Foraging . Photo’s . Ethnobotanical Recipe,

Natural Herbal Body Scrub BY Grrr

Natural Herbal Body Scrub BY Grrr

50 g fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
50 g fresh eucalyptus leaves, finely chopped
50 g fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
Peel of 2 lemons
300 ml olive oil
400 g sea salt (fine-grained)
4 tsp vitamin C powder

Extra eucalyptus leaves and slices of lemon peel, to decorate

1. Place the chopped herbs, black pepper and lemon peel in a pan, then add the olive oil. Place on a medium heat and stir, then leave for 2 minutes with the lid on. Place the paste in a piece of muslin over a sieve and squeeze out all the oil into a bowl below.

2. Mix the sea salt and vitamin C powder in a bowl. Add most of the oil (reserving a little to seal the jar) and stir well. Place the mixture in a sterilized Kilner jar and press down well. Decorate the top with a few eucalyptus leaves and slices of lemon rind. Pour a layer of the remaining oil on top of the salt scrub to keep it airtight.

USE: Apply to wet skin in the bath or shower, when needed. Scrub, then rinse off well with warm water.
STORAGE: Keeps for 6 months, or 1 year in the refrigerator.

I could not source eucalyptus leaves so i used 10 drops of essential oil.

There you go Matron , that’s your answer no Turmeric in there, it might look yellow , but it’s actually bright bright green.

One Response to “Foraging . Photo’s . Ethnobotanical Recipe,”

  1. on 27 May 2009 at 5:37 pm Matron

    Looks like picallilli – did you put turmeric in there! Will I turn yellow?

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