It has no preservatives, she said, my friend Stephanie, when I opened the jar for a quick sniff. You’ll want to use it up in the next couple of weeks.
That was a gift to me, this request, this requirement that I get on with it now. I am a saver, you see, a saver of the worst kind. I save so intently that the most precious things that come my way I inevitably put away for some future use, stored forever (or until I move, whichever comes first).
Not this scrub. I took it right to the shower, right that very morning.
I opened it up and man oh man the smell of that peppermint—what a delight. I dug in.
Most surprising to me, I spooned out grand portions of that Peppermint Sugar Scrub as if there were no tomorrow.
What a lovely, thoughtful gift. Thank you, thank you, my sweet friend Stephanie!
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