Saturday, 25 June 2011

Scrub-a-Dub! TM and Happy Bath Body Scrubs

Body Scrubs are good for your skin. At least that’s what a search on google would yield. But really, what are body scrubs but mere exfoliants (the grains in the scrub) in a moisturizing base.

Sure, I can always exfoliate using my trusty Italy Towel and there’s the use of Body Milk and Moisturizing Soaps to give that smooth, velvety touch to the skin but sometimes all I want is the the feel of my hand slapping and scrubbing grainy, overwhelmingly fragrant goop all over my wet skin. Oh and the scent! I want the shower smelling like a scent bomb as silly me scrubs her way through relaxation while singing off-key to whatever tune comes to mind. Ah, shower bliss!

I reserve my scrub-a-dub indulgences on weekends. And today, with the gloomy rain and the winds, there is nothing as comforting and as timely as a good, long scrub-a-dub bath in the morning to set the pace of cocooning all day at my flat.

My current Scrub stash:
Happy Bath Natural Body Scrub (Soft Peeling)
Tony Moly Milky Vanilla Moisture Body Scrub Wash

The Happy Bath Natural Body Scrub has really fine grains. It reminds me of St. Ives’ Apricot Scrub (which is for the face). It smellls of milk and cereals with a faint perfumey scent. When I use this I am reminded of freshly laundered pillows with that telltale afterscent of Downy haha. Though the scent is not something I love, I scored this set on a BOGO (Buy 1 Get 1) sale a few months ago and it does moisturize so it does a good enough job for an inexpensive body scrub.

I use the Tony Moly Milky Vanilla Moisture Body Scrub more than the Happy Bath one just because of the delicious Vanilla scent. Its sweet , milky vanilla-y with a hint of coconut scent lingers in the bathroom hours after my scrub-a-dub session. The grains are a bit bigger and rougher, the texture akin to Skinfood’s Black Sugar Scrub. Is it moisturizing? I think so. I found that its scent is a perfect complement to the fragrance of my Burt’s Bees Milk & Honey Lotion.

Though I just buy my scrubs in shops, it does seem that body scrubs are kind of easy to make. A friend makes her own using Brown Sugar + Olive Oil + essential Oil (or vanilla extract) . Maybe one of these days, when I finally run out of scrubs, I’ll try mixing one too.

How about you? Do you use body scrubs too? What’s your favorite?


  1. I do think that scrubs are important of our regimen but definitely not for daily use... scent of freshly laundered linen? sounds comforting to me :)

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