I love everything about expensive shower scrubs - except the price tag. My inner Scrooge throws a conniption fit at the idea of spending $40 (or more!) for a small container of scrub that is going to get washed down the drain.
I have tried buying cheap drugstore scrubs, but they suck. If you have found a cheap but wonderful scrub, let me know! But I don't believe such a product exists. Drugstore scrubs tend to be watery concoctions that smell nice but do little in the exfoliation department.
Last summer, before my wedding, I bought two lovely scrubs that made my inner Scrooge scowl. But, I was getting married, and wearing a strapless dress with a low back, so I could justify the expense. After the wedding, I hoarded my scrubs and tried to make them last forever.
Alas, the last bit of scrub recently went down the shower drain, and I couldn't bring myself to splurge on another expensive product. So I made myself a shower scrub using olive oil and Kosher salt. It was glorious and left my skin feeling smooth and moisturized, just like an expensive scrub. Finally, a compromise between my inner Scrooge and my inner Bathsheba. Hallelujah!
Then I almost killed myself.
My shower floor was covered with olive oil, and guess what? When covered with olive oil, my shower floor gets slick. Very, very, slick. And I am clumsy. Very, very clumsy. Maybe an Olympic gymnast can safely shower in a tub covered in a layer of olive oil, but me? Let's just say I came dangerously close to falling and spending the day in the shower, praying Nathan would get home early.
I got out of the shower intact and immediately dried away all the olive oil with a towel. WHEW. DIY crisis averted. And now I have a good excuse to splurge on some shower scrub: the olive oil might seem cheaper than the $40 scrub, but the ER bills make it way more expensive in the long run.