I saw this little recipe on Lauren Conrad's websire, and decided to tweak it and give it a go myself. As Mummy Jeanie can tell you, this body scrub works a treat and I will certainly think twice about forking out for a branded scrub again when this one cost a grand total of £3 (jar included!).
Ladies (and Gents) I give you, Lemon and Grapefruit Body Scrub.
What you'll need:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (This can be swapped for an essential oil if you'd rather, but they cost more!)
Coarse Sea Salt
The original recipe calls for:
5 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp oil
3 tbsp oil
First, mix the oil in with the salt. Make sure its all fully coated (add extra if you need). The oil protects the salt from the lemon, so if you skip out this stage, your salt will dissolve and all you'll have is mush, albeit a lovely smelly mush.
Then I added the juice of half a lemon, and half a grapefruit and mixed that in with the salt and oil.
I had too much juice, and ended up not using quite a bit of it, so best to do this bit in stages.
Pop it in a jar, tie a bit of ribbon around it, and voila! A lovely homemade gift.
It smells so lovely and citrus-y. The shelf life is a little less than your shop bought scrub - about six weeks, but no need to refrigerate.
I'd love to try some different flavours. I've been told recently that watermelon is supposed to do wonderful things for your skin, so this may well be next on my list!
If you give it a try, let me know how you get on - improvement suggestions all welcome!