mermaid’s delight: recipe for kelp body scrub

I love creating new ways to pamper myself and others. Today I came up with a body scrub that I’m feeling really good about. I’m so excited about it that I couldn’t wait to share the recipe with you. So, for my CSB members, SPOILER ALERT! This is going to be in your share this week. This product will also be available on my just-launched Etsy shop very soon.

Mermaid’s Delight Body Scrub

Makes about 4 ounces, or 2 to 3 applications

• one 6 inch strip of kelp, will end up to be 1 1/2 tablespoons ground
(a great place to get this is through Maine Seaweed)

• 3 tablespoons fine sea salt (I like Lima brand)

• 1 teaspoon avocado oil (you could also use olive oil)

• 1 teaspoon liquid castile soap (like Dr. Bronner’s)

• 6 drops grapefruit essential oil (optional)

Cut the kelp into small strips (about 3 inch by 2 inch). Toast in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the kelp starts to get slightly browned around the edges, place in a seed grinder or blender. Grind into a course powder. Place in bowl and mix in sea salt. Add avocado oil, castile soap, and grapefruit essential oil. Mix well. Place in a 4 ounce jar.

To use, scrub on body, starting from the feet up. You will notice the mixture will start to get slippery (this is the part I love). If you can, leave the scrub on for 5 or 10 minutes.

A few notes of caution:

• It’s probably best not to use this scrub immediately after shaving or if you have any sensitive cuts

• The floor of the shower/tub will get slippery from the oil and the kelp’s mucilaginous nature, so be sure to take care not to slip and clean the floor when you’re through

• Use of this product may transform you into a mermaid, or maybe even a sea otter



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4 Responses to “mermaid’s delight: recipe for kelp body scrub”

  1. Marilyn Says:

    Love it Liz! I think I will collect the kelp myself when I go for my first surf for the season!!! It’ll be double epic!!!

  2. Body Scrub Says:

    My skin is rough and dry so I am looking for this type of recipe to get glowing skin. Now i am thinking to try this. I hope to get rid of my problem.

  3. Homemade for the Holidays | Home | Life | Epoch Times Says:

    […] Kelp & sea salt body scrub • Peppermint foot cream  • Bath salts • Massage […]

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