How to Look Good on a Budget, Part Two

Here is a great recipe for a homemade body scrub I got from Martha Stewart’s Magazine Christmas Issue.  No reason to have dry, flaky, knees, elbows or legs if you’re on a budget.  Just mix up some of this scrub.  I did, and it turned out nice.
Body Scrub
2 Cups Epsom salts or Organic Cane Sugar (to make a salt [small grain] OR sugar [large grain scrub])
1 Cup Carrier Oil (for example: Grapeseed Oil, Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil or Vitamin E Oil)
8 Drops Essential Oils (Peppermint, Lemon, Rosemary, the list goes on.  But make sure they are food grade essential oils and NOT fragrance oils, which can harm your skin)
1 Drop Food Coloring
Package in small canning jars and decorate as desired.  To download label designs, go to
I used Epsom Salts, Olive Oil, Lemon Essential Oil and Yellow Food Coloring.  Next time I will use orange food coloring, as the lemon with the already yellow olive oil didn’t turn out as pretty as I’d hoped.  But I think orange will be very nice for a Citrus Body Scrub.  This seems to look better if you mix it ahead of time and let it sit for a few days at least before giving.  The best thing about this recipe is there is no junk in it.
Have fun!

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