How To: Exfoliating Scrub From Leftovers
Have some fine salts, oils, and a few botanical leftovers lying around? Good! We're going to turn them into an exfoliating scrub!
And because we are using leftovers, I have named this concoction: Leftover Scrub
You: My goodness Lise, that's just about the most original name I've ever heard. Must have taken you an age to come up with that one.
Me: OK, smartypants, it didn't, but I still love ya. Now, you wanna make scrub or not?
The LeftoversThese are a few ingredients I happened to have leftover from one thing and the other (why things continually pile up in my stockroom, I will never know)
IngredientsI combined them in these proportions to make a single jar (150 ml / 5.07 fl oz)
40 gr / 1.41 oz - Epsom Salts (sub* with any fine salt you have)
60 gr / 2.12 oz - Himalayan Fine Crystal Salt (sub* with dead sea salt, fine salt, etc)
9 gr / 0,32 oz - Ground Oats (sub* with colloidal oats or any ground herb you have)
2 gr / 0.071 oz - Ground / Powdered Chamomile (sub* with any ground herb you have)
12 gr / 0.42 oz - Turkey Red Oil (sub* with any other oil you have)
37 gr / 1.31 oz - Coffee Infused Apricot Kernel Oil (sub* with any other oil you have)
*sub = substitute
- weigh ingredients
- add to bowl
- transfer to final container
- marvel at your fabulous scrub-making capabilities
Coffee / Cham?!I know what you're thinking: Coffee infused oil with chamomile? Which one won that scent battle?
The answer is: coffee did - hands down. The chamomile didn't even figure into the scent of this scrub, but added a lovely warm tone to the mix.
Of course, you could choose to compose a fabulous scrub by combining ingredients that match in the color and/or scent department, but then it really wouldn't be a leftover scrub, would it?