Sunday, February 20, 2011

Posh Sugar Scrub

I recently made a "Posh" Sugar Scrub to put in my Oscar party SWAG baskets.  (The Oscar telecast is Sunday, February 27, 2011...I'll share the contents of my gift baskets later this week to give you some ideas.) 

Find any recycled, clean jar with a lid.  For my baskets, I used my handy-dandy jelly jars.  However, I made a larger version for our kitchen using an empty olive jar.

The key to this sugar scrub is Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay Dishwashing Liquid (in Pomegranate Splash Scent).

Simply fill your jar with sugar and then pour the "measured" sugar into a mixing bowl.  Cover the entire top of the sugar with dishwashing liquid.  Carefully mix it up.  There is no "correct" measurement for the dish soap, just add more Dawn until you like the consistency.

Scoop your concoction into the jar and squish it down with the spoon.  I drizzled a little more Dawn on top (and didn't mix it in) before I screwed the lid back on.  Decorate the jars with stickers, ribbon or colored paper.

NOTE:  Be sure to use it up within a few weeks, or your Sugar Scrub will be as hard as a rock!

To use:  Take about a teaspoon of Posh Sugar Scrub and massage it into your hands (do this over a sink, it's kind of messy).  Wash it off with warm water and pat your hands dry on a towel.

Now would be a good time to give yourself a manicure.  Finish with some lotion and...

Your hands will be ready for their close-up!


  1. This sounds wonderful. I'll be sure to give it a try. Thanks, Karen!

  2. I tried this sugar scrub, I used it on my pedicure deprived feet - Sweet Scent and Soft
    Feet - I Like that, thanks for sharing the way you make it

  3. Karen, thank you for the Stylish Blogger Award. How Fun! And this sugar scrub sounds wonderful, I could definately go for a good mani and a pedi about now. Hugs

  4. Awesome! and totally different than my recipe- (maybe I'll share it w ya next monday) Is "made by you monday" your thing? i like it!

    Walgreens has a $.99 coupon for Dawn 10.3 oz.
    Publix and Walmart will both take the coupon and they can be downloaded from the internet if needed!

    - tks, Kelli

  5. Ok- never mind about the Made by You Mon. question..... I clicked on it and see "Skip to my Lou"- maybe I can get it together and join up next mon!!

    I'm laughing cause I just looked at Betty Jean from Shabby Tea Party's comment and thought she said "i could use a good MAN and a pedi" lol- and my first thought was - YEAH! It's been a long time since my good man gave me a pedi!!! (gonna get on him about that!) LOL

  6. :-) Yeah, a man giving a pedi is like a movie! I LOVE Made By You Mondays...I find lots of fun blogs and hopefully they find me (honestly, Monday is my best traffic day of the week because of them!)

  7. A man giving a Pedi is totally like a movie...not real life! Although Rainman does paint my toenails for me when I am really, really pregnant and can't reach them!!! My feet and hands definitely need this.

    By the way, I awarded you the Stylish BLogger award too!!!

  8. I love this, thank you for posting! I'm always looking for at-home beauty treatments.