Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Lavender salt scrub tutorial

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Lavender salt scrub tutorial

What girl doesn't love nice-smelling bath treats? I came up with this eco-friendly tutorial for a lavender-scented salt scrub to whisk away dead skin and leave you buffed and glowing. You can also pot it up and give it away as presents.

I'm currently drowning in lavender (not a bad way to go). A couple of weeks ago I posted a tutorial for some lovely lavender-scented pouches and bought way too much dried lavender buds.

So, my salt scrub will be lavender-scented, which is fine by me because I can't get enough of the stuff. Here's what you do:

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1. Take 1/2 cup of coarse sea salt

Lavender salt scrub tutorial

2. Pour in 1/3 cup of grapeseed oil (you can also use jojoba, almond or coconut - whatever you like)

Lavender salt scrub tutorial

3. Give it a good stir

Lavender salt scrub tutorial

4. Mix in around 1 tablespoon of dried lavender

Lavender salt scrub tutorial

5. Add 16 drops of lavender essential oil (or more/less depending on how smelly you like it)

Lavender salt scrub tutorial

6. Mix again

Lavender salt scrub tutorial

7. Pot it up, add a pretty label if you like and start scrubbing!

This makes quite a coarse scrub. You can also add some finer sea salt if you want to mix it up a bit. It probably goes without saying, but please don't use this scrub if you have any open cuts! That wouldn't be very clever...

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8 comments :

  1. hi, i wanted to know how long this can stay in storage? and what kind of storage? i.e. dry and cool, warm, is humid okay (i live in a humid area). thank you~ :D

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    1. Hi Virginia - my pot's been going for well over a year with no signs of going off so I'd say you're all set! x

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  2. Hi, can you make this a sugar scrub as well? Just substitute the salt for coarse sugar?

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    1. Hi Olivia. I haven't tried it myself but I don't see why not. You may just need to find some coarse sugar though, rather than using caster x

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  3. Do you have to put the dried lavender in with the mix?

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  4. how many jars does this make?

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