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« on: April 11, 2011 10:13:56 PM »

Well, I was in the mall with my boyfriend a few weeks ago, and we got lured into those tests of the bath products. There was this amazing hand scrub there that smelled delicious and made my hands soooo soft! My boyfriend told me I could probably make it at home for way cheaper than they were selling it for, and even though I wanted it, I knew he was right.

Basically the scrub was large-crystal salt and some oil, with that delicious fragrance. As I was going through the Dollar Tree one day, I decided to pick up these things to perform my experiment:



Vanilla scented body cream, sea salt (I picked it because the crystals were a little larger than normal), and a glass dish.

I went home and poured salt into the dish and then mixed in lotion until it was a nice consistency.  It looked like this:



Not the most attractive picture, but hey. It reminds me of the consistency of grits.

I ran warm water and scrubbed my fingers using my new scrub, making sure I got inbetween my fingers and rinsing well. It's a good idea to put on some lotion after this to make sure your hands don't dry out once they miss their dead-skin buddies.

My hands were soft and supple, and smelled great, too, all for just three dollars!



I keep this scrub next to my sink, now, and use it whenever I feel like it. After a day or so the oil starts separating from the salt, but that's exactly what the stuff in the store was like, too, so I'm really happy. I made this a few weeks ago and now it's a little bit dryer than when it started out, but a little more lotion or a little more stiring fixes it right up.

Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011 10:51:19 PM »

Very fun! My mom actually bought some of the expensive mall stuff...and I've been making body products for years. They're very convincing sales people! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011 12:09:35 AM »

i do this too, never thought to post it LOL
when my mam and i got suckered into trying it we actually ended up being allergic to the fragrance they'd used in them (we think it must have been the fragrance as there wasn't much else in them) and were itching like crazy for hours
i use sea/rock salt and either olive oil or sunflower oil with added vitamins
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011 08:01:45 AM »

i do this too, never thought to post it LOL
when my mam and i got suckered into trying it we actually ended up being allergic to the fragrance they'd used in them (we think it must have been the fragrance as there wasn't much else in them) and were itching like crazy for hours
i use sea/rock salt and either olive oil or sunflower oil with added vitamins

I knew someone else must have done it, but I figured this was probably the easiest (inexperienced with no supplies) way, haha.

Sorry about the allergy, must have been crazy bad if it affected both of you! Once as a kid I used this special glitter soap and it gave my hands a painful rash, so I've sworn off glitter in my bath products ever since. Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011 10:11:17 AM »

we both have sensitive skin, mine's worse but there's certain things we're both allergic to, we manage though
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011 10:56:44 AM »

 and thats the reason that 1) why I HATE the mall..and 2)why I walk as FAAAAR away from those kiosks as possible..ducking and dodging between strangers just to avoid the hair straightener people and the eyebrow threaders.. Smiley

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love that you used dollar store stuff too..love me some dollar store!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011 06:11:48 PM »

i love the Dollar Tree! so many great finds that you can make fantastic things with! i never thought to do this though! i too avoid those kiosks and if i can make it myself even better Smiley great idea for christmas gifts too! i cant wait to pick up these items and try this thanks for sharing  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2011 03:53:57 PM »

Oh man.  I just tried this, and let me say, it is the Best.  Thing.  Ever.  Thanks for the inspiration and the tute!  Love your Dollar Store chic.  (And the softness of my hands.  Mmmmm.)
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011 09:40:53 AM »

i have sea salt around and never use it. i can't wait to try this tonight!
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threading at home is super easy too. i've been doing it for about 3 years.
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