Homemade Body Scrub

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herbs, oil, salt, lemon and black pepper ingredients for home made body scrub

A homemade body scrub is so simple to make.

It can cost a fortune in the shops, but homemade cosmetics can be very inexpensive to make.

As you can see, this body scrub uses ingredients ready to hand in your kitchen or garden.

You can make this body scrub as gifts, but for most countries, you will not be able to make it to sell unless you go through whatever guidelines are in place. 

For example, in the UK, you will need a Cosmetics Safety Regulations Certificate if you wished to make this to sell - you could eat it, but not put it on your body without this certificate - go figure...

Do you refrigerate homemade body scrub? No - it's not necessary. It's only oil and salt - you wouldn't keep your olive oil in the fridge, it would become cloudy and thick. 

How long will it keep? As long as the life on the olive oil. 

Watch the video for the answers to your questions.


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How to Make a Homemade Body Scrub

olive oil and sea salt

You will need

100g fine sea salt

50 ml olive oil

1 lemon

5 black peppercorns

lemon and black pepper

Fresh herbs of your choice.

I've got a handful each of mint, sage and lavender.

Chop them roughly - just cut them with scissors into chunks.


mint, sage, lavender fresh herbs

Pour the oil into a pan. Add the herbs, lemon peel and roughly crushed peppercorns.

Mix thoroughly and heat gently for about 5 minutes.

Allow to steep for 30 minutes or so.

herbs in a pan with oil

Measure out the sea salt and put into a bowl.


sea salt in a bowl

Strain the herbs through a sieve.

These herbs are cut large enough to use a sieve - if they're finer cut, then you'll need to use muslin.


herbs sieved out of the oil

Pour the oil over the salt and mix it together.

Put it in a container - be cautious with glass as you will be using it in the bathroom.

herb infused oil mixed into the sea salt

Homemade cosmetics are simple and this body scrub is quite versatile - there are many different ways to make a body scrub - sugar as well as salt can be used.

Use it once a week after a bath or shower to exfoliate - just rub it into your skin in a circular motion, then rinse off. You'll need to soap yourself again afterwards and DO be careful when stepping out - you'll be oily and might slip.

Your skin will be beautifully soft and scented.

Homemade gifts are always appreciated - buy a nice jar to put this in and make up a bigger quantity using the 100g/50ml ratio.

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