I Am Obsessed With My Sugar Scrub and Flash Giveaway!

Just to be up front and clear.  I am a consultant for Simply Aroma but I’ve only made one sale in one year so I’m not pushy about it.  However, if you click through my links and shop it will benefit me.


I love essential oils.  I’ve become obsessed with experimenting and seeing which ones work best for my family and our different needs.  I started by trying various oils in my diffuser and then I began experimenting with recipes.  One thing led to another and soon I discovered a favorite product – Wild Orange Sugar Scrub.

I love butternut squash.  I swear this is related.  Just hang in there with me for a minute.  I love butternut squash but anyone who has ever cut up a raw butternut squash can tell you it is painful on your hands.  The butternut squash has a natural defense mechanism.  When a squash is cut it will ooze a little substance out which is used to protect the rest of the squash from going bad.  Ideally if the squash is fully aged it shouldn’t happen as much but it almost always happens to me.  As I’m cutting up the squash my hands become dry, sticky and look as if they have been dipped in acid and start to peel.  Normal soap and water does  NOT remove the substance from your hand.  Some might wander why in the heck would a person continue to eat butternut squash?  It is so yummy!  It has a rich nutty flavor and a hardy filling texture.  I use it to replace white potato in almost recipe I use.  Lentil soup – great addition.  Beef stew – awesome replacement for potato.  I wasn’t giving up my squash but I need a solution and I discovered one.

Last Fall I had to chop up several butternut squashes for my daughter’s Thanksgiving dinner at school.  So did one of my best friend’s for her son.  The night I was cutting it up we were texting back and forth about how our hands were dying a slow painful death.  I decided to mix up a quick sugar scrub with Wild Orange.

Wild Orange Sugar Scrub

Wild Orange Sugar Scrub

1 cup of sugar (I like

1/3 cup of coconut oil or sweet almond oil (I use coconut oil since I keep large tubs of it around.)

15-20 drops of Simply Aroma Wild Orange Essential Oil

Rub on your hands or body with light pressure letting the sugar do the scrubbing work.   Then rinse.  Store in a cool dark place.

I threw this recipe together and did two cleanings of my hands with it.  I was butternut squash defense free!!!  My poor friend was still suffering so I put half the recipe together in a jar and dropped it on her porch in the morning.  Soon she was suffering free as well.

If you would like to learn more from my friends we are having a Simply Pampered Facebook Party on Friday, March 27th at 9 pm EST.


Several of my fellow bloggers and essential oil fans have gotten together to share our favorite essential oil uses and to provide a Flash Giveaway!  You can win a 10mL of Peel, the Simply Aroma Citrus Blend, and a bottle of coconut oil.  Peel  includes Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Wild Orange, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Vanilla Bean.  I bet it would be an excellent substitute for Wild Orange in my sugar scrub.

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Disney on Ice Presents Princesses and Heroes in Savannah Giveaway






Congratulations to Beth W. who won the tickets for her grandson!  GetAttachment.aspx

I’ll be honest and admit I was kind of hoping my daughter would be more like me (a tomboy) but she loves princesses and purses and all things pretty.  It has been a blessing in disguise.  While I didn’t go for all the girly stuff as a kid, I’m having a blast enjoying it with my daughter especially when it comes to theatre shows.  She attended a ballet at 18 months of age, her first theatre production at 22 months and now she gets to attend her first Disney on Ice show this month!  Plus, it has Princesses for her and Heroes for me.

The official description of the show:

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire- breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! See Disney On Ice  presents Princesses & Heroes where believing is just the beginning!  Showing Oct. 30th through Nov. 3rd  at the Savannah Civic Center in Savannah, GA.


You can get your Disney On Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes tickets today or who would like to win 4 free tickets to the show?

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