Back of DIY: A Brown Sugar Body Scrub Inspired by a Winter Cocktail A few weeks ago my friend decided to make hot buttered rum on a whim. None of us had ever had it, and it sounded kind of gross... yet somehow appealing. (YumSugar has a recipe.) Is it good? It was a mixed bag on that one, but the batter itself served as my inspiration for this brown sugar scrub. Oh, and I just found out that National Hot Buttered Rum Day is this Saturday. Who knew? Yum even has a fun quiz all about this old school drink. Check out some pics below, along with my recipe, too. Bella's Booze-Free Hot Buttered Rum Brown Sugar Body Scrub: Mix together 1/2 cup brown sugar; 1/4 cup almond oil (olive oil would work, too); a dash of ground cinnamon or cinnamon essential oil; and a dash of ground nutmeg or nutmeg essential oil. Apply. Optional: Add a dash of rum extract — Oh, I suppose you could get the real stuff out and mix up a little rum cocktail for yourself, too. Whee! View 4 Photos › My friend mixing the batter. The batter fresh off the KitchenAid. The Bella in me sees some potential. Hot buttered rum. Source Source Comments emalove 8 years Bet it smells great. llamaeyes 8 years How long will this stay fresh? What is the best storage method? Home 8 years This sounds yummy. I got an amazing sugar scrub from my sister-in-law for the holidays, but I've had to store it in my freezer because the ants invaded our bathroom as soon as I opened it. Ugh! Bay Area Winters . . . . aimeeb 8 years Sounds great!