Mojito sugar scrub (a cooling body scrub)

I have to admit that although spending the better part of last week at the cottage in the sun and the water was great, it may have been a little hard on my skin. I’ve got some peely bits on my nose and arms that are not so attractive (I know, I should wear sunscreen, but it was so hot and we were in and out of the water so much, it really wouldn’t have stayed on anyway).

I used up the rest of my sugar scrub before we left for the cottage, so I’ve made up a new batch. Since my sister-in-law thought that the lemon olive oil scrub was more than edible, let’s see if she pours spiced rum on this one and tries to make a drink out of it. This batch has the extra bonus of the cooling properties of mint, so it’s a nice scrub to use on summer-time skin.

You can store it in the fridge to keep it fresh, or just use it up quickly. This doesn’t make a whole lot, so if you are using it a couple of times a week in the shower, it’ll be gone before it sours on you. Just be careful – the olive oil does tend to make the shower floor a little slippery.

Mojito Sugar Scrub

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • juice (2 tbsp) and zest of one lime
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Put mint leaves and sugar in food processor and whir them until the mint is well blended in – or, you could finely chop the mint and muddle it into the sugar afterwards, whichever you find easier. Mix everything together in a jar and store in the fridge to keep it fresh (it does have real juice in it). Use it anywhere on your body that needs a little scrub, moisturizer or general healthy glow.

Linked to A Pinch of Joy , Like a Mustard Seed, Frugally Sustainable, Homestead Simple

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30 thoughts on “Mojito sugar scrub (a cooling body scrub)

  1. Your original post was so inspiring, I had to try it for myself! After one go-round of “slippery shower” syndrome, I decided to modify the recipe by adding in some Dr. Bronners pure Castile liquid soap and it works perfectly! Sudsy AND moisturizing all at the same time! Only drawback? You can’t eat it! lol

  2. See, from the original post I learned that all I need is the scrub, more long dresses and a spoon. My gosh this mojito scrub looks so amazing.

  3. Littlebit says:

    I cannot wait to try it!! I LOVED your last scrub, so this one has to be great too! Thank you for sharing.

  4. At first I thought It was a drink, but then I realized it was a scrub. I love it. Will try it! Thanks

  5. your sister-in-law sounds like a real party girl–invite her over when I stop by

  6. Sarah says:

    This just SOUNDS refreshing. I love it! And I can’t wait to try it!

  7. PJ Girl says:

    Mmm… looks as delicious as your lemon one 😉

  8. Can’t wait to try it! Pinned it, so I remember its on my list. Thanks!

  9. Somer says:

    My current skin condition is partly cloudy to scaly alligator. Utah is an unforgiving desert in the summertime and my legs are screaming for this scrub!

  10. thefoodery says:

    ooh, now I know what to do with my bushy mint plants! Great idea, especially for summer. 🙂

  11. Ha, I totally remembered your post about the SIL testing the other body scrub when I saw the title. Looks good!

  12. Wow, that looks amazing! I will have to give it a try.

  13. I can see why she ate it! Sounds good to me – possibly more as a salad dressing…???
    Now lets see – do I have a lime, check, some sugar, check, olive oil? Check. And mint… Hmm only dried. I’ll let you know how it goes! – Kara x

  14. slowborg says:

    yum. My favourite drink, now a scrub. Can you do a mojito perfume? That would brighten my weekends considerably 🙂

  15. […] check out Heidi’s wonderful site, and find her scrub here.  You can find a few more notes and some other great scrubs […]

  16. I made this last night and shared it on my blog. It was wonderful! Thank you so much. I feel like I’ve been to the spa.

  17. Sarah says:

    Is there a shelf life for this- it looks nice and I want to make a big batch of it but not have to pitch it later?

    • It is best made in small batches or kept in the fridge if you are making more. You could also replace the mint with peppermint essential oil drops (just 2 or 3) and you could replace the lime zest and juice with lime essential oil. That would make it more shelf stable. You could add a drop or two of food colouring to give it a green tinge. Hope this helps.

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