Confession: I am a lazy Spa Girl. While I love the all-natural feel of do-it-yourself home spa concoctions, I tend to opt for the convenience of pre-packaged products. One product, however, that I have had a challenge finding in that perfectly pre-packaged version with a DIY feel … body scrubs. Many of the ones I’ve tested have way too much oil or just don’t have the consistency I’m looking for. That is, until I found Simply Sweet Body Scrubs.
Harnessing her passion for quality beauty products with organic ingredients, Lauren Hamilton developed the all-natural and healthy line of Simply Sweet Body Scrubs to truly feel like they came straight from the kitchen. All that at the tender age of 19. She’s a rock star and even shared her DIY Simply Sweet Vanilla and Brown Sugar Body Scrub recipe with us.
But back to her pre-packaged body scrubs. The pretty pink scrub (I chose Pink Lemonade) arrived in the cutest mason jar packaging, which provided my first glimpse at the home-made charm I was so desperately seeking. Upon opening the scrub, the subtle scent of pink lemonade made its way to my nose and my shower was immediately transformed into a quaint, road-side lemonade stand.
Next up, the true tests: texture and performance. Upon peering into the jar, I immediately noticed nothing had settled or divided leaving a messy, oily mixture. Instead, I found perfectly fluffy sugar, so delicious looking I had to remind myself it was a treat for my body, not my taste buds. A gathered a small amount in my hand and began lathering it into my skin. Following suit, it felt as if I had spent the afternoon perfecting a homemade recipe. As I dried off I instantly noticed the soft polish lingering on my skin. The delicate balance of perfect scrub and natural moisturizers sloughed off skin like a pro and left behind soft, but not oily arms, legs and more.
Simply Sweet currently offers six scents: Coconut, Pink Lemonade, Oatmeal and Honey, Vanilla, Coffee and Strawberry. Scrubs are available in 8 ounce ($8) and 4 ounce ($6) jars at simplysweetbodyscrub.com. Buy in bulk and save! Orders of two or more receive 5% off and five or more 10% off.