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Sweet Scrub for Lusciously Soft Skin

Sweet Scrub for Lusciously Soft Skin

Kissing my scratchy-bearded sweetheart, along with subzero windchills, had left my skin really flaky and dry. A sugar-based body-scrub sample recently arrived that sounded great–until I found out it was loaded with parabens and artificial dyes. So here is a non-toxic, super-easy formula to use instead. It costs next to nothing to make, it’s completely safe–and it works! I love how it tastes, and how soft and smooth my face feels now.


1/2 cup organic sugar
Just enough cold-pressed oil to dampen the mixture (I use olive oil, but you can also try wheat germ, peanut, corn, or sunflower oil)
A few drops of flavoring, optional (pure vanilla extract is my favorite, but you can use peppermint or lemon or whatever takes your fancy)

1. I like to massage this mixture into my face while I sit in the tub. You can also use it all over before you shower.

2. Rinse well after using.

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By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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5:41AM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:21AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

It's beneficial to both ourselves and our environment

1:26AM PST on Nov 13, 2012

Thank you :)

2:36AM PST on Mar 9, 2012

Thank you

5:07PM PDT on Aug 10, 2011

Thanks for this article. Love it.

3:17PM PDT on Jul 7, 2011

Thank you

2:44AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

Cool, thanks for the tip :)

1:08AM PST on Dec 18, 2010

Thanks for the info.

1:07AM PST on Dec 18, 2010

Thanks for the info.

2:56AM PDT on Mar 21, 2010

thanks for post

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