Body scrub has always been a mystery to me. Why buy a product that disappears after a while when you can just use shower mitts and some moisturiser? It wasn't until this past Christmas when my cousin Georgia made me some of her homemade body scrub that I was finally convinced.
It's so good it eliminates the need for moisturiser altogether because you barely need to rinse it off. Also it works wonders as an exfoliant and lasts forever because you only need a tiny bit.
And I don't know about you, but if I try to put cream on my legs after shaving them I have to hop around for a bit until the stinging and itching subsides - my skin is a little on the over-dramatic side of sensitive. Now I just skim a little of the oil from the top of this scrub, give my legs a rub down, and jump out of the shower. Easy, quick and pain free!
All you need is:
One container, glass or even a tupperware will do.
1 cup of sea salt flakes
1/2 cup brown sugar (Demarara is best but you can play around a bit using a bit of muscovado too, which adds a lovely smell)
1 cup of grape seed oil
1/3 cup of almond oil
5-10 drops of your favourite essential oil - I chose lavender.
I bought all of the ingredients at Whole Foods, but you can also get the oils off Amazon *for a helluva lot cheaper* and the sea salt too, and then just pop down to the shop for your brown sugar. Also, if you like the texture of your scrub to be less rough than I do, add more sugar and less salt.
I'm not sure where Georgia adapted her recipe from, and she can't remember either. Please let me know if it's yours and I will credit you.