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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Vanilla Honey Body Scrub

This is my first recipe post, Its Organic Vanilla Honey Body Scrub. It is super easy once you gather the ingredients, smells AMAZING,  and makes your skin super soft. The ingredients I used were 100% organic and chemical free-in fact, you can eat it. But you don't have to go that route if you don't want the trouble of looking for organic ingredients. All of them can be found reasonably priced at various places on the internet.

1/4 cup + 1 tbs  vanilla infused sweet almond oil*
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbs local honey (I used honey from my own hives, yea!)
1/2 vanilla bean
ingredients ready to go

mixing the yummy ingredients

* The vanilla infused Almond oil was made several months in advance. You don't have to do this but it makes the vanilla scent quite a bit stronger. I cut up two organic vanilla beans and placed it in a mason jar with 1 cup of organic sweet almond oil and let it sit and "steep" in a sunny window for almost three months. The vanilla infused oil alone makes a great moisturizer that I use all the time. Its well worth the trouble in my opinion. You could also substitute the sweet almond oil with another light carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba.
Mix everything together in a bowl except the  1/2 vanilla bean. slice the vanilla bean length wise and scrape out the tiny pods in the center of the bean with a knife-that's the part of the bean you want to use. Put the pods in the bowl with the other ingredients and discard the vanilla bean itself. Pour in pretty container. Done!
got the jar at hobby lobby for a buck

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