“I’ve been scrubbin’ I’ve been scruuuubbin” – Beyonce
See? Even Beyonce likes a good DIY body scrub. That’s not how the song goes? You shush. Shhh shh sh sh.
So a while back (April-ish maybe?) I started growing an herb garden in jars on my window sill.
To me this made three things very clear. The first thing was that I spend way too much time on Pinterest. The second was that herbs take forever to grow and I totally understand now why most people buy them. The third was that I needed to make a nice fresh herb body scrub when some of my little plant babies came of age.
The original plan that was knocking around in my head was to make a fresh mint and basil scrub, but my plan was foiled when my mint was the only herb that refused to grow. No biggie though, I’m gonna make it work anyway. If you don’t happen to be growing herbs in your windows, you can just grab some fresh basil and mint from the grocery store. My basil is purple, but regular green basil is fine and will work just as well. Purple will make a really pretty looking scrub, but regular green basil will also make a nice fresh looking green scrub that might resemble a mojito so that’s nice too.
So here is what you need:
Place your melted coconut oil in the blender or food processor and sprinkle in your herbs. I did not have any fresh mint as I mentioned so I used this opportunity to add a drop of peppermint oil. If you go that route please be sure to only use one tiny little drop or it will completely overpower the basil.
Send your herbs for a whirl in the oil until they are in tiny little pieces. If you don’t own a blender or food processor you can still do this by muttling your herbs in a glass like a bartender, you may not get an even a distributing in the oil but it will still work.
Now just combine your sugar and your oil mixture and stir until its combined. To save a dirty dish i just added the sugar right into the food processor and then mixed it with a spoon, but you can also do this step in a bowl.
Now just scoop your scrub into a resealable container. I like to use these swing top jars because they close tightly and look cute on my shelf, but you can totally re-use something from another product. You can find swing top jars online but I get mine cheaper at Ikea.
This fresh herb body scrub is a nice, fresh change from the heavier scented ones I was making in the winter and I think it’s perfect for the warmer months. Do you have any go to DIY scrubs for summer?