Whisk together the olive oil, sweet almond oil (find it at health food stores), sugar and essential oil. Pour into a container with an airtight lid. It should last two to three weeks if kept away from water (it dissolves the sugar).
Use a tablespoon scoop to dish out a few dollops once or twice a week, scrub and rinse.
The olive oil is full of vitamins and minerals that can help firm and moisturise (no worries – the smell rinses away). The lavender is great for healing damaged skin like cuts and burns, and regenerating skin cells.
Treat your feet: swap the sugar for salt for a coarser callous-worthy foot scrub.
Wake-up call: For an invigorating blend, skip the lavender and replace the 1/2 cup sugar with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup unused, finely-ground coffee grinds. Choose an organic coffee free from flavours and syrups to avoid aggravating you skin.