Refreshing Cucumber Mint Body Scrub

refreshing cucumber mint body scrub

Summer Chillin’ with Refreshing Cucumber Mint Body Scrub

When summer heats up I look for ways to cool down. Cool drinks from my herb garden like Strawberry Basil Infused Water and Lavender Lemonade are one of my favorite ways to cool off. My sister’s recipe for a cucumber chiller published in our cookbook series Bittersweet Walnut Grove inspired today’s Refreshing Cucumber Mint Body Scrub.

We can drink a whole pitcher of it while cooking all day! It’s a good thing we grow a lot of cucumber around here… Fresh cucumber is known to replenish and soothe the skin. That’s why the put cucumber slices over their eyes at the spa. It’s a no wonder, with all the antioxidants packed inside.

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Cool Off with Garden Fresh DIY Cucumber Mint Body Scrub

This a great homemade body scrub to use after a day spent in the sun. The natural cane sugar will slough away dead skins and dirt if you’ve been working in the garden. In addition to the cucumber, coconut oil will help soften the skin. Add mint leaves from the garden and an essential oil combination for a fresh clean fragrance like no other!

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Ingredients for a DIY Cucumber Mint Body Scrub

¼ cup cucumber, unpeeled (about 4 slices)

4 tablespoons coconut oil, unrefined

1 cup natural cane sugar

4 leaves fresh mint

4 drops eucalyptus essential oil

2 drops lemon essential oil

2 airtight jars, 4 ounce

How to make DIY Cucumber Mint Body Scrub

Puree cucumber slices and mint leaves until they are tiny specks of green; approximately 2 minutes. Add two tablespoons of coconut oil and one cup of sugar. Blend until smooth. Pour cucumber mint puree into a glass mixing bowl. Add remaining coconut oil and stir until smooth. Last, add 4 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 2 drops lemon essential oil. Stir to combine and pour into an airtight container.

Use this DIY Cucumber Mint Body Scrub within two weeks or store in the refrigerator for longer use, due to the fresh ingredients. Share jar and add a printable Body Scrub Apothecary Tag. Grab it and more printables in the Life-n-Reflection Resource Library.



Refreshing Cucumber Mint Body Scrub

Refreshing Cucumber Mint Body ScrubAre you planning to spend the weekend outdoors either on the beach or in the garden? Make up a batch of this refreshing Cucumber Mint Body Scrub recipe to have on hand when you return home to cool down and clean up!

The color of this scrub is perfectly green, and it has me inspired. Look for more natural skincare recipes from the garden to come!! Speaking if skincare recipes, don’t miss my 20 Essential Ingredients for Natural Skincare. P.S. If you’ve haven’t heard I recently published my 10th book, Aromatherapy: A Practical Guide for Home and Family. Take a peek inside, I love to hear what you think!


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4 Comments

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    Jodie

    This looks great … the girls LOVE making scrubs, will share this recipe for a new mix with them!

    Would love if you’d share at Reader Tip Tuesday: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/08/reader-tip-tuesday-food-craft-party/

    Hoping to see you & this refreshing scrub at the party!! xo

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      lifenreflection

      Thanks Jodie, I most certainly will. Have fun mixing up this one!

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    Jodie

    My daughter & her friends LOVE making scrubs – they are going to LOVE this! Thank you for sharing at reader tip tuesday last week. Hope you join us for this week’s party: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/15/reader-tip-tuesday-craft-recipe-party/ xo
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      lifenreflection

      Thanks Jodi, their going to love watching the scrub turn to green when combing the cucumber with coconut! Being a naturalist, I avoid chemical food coloring. So, it’s always a surprise to add color to scrubs naturally.

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