Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lemon Body Scrub - Found on Pinterest.com

how to citrus scrub
sliced lemons
I thought the best way to preserve my love of summer was to make a citrus salt scrub.  It’s a little bit like the sugar scrub I make in the winter.  It smells like heaven in the shower, a little drop of citrus sunshine for your day.
ingredients for citrus scrub
So here’s how it rolls out.  You need four ingredients, and they’re all completely naturalThat’s it:
  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 or 2 slices of lemon
  • 1 or 2 slices of orange
how to citrus scrub
Step 1:  Add the olive oil and sea salt into a bowl or blender.
(You can do this one of two ways: in a blender, or in a bowl.  I chose to use the Twister Jar on my Blendtec* because it grinds up all the little tiny pieces, and I wanted to get all the little bits of orange and lemon peel.  If you do it by hand in a bowl, chop up the peel really really well, or omit the peels completely.).
I personally really like chunks of citrus peel in my citrus scrub.  Makes it more, citrus-y.
And exfoliate-ish.
blendtec blender
Step 2: Chop the fruit
citrus fruit
I used about two slices of lemon and two slices of orange and popped them straight into the blender.  Again, if you’re not going to use a blender, chop the pieces up really really small.  I used both the fruit and the peel, because I was using the blender, but if you aren’t using a blender squeeze the fruit as much as you can to get the juice out.  You want all the juice you can get, and then chop up the peel and mix it up in a bowl.

slice a lemon

Step 3: Mix
blending fruitCan you believe that?
That’s all folks, that’s all she wrote.
homemade citrus scrub
You can use this citrus scrub one of two ways: you can put it next to your kitchen sink and use it after you wash your hands, or you can use it in the shower like I do.  If you use it in the shower, mix it around with your hands and apply it all over your body with your hands or a washcloth.  Rinse it off completely and pat yourself dry so you don’t rub off all the olive oil.
Have fun with this one, it’s double delicious.

Note:  I have made scrub before using sea salt.  I am going to try this one.  However, I need to get something that will blend the citrus.  I can smell it now.

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