Gardenia-Lime Sugar Scrub

To keep the momentum going, Dixie Crystals decided to give-away 3 tickets to next year Bloggers University 2017 and to enter you had to create your own sugar scrub.  So..  I decided to give it a try.  I love gardenia and wanted to use that in my creation.

It was so simple – and here are the ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 6 drops of White Gardenia essential oil
  • zest of 1 lime grated

Mix all the ingredients and find yourself a nice bowl to keep in the bathroom ready to use


I used an antique silver miniature coal scuttle sugar bucket.  These are normally used for sugar cubes but I think it’s perfect for the scrub



The buckets usually come with a scoop but unfortunately mine didnt’, which is why I got it for $3.00.  I lucked up and had a baby spoon and it makes a good scooper.


This scrub has  the right blend of floral/citrusy smell and after you use it… the gardenia scent lingers on your fingers without being overpowering.


It’s a great alternative to liquid soap and leaves your hands feeling soft and smooth


So, go ahead, give it a try…you’ll have skin so-soft.


Scuttle buckets are  found at several estate sales and yard sales, but you can also find them here.

Until next time, happy hunting and enjoy thrifting your house into a home!




14 thoughts on “Gardenia-Lime Sugar Scrub

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  2. I love scrubs! I found you on Instagram! I have a blog as well but this summer due to renovating my lake house I seem to be doing Instagram more! I too am a thrifter. I thrift in Phoenix in the winter and in NorthWest Pennsylvania in the summer. I am now on the hunt for accessories for the Lake House. Oooooh what fun!

  3. Scuttle ????? I have never heard or seen one of these and now I’m obsessed with finding one. So cute!!! I’m planning on having a ladies night in the fall to make sugar scrub and this one will be added to the list. Jamala’s Gardenia Lime sugar scrub! Wonderful combination. Beautiful photography BTY!

  4. I know this post is about the sugar scrub, but I’m swooning with delight over the details of your powder room. So pretty, Jamala. You have lovely taste. Why, oh why, did you direct me to eBay. I’m literally obsessed with eBay! I just purchased a pair of vintage ceramic owl bookends for my office. Now, I need to find a place for a scuttle bucket 🙂

    • Thank you Glenda.. Your compliment is much appreciated. Heeeheee… I’m sorry I fed your fettish.. but it’s so cute to have one.. (I actually have another one I keep at my kitchen sink to hold the dish sponge.. – fits perfectly in there too).. Now those owl bookends.. that sounds darling..

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