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DIY Peppermint and Vanilla Body Scrub

Katja Kokko | 12.4.2015

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I’ve been churning out all types of body scrubs lately to save me from having to repurchase a tube every two weeks – that’s how actively I use them. Sometimes it just makes more sense to make your own cosmetics; getting to pick and mix all kinds of lovely scents and ingredients is a nice bonus, and one never gets bored. And as it happens, body scrubs are one of the easiest and fastest DIY products, whose ingredients can be found in every kitchen. I can even reveal that some of these recipes will be featured in my book, which comes out late this fall.

Throwing together this cooling, purifying, and brightening – and also wonderfully refreshing – peppermint and vanilla body scrub makes a for a fun Sunday afternoon activity. If you’ve got clogged pores or impurities in your back, this stuff will clear them out and leave your skin wonderfully soft.

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Peppermint and Vanilla Body Scrub

8 tbsp. sea salt

2 tbsp. white clay

6 tbsp. almond oil

2 tbsp. chopped mint leaves

1 vanilla bean, seeds from

10 drops essential peppermint oil

5 drops essential lemon oil

(1 tsp. lemon zest)

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Mix all ingredients in a bowl, and spoon the mixture into an air-tight glass jar. If you don’t have white clay, you can leave it out and substitute it with more salt. Olive oil can be substituted for almond oil, and a teaspoon of lemon juice can be used instead of essential lemon oil. The recipe makes approximately 150 ml of body scrub.

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Almond oil by Laboratoire du Haut-Ségala gifted by The Natural Goods Company

Photos Katja Kokko

Translation Katja Nikula

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