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!