Don’t you just love the combination of rosemary and mint? My favorite body wash is a rosemary and mint wash by C.O. Bigelow, and I feel so fresh and clean when I use it!
I have a good friend (check out her fun blog here) who is currently moving to another city, and I wanted to give her a little gift during this stressful time of packing and moving. I have been wanting to make a rosemary mint scrub for a while, so this gave me the perfect opportunity to make some for her and some for me 🙂 I have bushes of fresh rosemary, and plenty of supplies from past scrubs I have made, so this scrub was a breeze to make! It leaves your hands and body feeling so smooth and clean, and smells amazing.
I also made a cute tag for you to go with this rosemary scrub that you can download for free at the end of this post!
Rosemary Mint Sugar and Salt Scrub
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Epsom salts
Fresh rosemary, chopped (I used a lot, but use as much as you like)
3/4 cup Carrier oil, such as sunflower oil, grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, or light olive oil
Rosemary essential oil
Peppermint or spearmint oil (I used a combination of both)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, and spoon into a jar with a lid. This recipe made one big glass jarful. I bought a bunch of these jars when I spotted them last year because I knew they were the perfect container for homemade scrubs.
You can use this scrub on dry hands, or as a whole body scrub in the bathtub to polish and remove dead skin. The oil may cause the shower floor to be slippery, so I do not recommend using this while taking a shower, just to be safe.
You can also play with the ingredients and fit them to your preference. If you don’t like as much scent, then use less essential oil (I used around 20 drops of rosemary, 20 peppermint, and 20 spearmint). I like my scrub to be thick and coarse, and less oily, but if you like more liquid, then add more oil. I like the combination of sugar and Epsom salts because you get a mixture of fine (sugar) and coarse (Epsom salts), but you can also use just one of these if you like, or change the proportions. You get the picture… now go try some rosemary mint sugar and salt scrub! It is very inexpensive to make and makes a great gift.