Easy-to-Make Aromatic Lemon and Rosemary Salt Scrub

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Even though I always wear gloves for gardening, my hands were still left a bit grubby after preparing the vegetable plot last week, as I still insist on poking around in the soil even when I’ve taken them off!   So I decided to make a very simple salt scrub and my hands were soon good-as-new.  Want to know how I made it?  Here’s how:

 Aromatic Lemon and Rosemary Salt Scrub

I wanted to only use ingredients I have at home, without going out to buy anything – besides which, I needed to use the salt scrub in quick-style!  I used 1 cup of sea salt, 1/2 cup of baby oil, the zest of two lemons and a couple of sprigs of rosemary from the garden.

First of all, I put the sea salt into a bowl, added the baby oil and gave it a little stir.  Then I zested two lemons, pulled the individual rosemary leaves from the sprigs and chopped them roughly.  All that was left was to tip the lemon zest and rosemary into the mixture, give it a final stir and spoon into a pretty jar .

I then added a label and tied something pretty around the outside of the jar and that’s it – done!

Easy peasy lemon squeezy ….. so to speak!

What rewards do you treat yourself with for a job well done?

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53 thoughts on “Easy-to-Make Aromatic Lemon and Rosemary Salt Scrub

  1. Looks great, practical and I bet it smells divine. I wear gloves but there’s always some dirt that gets through. If I don’t have baby oil, I could use olive oil, I assume.

    • I haven’t tried it with olive oil – and I guess you won’t spot the lemon zest the same – but I can’t see why not.

      Probably best to try it out with a smaller amount first 🙂

      • Discovered that I had no oil – bought some this morning and I’ve just made a batch with lemons fresh from the tree & rosemary from the herb garden – works a treat! As I’ll be using rather than gifting it, I’ve put mine in empty hand cream pots that I’d been saving. Thank-you so much for sharing this great idea! 🙂

        • You’re welcome, Sue.

          Actually, it works well for a pedicure, or in the shower as a body scrub, too, but you have to be careful not to slip as it makes the shower base treacherous!

          Have a great weekend 🙂

    • If you were going to eat it, Chris, I would replace the course sea salt with sugar – oh, and change the baby oil to red wine!

      Yep – My secret is out! xx

    • …and the funny thing is, I only made it because I didn’t have anything already in the cupboard I could use. I guess I’ll be making my own salt scrub from now on. Just think of the possibilities for ingredients 🙂

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