Make your own frugal scrub!

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This is from the March issue of “LiveRight with Shop Rite,” a monthly magazine that my grocery store puts out.

You know how much I love frugal ways to stay beautiful, so when I ran across this, I knew I had to share. Even if this isn’t your “deal,” these would make wonderful Mother’s Day gifts. Take a peek at your local beauty supply store and find cute little jars to put them in.

Normal Skin: Mix 1 cup oatmeal, cornmeal, or wheat germ with 1 teaspoon light oil, such as almond or sunflower, in a blender or food processor until a coarse paste forms. Massage into damp skin, and rinse.

Dry/Sensitive Skin:
Mix 1 tablespoon superfine Baker’s Sugar or baking soda and 1 tablespoon canola oil into a paste. Rub into skin for 30 to 60 seconds. Remove with a warm, wet washcloth.

Oily Skin: Grind the peels from 2 to 3 oranges in a food processor and mix with an equal amount of cream of wheat, ground oatmeal, or cornmeal. Massage into damp skin, and rinse with cool water.

Aging Skin:
Finely grind 2 to 3 almonds(or walnuts) into a food processor. Add 1 teaspoon honey and enough drops of milk to create a thick paste. Rub into damp skin, and rinse with warm water.

Body Scrub: Mix 2 tablespoons granulated salt or sugar with 2 tablespoons light oil. Massage mixture into skin from the neck down before bathing.

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  1. 3.23.09
    Charlene said:

    You can also use some of that bargain hair conditioner we’ve all got stockpiled–it makes a great skin conditioner, as well, and could easily be mixed with sugar, salt, cornmeal, etc, to make a srub, and would be already scented, too.

  2. 3.23.09
    frugalsuz said:

    Ooh, great tips! Got any ideas for the million cans of Hunts tomato sauce I’m slowly accumulating?

  3. 3.23.09
    Precious said:

    Thank you so much for these great tips!