DIY: Mojito Sugar Scrub

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Summer is coming to an end and holy callouses do my feet show it! Dry, rough, neglected… they just might need a drink themselves! Mojito, anyone?
Jar of sugar scrub w/ a mint leaf and wooden spoon tied with twine around it. limes set in front.

Scrub the layers away with this recipe straight from your kitchen:

  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/4 cup of almond oil (substitutes: olive oil, jojoba oil or grapeseed oil)
  • 3 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoons lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Chop the mint into tiny pieces and put in a glass bowl. Pour in your oil and mash (muddle) the mint leaves using the bottle of a glass. If I were really fancy I would have a mortar and pestle, but a glass works just fine! Add the lime zest and juice. Mix in the sugar. You might need a bit more than 1 cup depending on the consistency you would like.

How do you exfoliate?
In the shower, wash as normal. Spread a bit of the scrub on your knees, elbows or feet and rub in a gentle but firm circular motion. Rinse and pat dry with a towel. Keep in mind that mint has a cooling effect so it should not be used in sensitive areas. Although, most people probably would not be using a scrub on these “areas” anyway!

And if you’re so inclined here is a fantastic Mojito drink recipe:

  • 1.25 oz Captain Morgan spiced rum
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz soda

Place mint leaves in bottom of glass. Add crushed ice, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, sugar, and lime juice, and muddle. Add soda water and garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy!


    • Natalie says

      Yeah… I had to make an extra stop for those too. Although, I didn’t have to order them from a specialty store online-so that is good!

    • Natalie says

      It was fun! I made a bunch and gave them out to friends I hadn’t spoken with in a while. They made cute gifts!

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