Monday, 19 May 2008

Scrub a Dubdub


Getting round to thinking about summer (which seems to have escaped us once again), and where we are going camping this year, I dug out this picture of me taken last year, making potions to sell for charity. The components were donated by a herbalist and we (for there were many of us) were making Salt Scrubs. For this you need sweet almond oil, good quality pure essential oil, herbs (preferably organic), very good quality, food grade, rock salt, as many jars as you can fill with those ingredients. As you can see, we used those spring clip preserving jars in small size, which cost less than £1. each. We made two types, Lavender and Fennel & Peppermint. Here's what you do ...

In a bowl, mix together salt, and herbs in the ratio of about 3:1 salt:herb. Put this salt/herb mixture into your jars about 3/4 full. Add 10-20 drops of essential oil. Now fill each jar to the top with almond oil and seal. Add a label (and a ribbon if you like). Use these to scrub yourself down before having a nice hot shower. Becareful of your plughole though, as some seeds might swell in the drain causing a blockage.

10 comments:

joannabags said...

that is such a fab tutorial and i know who to make some for as a nice pick me up. Thanks for that. I love reading how to make completely natural things.

Marmadaisy said...

What a beautiful picture! Thanks for the recipe, I'll def make some of that!

dottycookie said...

And I even have enough ingredients in the cupboard to make a lavender scrub right now! Thanks for this!

Kathi D said...

What a cute photo!

melissa said...

thanks for the recipe! Apart from the almond oil, I've got everything on hand already!! :D

jennyflower said...

That is a really, really lovely photo! I will have just enough time to get my arse in gear and make some scrub for my vegan sister-in-law. (Always really hard to find toiletries for her)

twiggypeasticks said...

Great picture and fab recipe, must give it a try
Twiggy x

Dragonfly said...

I do love a good scrub! Thanks for the recipe - I will put it on my list...

ursy87 said...

I know what my friend will gettibng for part of her birthday now! Thanks again

Tracy said...

So nice to see you!! You look so happy mixing your potions! Are your tattoos red? Lovely salt scrubs...I have most of those ingredients to hand right now...Some lavender salts would be a treat...Thanks of the recipe! Happy weekend to you :o)