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Sugar! March 5, 2010

Filed under: Bath and Beauty,Completed Projects — momentpunch @ 11:49 am
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My new apartment is a total lifestyle change for me. Instead of living with one girl or a gay boy, I am now living with three very heterosexual males. I like them all (to varying degrees), but random things about my everyday life have changed. When I get out of the shower, I put my clothes on in the bathroom. Why? I am afraid of showing off my hairy legs and big arms. I never go bra-less because…I don’t even need to explain that one, but I forgot that my crafting would be looked at as strange. Even more strangely than one of my roommates World of Warcraft obsessions.

Last night, I am sitting in the living room mixing my latest bath product for a very late craft swap when one of my roommates comes home. At first discussion, this roommate has a strong aversion to bath and beauty products, but after some probing, he owned up to using his moms skin products when he visits her.

“Are you making some girl thing?”


“Comfort food?”

“No, it’s brown sugar and olive oil”

And with what he asks for a taste.

“Tastes just like really unprocessed sugar”

“It goes on your skin”

He had walked away by this point, grumbling something about how he understands me less and less everyday.

So, how did this product come out? Well, I’m a little frightened because it seems as though almond oil and brown sugar mix better. I’m not entirely sure why. Either way the sugar is going to absorb the oil a little bit – does it matter what type it is? I mixed up a small container of this, added about 20 drops of marjoram essential oil and viola! Instant beauty product.


Brown sugar: $1.49

Olive Oil: $3.99

Marjam essential oil: Owned!

Contained: Stolen from a roommate

Total cost: $5.58 (plus applicable taxes)