Have you ever watched The Chew? I may have mentioned it here before. I record it every day but don't always have the time to watch them all. It takes up quite a bit of space on our DVR! On one of the episodes Daphne Oz (daughter of Doctor Oz) made a homemade body scrub. The ingredients are just oil, citrus zest (I used a combo of grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime zest) and salt. I thought it would be just perfect to give as a gift to the girls attending my cookie exchange. This was so easy to do and you can really go crazy with dressing up the packaging. I kept it very simple and just put a little Christmas Ribbon on it because as always I wait until the last minute to get everything done! The scrub was made with coconut oil which is a little bit expensive. You can get it at Trader joes for about $6 a jar. Since I multiplied this recipe times 6 I would have needed another jar but instead I just added some canola oil. That helped to keep the cost down. I picked up these 5.4 oz jars from The Container Store which were pretty inexpensive and of course can be reused. The recipe was enough to fill about 8 jars. I'm going to experiment with this recipe and try using sugar in place of the salt. What do you think? Wouldn't you love to receive a gift like this? I know I would!
Citrus Salt Scrub
- 1/2 cup sea salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (can substitute almond oil/olive oil/vegetable oil)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons citrus zest (you can use lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, or a combination)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, make sure to not allow any water near the bowl. Any water will dissolve the salt. Pour mixture into an airtight container and store in a cool dry place.
To use: While in the shower, mix ingredients with your finger tips. Apply body scrub with hands or soft wash cloth. Rinse mixture off completely.