Clay and I, our girls and our extended family recently took a summer vacation to Saint Simons Island, GA. Before we went, I wanted to make sure the skin on my legs and feet was in tip top, flip-flip and shorts wearing shape. I didn’t want dry, scaly skin to ruin my beach look, ya know? I was already battling eczema on my knee so I wanted to, at least, have the rest of my skin smooth and silky. I decided to try out a sample of Ola Tropical Apothecary Sugar Polish in their Rainforest scent. I love me a good sugar scrub / sugar polish!
The Ola Tropical Apothecary features nature- and Hawaiian-based Sugar Polish in the following scents:
- Passion Fruit
I really like the results I get with this sugar scrub but let me first say that this stuff is HARD to stir! Mine had a ton of oil on top and did not want to emulsify, no matter how much I tried to stir it in. And it wanted to overflow as I tried to stir it. I finally just poured a little bit of the oil off the top and proceeded to use the sugar scrub.
Once I did, it was wonderful. The fragrance is light and clean, not overpowering. The texture is fine, not big coarse granules. Like other scrubs, you do need to be very careful in the shower/tub, as the oils can make the surface very slippery. So be sure to rinse it out really well when you’re done using.
It has a creamy lather when using on wet skin and the oils absorb into my skin, leaving it soft and silky. I was very happy with how my skin looked when we took our beach trip!
The Ola sugar polishes contain pure Hawaiian Cane Sugar with Organic Hawaiian Honey along with Hawaiian plant extracts with natural cleansers and tropical oils and butters. It’s decadent!
Again, mine was very hard to get emulsified. It doesn’t have any nasty ingredients in it, so perhaps some sunflower lecithin would help bind the oils and sugar. I’m not sure but once I got rid of the excess oil, this was a great scrub to use.
Do you have a favorite sugar scrub / sugar polish that you like to use? What are some of your favorite scents in a sugar scrub?
Hi! I’m Crystal Martin, a stay at home mom of 4, living in KY with my high school sweetheart husband of 20+ years. My husband and I are co-bloggers at Cinnamon Hollow where we write about homesteading, travel, beauty, our lives with our kids and pets, fun and free printables as well as the products and services that make our lives just a little bit easier – and a lot more fun!
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