September 17, 2011

Citrus Scrub

Even though it's still technically summer, my skin is already feeling rough & dry due to the lower humidity. And I think summer's toll is just now hitting my feet, they are in dire need of some exfoliation. So, I though it was perfect timing that I found this recipe.

I get little ideas & recipes from liking Blendtec on Facebook. I'd highly recommend 'liking' them even if you don't have a Blendtec because they have some really good recipes and links to healthy blogs & websites with great things to make even if you don't own a specific brand of blender. This is one of those, a recipe using edible ingredients but only for your skin's consumption.

Citrus Scrub

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup coarse salt
1 slice lemon
1 slice orange
1 slice lime

Put everything in the blender and blend!

It would help to cut up the fruit somewhat so that it blends evenly. I will do that next time. I actually wouldn't mind if there were tiny flecks of peel left, but I had to completely pulverize the fruit so there wouldn't be chunks.

The original recipe didn't call for lime, but I decided to use it. If I'd had grapefruit, I would've used it too. I just love the smell of all this citrus!

You can put it next to the sink for your hands, or use it in the shower as a body scrub, rinsing well but patting dry so you don’t rub off all the oil. I put mine in a little jar with a small spoon and I'm keeping it in the kitchen. I use use a tiny dollop whenever I wash my hands. I love that it smells clean & fresh and not perfumy, especially nice for when I'm working on food prep.

This would make a fun little gift too!


Emily {Frilly Details} said...

My hands started getting dry yesterday. Crazy how quickly that happens. I'll have to give your scrub a try!

Melissa said...

I often just throw together some olive oil and sugar and scrub myself down before getting in the shower. It's easy & makes your skin really soft. The citrus would make it smell nicer, though!