Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Body Scrub

Imagine finding a spectacular jar that seemed made for a new homemade recipe.

Imagine looking at it, starry eyed and happy that you had a new glass jar, just waiting for you.

Now, imagine the wonderful, pungent smell of close-to-expiration fish-smelling capers crammed into that little jar in your fridge. It was bad. REALLY BAD.

But, I was always under the assumption that glass does not absorb smell. Is this the assumption you are also under? Would you, like me, assume that capers couldn't possibly absorb into the very cells of the glass? This was my assumption, and I was wrong.

VERY WRONG. The jar was scrubbed, rubbed, and soaked in scalding hot water. But it still smelled like rotting fish. 

Awhile later, this was forgotten. The jar was set aside. I found a wonderful body scrub recipe that I wanted to try. It was easy and looked amazing. I made the recipe, mixing the coconut oil and all of its wonders with fine sea salt and honey. I lovingly put it in a jar, but my love blinded me. I did not think about the actual jar I put it in.

I tell you what, it looked purty. It felt purty. But when I went to smell it, oh! *nearly fainting* It did not smell purty. 

Because I want to be optimistic, I will tell you the bright side to this tale. If I breathed through my mouth as I used it, and tried not to get too close, there was no smell. Then, after I washed it off and took a big whiff, my  skin smelled like old fish!

I didn't want to smell like old fish.

In fact, I didn't want to smell like any fish at all.

I made a new batch, in a new jar. I used coconut oil and sea salt. I mixed them together joyfully. Without the fishy before and after smell, I was finally remembering why I wanted to make the scrub in the first place. The capers must have distorted my memory.

I was excited to try out my new scrub. I rubbed it on my arms in triumph. Just like any scrub with oil, I went to wash it off, and the water formed in little droplets on my skin. For what must have been several minutes, I stuck my arms in and out of the shower, feeling like I was waterproof. It was a magnificent moment. 

I am Water Resistant Girl! I use my water proof super power for the well being of others! Water Resistant Girl to the rescue! (Que awesome super power music. Dun-dun-dun-dun!)




After about ten minutes, your super power weakens. Sorry.

If you would like to try a caper free, skin softening, and super power initiating body scrub for yourself, try this recipe.*



  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup fine sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp honey (optional)

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Jar

  1. Put the coconut oil in the bowl. If you are going to add honey, fold it into the coconut oil now.
  2. Pour the sea salt a little at a time into coconut oil. 
  3. Mix well each time.
  4. Once all of the coconut oil is mixed with the sea salt, put the scrub in a jar.
  5. Be the super hero you were meant to be.

This recipe is from a website I cannot remember. If this is your original recipe, please tell me and I can give you credit. Sorry about that! (It must have been the capers!)

Thanks a Bunch,

*Use your super power responsibly.

1 comment:

  1. I read these recipes and think of food I could make with them, except the patriotic strawberries. I'd rub them in my hair for a festive holiday do. Okay, that was just silly.

    I've never tried fish body rub. Should be interesting.

    Okay, that was just sillier.

    Great stuff!