Saturday Splurge vs. Steal


My body has dry skin so I always have to put on moisturizer, no matter how hot and humid the temperature, and must scrub my body at least once a week.  Over the years I have used many different brands and below is my recommendation and opinion.


Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish

My Opinon:

  • Love the fragrance
  • Sugar beads are soft on skin
  • Sugar beads does melt if you continue to scrub
  • Leaves skin soft but a little greasy
  • I don’t like the oily residue
  • Best of use in the winter season; you can even skip lotion if you want
  • Comes in a big tub so lasts a while
  • Different versions of this polish is not available but you can easily make it at home (see below)
  • Price is ridiculous: $65 for one tub

Final thought:

The price is too much for just a scrub,anyone can make an at home version for themselves for much cheaper



The Body Shop’s Olive Body Scrub   

My Opinion:

  • Fragrance is light but i don’t really like it
  • Crushed walnut shells and olive stones are soft on skin
  • Crushed shells & stones does not melt but is not harsh on skin
  • Leaves skin soft and not greasy
  • Leaves no oily residue but skin does not feel dry
  • Best for use all year long but will need to use oil/lotion in winter after scrubbing
  • Comes in a medium tube but lasts a while
  • Price is good: $19 & they always have coupons or buy one get one sale

Final thought:

It’s a great scrub for the price; it keeps skin flake free and healthy looking and can be used any season.

If you want to do your own version of the sugar scrub, then follow the instructions below. Inexpensive but effective and it makes a great gift.

Brown Sugar Body Scrub



  • 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, can substitute Sweetened Almond Oil or Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E (cut open Vitamin E liquid gel caps)
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract , optional (or your favorite citrus essential oil)
  • 1 tablespoon honey, optional for dry skin

In a medium mixing bowl, combine oil, vitamin E and vanilla. Add the brown sugar and mix well and you have yourself a great, at home scrub.


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2 Responses to “Saturday Splurge vs. Steal”

  1. Stephanie says:

    I love Fresh products, but totally agree that the price tag is ridiculous! Definitely going to try that recipe for Christmas presents!

  2. cleaners do both. And no mattre how much we try to clean our face and prveent gunk, it’ll come back do you have an oily face? Just asking. If you do it’s good to use an astringent. It’s really strong, but it works.

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