This stuff had a good inch or so of oil sitting on top of the sugar once it all settled. And it doesn’t shake together well because the sugar is just so dense and heavy. I had to mix it up with my fingers before applying.
The instructions say you can use any oil you like, but I would definitely steer clear of olive oil. It just smells too much like I should be dabbing a nice crusty bread in the little nook made by my ankle bone. I tried to add a bit more lemon to make it smell citrusy, but that didn’t help. Perhaps some orange extract, or an aromatic oil would help.
Things got a bit scary when it came time to use the stuff. I didn’t want to take a full bath so I just sat on the edge with my feet and legs in the hot water. I soaked them for a bit, then scrubbed the dripping, oily mixture on.
It felt like the sugar was definitely doing its job as an exfoliator, but I was disconcerted by the pooling puddles of olive oil sitting on top of the water. Was this going to leave an oily film all over my bathtub?
The answer: Duh!
I’m used to the bathtub being a little slippery after using sugar scrubs, but this really took the cake. There was a ring of yellow oil all around the tub and when I stood up to get out ... well, let’s just say it took longer than it should have to get upright safely. I might have been convinced I would fall and die on that slippery surface.
In the end I had to scrub out my tub, re-wash my legs because I couldn’t get some of the sugar bits off, oh, and take my life into my hands. The end result? Yeah, my legs were pretty soft, but no better than just using the commercial stuff or even some good lotion.