Friday, 14 January 2011

Peppermint yourself

For today, to finish off the week beautifully, another recipe!! Ah yes but wait, don't go!! No I'm not trying to make you fat, today's all about a recipe for your body :-)


I made this lushious body scrub for my mum for Christmas. I had to post about it because it really is the easiest thing to do. Once you get hold of the necessary ingredients, all that's required is a little weighing and some mixing. End of. So there's no excuse not to make this.


I used some I had leftover and it was lovely. Knowing exactly what was in it was a definite mood lifter. And skin smoother of course!


Ingredients:
  • 300g coarse sea salt (from the supermarket! You can go for the fancy organic type or standard, both work!)
  • 20g green seaweed flakes (struggled to find this; best I could find was Clearspring green nori sprinkle)
  • 100g granulated sugar (I'm sure other types of sugar would work just as well)
  • 15 drops of peppermint essential oil (I got mine from Neal's Yard Remedies)

Method:
  • Mix the sea salt with the sugar.
  • Add the seaweed and mix well.
  • Finally add the essential oil and mix lightly.
  • Fill a kilner jar and tie some garden twine and a shell around it!
To use: take a handful and massage into wet skin.

Enjoy!


[original recipe taken from UK Handmade online magazine, summer issue 2010 pages 40-41. Original recipe called for 50g of seaweed, I think 20g is plenty]

12 comments:

Diane said...

I shall be making some of this for myself and for presents too - thanks for posting it. Can I just say you packaged it beautifully too. xxxxxxx

Jill said...

Mmmmmm - I bet it smells delicious too. I love body scrubs :0)
Have a lovely weekend x

Lucy said...

This sounds lovely, must give it a try, if I can find the seaweed! :S

Petit Filoux said...

I bought it from a chain called Planet Organic - if you can't get to that, try health food shops and places that stock japanese food!

Hot Pink Dahlia said...

This looks great..I love the fact too that it is not all oilly!

Pati from London said...

What a great idea! will make it for my friends, thanks!! x Pati

Debbie said...

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the Provident Woman said...

What a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it. I'll have to try to make it.

Simone said...

A wonderful recipe! I feel rejuvenated just looking at the ingredients. Thank you for sharing!

blueberry hill said...

Hello, I've just been having a little look at your blog - very nice photos! I especially liked the London ones a few posts back.

The Curious Cat said...

Where did you learn about this? How cool! What are the benefits? Good for the skin I guess?!! Does it smell good? xxx

Petit Filoux said...

The source is included at the end of the post!!
It must be, since it's basically a natural body scrub, no preservatives, no nasty chemicals... and yes it does smell nice! If you like peppermint that is!