Give your skin a healthy natural glow with a gentle exfoliating body scrub – without the chemicals, the additives or the hefty price tag of conventional beauty products. We’ve got three easy recipes you can whip up in a matter of minutes with ingredients you’ll find readily available in your kitchen and your garden! Choose your favourite or try all three; pamper yourself or spoil your loved ones with gorgeous handmade bath-time beauty treats.

1. Luscious Lavender Herbal Salt Scrub

Ingredients

  • 2 cups salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3tbsp dried, culinary grade lavender OR lavender essential oil
  • 3tbsp finely chopped rosemary leaves

Method

  • Mix the olive oil thoroughly into the salt.
  • Stir in the lavender and rosemary.
  • Enjoy as a refreshing scented body scrub in your next bath or shower.

 

2. Perfectly Pink Peppermint Candy-Cane Scrub

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Raspberry/pomegranate juice

Method

  • Slowly mix the coconut oil into the sugar – add more as needed but don’t let your mixture become too oily.
  • Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil for that sweet fresh minty scent.
  • Now add a few drops of raspberry or pomegranate juice, and mix together until your mixture turns a wonderful pale pink.
  • This body scrub makes a great Christmas gift!

 

3. Sultry Summer Rose Scrub

Ingredients

  • A glass jar with a wide mouth
  • 1 large scoop unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 large scoop raw cane sugar (or brown sugar)
  • Jojoba oil OR almond oil
  • 1 handful fragrant rose petals – pick a rose fresh from your garden or buy an organic bouquet for your home.

Method

  • Fill a third of the glass jar with coconut oil.
  • Add a layer of rose petals on top of the coconut oil.
  • Fill the rest of the jar with the sugar.
  • Sprinkle a generous amount of jojoba oil or almond oil over the sugar.
  • Put the lid on the jar and allow the oils to mix naturally for at least 2 hours.
  • Now crush all the ingredients up inside the jar (use a spoon or a fork). The oils, sugar and crushed petals will mix together to make a dreamy rose-scented scrub!