 2013

Sounds so goooood! Thanks

9:16AM PST on Jan 2, 2013

...Melissa , I'll wait for "peach" season for this one, when peaches are at their "peachie cheek" best = ) thanks for posting!...

11:21AM PDT on May 28, 2012

Thanks for sharing

2:48AM PDT on May 6, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:47AM PDT on May 6, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:39AM PDT on May 1, 2012


4:42PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

I love sugar scrubs and one of my favorites is a mint melon scrub...Divine!

9:57PM PDT on Sep 14, 2011


9:53AM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

great article, thank you :)

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