Have you ever had a body scrub that was purchased at a store, and was very waxy, sticky, or hard to get off your skin? I have to say that 9 out of 10 body scrubs I have used possess at least one of these qualities, and the 1 out of 10 that don’t are far too expensive. As another homemade Christmas gift this year, I made a lemon body scrub that is completely natural, leaves no residue, and will rid you of rough, rigid, dead skin. It is inexpensive, and very easy to make. You need 4 ingredients, and the batch will be enough to fill 2 – 4 small jars.
You will need:
- 1 cup sea salt
-1/4 cup oil (I used olive oil, but if you have it, almond oil, coconut oil, or even vegetable oil will suffice)
- 1 tsp of grated lemon rind/ lemon juice
- 1 tsp of grated orange rind
Mix the sea salt and oil together in a mixing bowl, then add the lemon and orange. if the consistency is watery, you may want to consider adding a bit more sea salt. The biggest thing I noticed with the scrub was that the olive oil and the salt separated. This can be easily solved by shaking the jar.
Also, the scrub should last a few months without going bad because it is oil-based, so do not worry about the lemon or orange going mouldy.