So, we all like to have soft, smooth legs and the best way to go about that is through body scrubs. Now, there are some really pricy ones from Lush, Laura Mercier, etc. and there are ones you can make yourself. But the one from Tree Hut caught my eye when Elle Fowler mentioned it on her blog. I ended up purchasing the Brazilian Nut scent because it smelled like heaven in a tub.
Claim: “The whole sugar grains provide a gentle yet deep exfoliation. Our scrubs also contain extra-moisturizing Shea Nut Oil to help preserve your skin’s natural moisture and are enriched with vitamin C to keep skin looking young and healthy. All Tree Hut Products are made with Certified Organic Shea Butter and natural extracts. Our products are Paraben Free and DMDM Free.”
This scrub, let me begin by saying, is lovely! It has a caramel-nut-sugary-rich-I-can’t-describe-it scent that is delectable. Mine, as it is the Brazilian Nut flavor, is a chocolatey brown color and smells sweet and warm.
An issue I’ve had with many scrubs is that they are drying because you are scrubbing away at the skin and not hydrating it enough. This hasn’t been a problem with the Tree Hut scrub though, and I think that it may be thanks to the afforementioned shea nut oil and shea butter, both of which are super hydrating. My legs are left feeling soft and supple instead of dry and raw.
The scrub itself is actually really good. The scrub does a great job of removing dead skin cells and is my ideal scrub as of right now, but I also love my DIY version, which you can read about here. The sugar crystals are small enough that they don’t hurt, but big enough that they work. Some people may find this product a little abrasive, but I wouldn’t say it’s overly harsh. I wouldn’t, howeverm recommend using this on your face. Firstly, the fragrance could break you out. Secondly, it would be far too abrasive. Perfect for your body, not for your face.
My mom has used this too (I bought her one) and she also loves it! The consistency is somewhat sticky and oily, which is to be expected. The product doesn’t come with any sort of scoop, which I would have preferred, but your hands work just fine. A little of this goes a long way. You don’t need an entire fistful of the body scrub to exfloiate your body or anything like that. It is a little bit gloopy but spreads and exfloiates with ease once you start to rub it.
You get a lot of product, 18 oz., for $7.49, which is bloody cheap!
I find that this product is actually very relaxing and therapeutic for me to use. It just calms me down and it is like I’m scrubing my troubles away. That sounded weird. Eh, oh well. I probably use this once or twice a week. My only other note on this product is that the scent might bother some people who have really sensitive skin. My skin is quite reactive and it hasn’t been an issue thus far, but I could see how it’s possible that it would be. By the way, Tree Hut makes matching body butters, body washes, lotions, and hand creams in the scents offered in the scrubs so that you can use a whole set.
At A Glance:
Available At: Ulta and some drugstores
Scent Selection: Great! There are five that I know of, which is really good for a line of body scrubs.
Packaging: Not complaints! The packaging keeps water out (a necessary thing in a shower/bath), isn’t bulky, and isn’t hideous, just organic looking.
Consistency: This is a gritty sort of gloopy paste (wow, don’t I make this sound like an attractive product?).
Effectiveness: Lovely! My legs and body are soft and smooth after every use.
Bottom Line: I freaking love this scrub and I will be buying it again and again. The scent is deletable too, which is just a perk!
I hope you found this rambly review helpful! What’s your favorite body scrub?