Man oh Manischewitz, I can’t wait to use this one.
This is an amazing salt scrub that you can make out of stuff in your own home; it smells heavenly and is relaxing and awesome.
Here’s how I made it:
I knew I only wanted to make one batch, and that I wanted to put it in that jar, so instead of measuring anything, I eyeballed it as I poured it right in. First, I poured a layer of olive oil on the bottom of the jar, probably about ¼-inch deep. Then, I poured in equal parts epsom salt and sea salt, and mixed. You want the salt to be saturated in oil but not totally swimming in it, so I kept adding and mixing—baby oil, then salt, then oil, then salt, then oil, and so on til the jar was full and well-mixed and the consistency was right.
Besides epsom salt, sea salt, olive oil, and baby oil, I ground a couple of tablespoons of dried lavender buds up with a mortar and pestle, and stirred them in too. Grinding them not only releases the scent (seriously, stick your nose in the mortar after you’re done using it—unf), but also means you’re less likely to clog your drain when you use the scrub. So, that’s a plus. (Dried lavender buds, by the way, are easier to find than you might think. I found a jar in my local supermarket in the herbs and spices section; McCormick Gourmet sells it.)
At the last minute, before sealing the jar, I stirred in about 15 drops of lavender essential oil, just for the smell. Then I sealed it and stood it on my counter and got REALLY excited about how it would feel when I got the chance to use it.
This would make a great gift (particularly as a hostess gift!) if you made a cute little label for it, and wrapped it up nicely with a sprig of fresh lavender. In my case, it’s my gift to me, and I have to say I’m honored by the kindness I’ve shown myself.