Moisturizing Honey Vanilla Body Polish {Wellness Wednesday #25}

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This honey vanilla sugar scrub is perfect for a relaxing bath or at-home "spa night!" The ingredients are safe, and it only takes a few minutes to mix up a batch.

Our Wellness Wednesday theme for November is safe skincare. Previous posts this month were Is Your Skincare Safe Enough to Eat? and Top 5 Ingredients to Avoid in Skincare Products.

I have an early Christmas present for you today. There is some assembly required, but not too much(:

Treat yourself to this deliciously luxuriant sugar scrub the next time you take a bath! The ingredients are safe, and it only takes a few minutes to mix up a batch.

Want to create a special stocking stuffer for your mother or sister? Make extra, mound it into jars, and tie a creamy-coloured ribbon around each.

When using, scoop the polish with your fingers and apply to wet or dry skin in gentle, circular motions. This will exfoliate your skin and work in the moisturizing honey and oil. The skin on your face is very delicate, so avoid using this product there, although it’s fine to use it as a lip polish.


Moisturizing Honey Vanilla Body Polish

1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp jojoba oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store mixture in a jar or airtight container. For use, apply all over wet or dry skin (except the face), rubbing gently with a circular motion. Let sit for a few minutes, then rinse off.

Honey Almond variation: substitute almond extract for vanilla, and use sweet almond oil in place of jojoba.

Do you ever make homemade Christmas gifts for anyone? What have you made?

body polish

This post is part of the Wellness Wednesday link up!


  1. says

    Oooh…. That Body Polish sounds delightful!

    As always, thanks for hosting this link-up! This week I’m sharing my husband’s coffee recipe… Mmmm coffee… This recipe, aside from being delicious, is full of things designed to make you *more* healthy… as opposed to the coffee shop kind, which will make you *less* healthy!
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  2. says

    Thanks for hosting! This week I shared my post, “True Friends DON’T Care?”. The idea is that you shouldn’t care about what others think of you based on your diet and that the people who are truly important shouldn’t judge you because of it. Can’t wait to try some of these recipes! Have a great week!
    Erica @ Edible Attitudes recently posted…True Friends DON’T Care?My Profile

  3. carrie says

    This will make a fun “spa party” favor for my daughter’s 13th birthday slumber party. thanks for the recipe! ;0

    • says

      I’m not exactly sure, but it lasted quite a while for me! (A few weeks, I think?) Since it’s summer, though, you might want to store it in the fridge so that ants don’t get it!

  4. Raquel says

    I tried a similar recipe, using a fine sugar (caster sugar) since I needed it to be sensitive on the face. Anyway- the product ended up being very clumpy and the oil and honey settled to the bottom of the jar. Does that happen with this recipe?

    • says

      No, that hasn’t happened to me. I am not familiar with using caster sugar, though! My only suggestion would be to use more of the caster sugar, or less of the honey/oil, and add it gradually.


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