Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Homemade Banana Body Sugar Scrub

If you have too many ripe bananas and don't feel like making yet another loaf of banana bread, here' a great way to feed and pamper your skin (another great idea from the folks over at

Banana Sugar Scrub Ingredients
1 ripe banana
3 tablespoons of brown or unbleached granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract or your favorite essential oil (optional)

Mash ingredients together with a fork into a chunky paste. Do not overmix or it will become too watery. If you want a banana scrub for your face, reserve some of the banana and mash it separately without sugar.

In the shower, before turning the water on, slather the sugar mixture and gently massage over your body. For your face, gently massage plain banana there, avoiding the eye area. Rinse off with warm water.

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