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Craftiness, Green things, Thrifty

Homemade Lavender Body Scrub in a Teacup

4 March, 2013

I have just a handful of things in my beauty arsenal. Coconut oil, bicarbonate of soda, salt and anything foraged for free!!  I find that with those four thrifty things, almost anything can be done – cleaning, exfoliating, moisturising, conditioning, luxury vitamin intake.

*Leans in conspirationally* I’m going to let you in on a secret, handed down from generation to generation (not really) recipe that involves three of these wonder ingredients. It is a homemade body scrub that I use constantly (not really) (that would be strange, exfoliating non-stop… on the bus, in meetings)-  at least a couple of times a week AND give as a gift alot as well. Given in an old bit of crockery this simple body scrub looks well sweet and would make a SUPERB handmade Mother’s Day gift!

Homamde Body Scrub in a Teacup

A Teacup of Body Scrub

  • Fill teacup 2/3 with salt (I prefer normal table salt as I find rock salt way too harsh)
  • Pop in another bowl
  • Put 1/3 a teacup of coconut oil into the bowl too
  • Grind 3 sprigs of lavender leaves with a blender until a dust
  • Mix it all together and push into your teacup

The foraged lavender is a great way of using up the leaves this spring, they smell just as beautiful as the flowers. I collected this while Ramona and I played in the park – I love Ramona learning about how to make stuff from foraged goods.

I use this scrub – either with the lavender or foraged rosehips or other free things – all over when I shower. I am in loooove with it.

For a container I pop it into an old teacup that I mismatched up with a delicate saucer – when not being used the saucer just sits on top acting like a lid.  I am forever looking for ways of reusing old crockery. I can never resist a chipped teacup going for a song, even if it is chipped and has no handle.  I love discovering new ways of using them (have a peep at my old post Ten New Uses for Old Teacups) and as of today you can see me on Youtube scurrying about making a bird feeder (remind me to brush the back of my hair more EEEP!!!)

What are you favourite things to do with old crockery? Planning any homemade Mother’s Day antics?

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