Rosemary & Lemon Body Scrub

Handmade Rosemary & Lemon body scrubMaking rosemary & lemon body scrubExfoliating hands with a handmade rosemary & lemon body scrubA handsome pot of handmade rosemary & lemon body scrub

Four ingredients plus a jam jar and you’ve got yourself a sweet scrub to exfoliate that temple of yours.


My brilliant friend from over at Sailing Words and I went for a rosemary and lemon infused body scrub because that’s what we found in her wild South African garden when we got together a little while back. It’s literally that simple; you can pop any good smelling thing from the wilds, your garden or kitchen cupboard in to this scrub-a-dub-rub.

Grab a hunk of sugar that matches the amount you want to make (unbleached and fairtrade for the win). Choose your oil – we went for coconut but you could use olive, almond or any other type you have in your cupboard. Add scents that your nose will love, such as rosemary leaves and the zest and juice of a lemon. Mix all these guys together and that’s you done. If you wanted to make it a more abrasive scrub for some serious exfoliation then use less oil, adding more if you are looking for a more soothing, moisturising type scrub. 

Lemon and rosemary don’t only work well with your dinner dish- they are natural gems with properties that make them a great addition to homemade and homegrown delights like this scrub. Rosemary is said to be a great soother for muscle pain as well as for skin irritations like eczema. And lemons, well lemons are good for skin ailments like eczema and acne too, as well as being an unparalleled go-to for energising your wary self and getting your mornings off to a fresh start.

To use, just scoop some in to your palm when in the bath or shower and rub it into your skin in a circular motion, washing off when you have given yourself a good scrubbing.

In a nutshell what you have here is a pretty cheap, easy, good for you body scrub that makes a cracking present to yourself ( + all other people). And technically it’s edible too…

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