Friday, April 1, 2011

A Teenager, A Dog, and a Damn Tasty Sugar Scrub...

I make a sugar scrub. It's incredible. It's replaced soap, exfoliators, and shaving cream in our house. Everyone loves it. It cleans the skin, sloughs off dry cells, and leaves you moisturized all day. It's helped clear acne, it reduces razor burn, it makes skin glow. It's truly fabulous. It's also not cheap. A key ingredient is Emu oil. I swear by Emu oil... it has amazing healing properties, plus it's anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and uber-moisturizing. We've seen it work miracles. Emu oil is pricey. It's around $120 for a pint. Yes, it lasts a long time, but... not cheap.  Other ingredients are Sucanat, Coconut Oil, Cocounut Butter, and Grapefruit extract. It smells wonderful, and feels fantastic. The scrub is amazing. did I mention it's not cheap?

So what's all this got to do with a teenager and a dog? Well... turns out, the combo of the coconut oil & butter and the sucanat is quite tasty. We all joke about loving to wash our faces with the scrub because it tastes good. It also tastes good to the dog. The dog who will nose her way into the bathroom, sniff over to the bowl which the teenager, who after running out of her own bowl of scrub, snuck in and removed Bill & I's bowl from our bathroom shower and took into hers then left open on the edge of the tub, which is where said dog proceeded to eat the whole bowl of scrub. This dog then took the now licked clean bowl downstairs and left it in the center of the living room floor... apparently her way of saying, "Hey, we're out of sugar scrub! Time to make more!".

No wonder the dog has such a shiny coat.


  1. Chelle,
    Had to laugh~ my dog climbs in shower to and licks the cococunt oil tub. I now every couple of days put a a Tbsp in her food. Your scrub sounds awesome and I was wondering if you were willing to share the recipe? Happy Birthday to your family members. Eileen

  2. Hi Eileen!
    Here's the recipe:
    1 cup sucanat
    2 heaping tablespoons of coconut buttter
    1/4 cup of coconut oil
    2 tbsp emu oil
    20 drops grapefruit extract

    Mix together, adding more sucanat until you reach desired consistency. Store in airtight container.