I need a pick-me-up today and a big one at that! The weekend has been crazy and my mind is too busy with overthinking which results in worries and a low mood. Unfortunately for me I am one of those people who tend to think too much from time to time and come up with things that aren’t really there to worry about. I am trying to learn to just take life as it is, day by day and focus on the positive but sometimes it’s just stronger than me. And today is one of those days. And I need a pick-me-up!
I’m very fond of smells and I love body scrubs as you know. When it comes to essential oils all the citrusy ones really do it for me. Especially LIME. I also love the smell of mint so decided to combine these two in my body scrub.
Other than lime and peppermint essential oils you don’t need any fancy ingredients. I am very strongly for using as few ingredients as possible, especially in products that are rinsed off because all the fancy ingredients don’t have enough time to do anything for our skin. The main thing we want from a body scrub is just to buff away those dead skin cells, right? Now today I also want a nice, uplifting smell.
Uplifting lime and mint body scrub
1 cup of fine sugar
1/2 cup of olive oil (I used a mild one for the lighter colour and smell)
zest from 1 lime
15 drops of lime essential oil
10 drops of peppermint oil
Pour all the ingredients into a glass bowl and give it a good stir.
All you need now is to move it to a container with a lid (I love my glass jar for my scrubs) and you’re good to go. Use as any other scrub.
Now the fresh mint here is just for decorative purposes 🙂 I wouldn’t advise using any in your scrub as it would shorten the shelf life significantly.
Hope you enjoy making your own and using it!