With a zesty, lemon pudding scent, circulation-boosting ginger and a base of coconut and olive oil to soften the skin, this body scrub is all-round great. It was a friend’s birthday yesterday and this was her gift. Natural body scrubs can be costly to buy, but this is simple, cheap and fun to make and give. Happy birthday, Angie!
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup olive oil
3 cups salt
zest of half a lemon
1 inch piece of root ginger, peeled
8 drops grapefruit essential oil
Melt the coconut oil over a low heat. Finely grate the ginger and lemon zest and add to the pan. Let it infuse for about 10 minutes and strain the oil through muslin into a large bowl. Add the olive oil, salt and essential oil and stir. Spoon carefully into a jar and leave to stand for 24 hours before giving. You may have to pour a little excess olive oil off the top. Make extra and keep some for yourself!