How to Make Your Own Body Scrub Using Mint and Ginger

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a potted mint plant, ginger roots, and a jar of body scrub

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If you want to have a spa-like feeling in the comfort of your own bathroom, this DIY aromatic body scrub is one pampering product you should definitely try. Use it in your shower or after a bath — it'll make your skin feel smooth as you reap the stress-reducing benefits of aromatherapy. To make this easy recipe, I chose mint to relax your mind and body, and ginger to invigorate your skin and senses.

During the holiday season, this scrub can make a great homemade gift, so double up the recipe and give it to your family and friends.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 ½ cup coarse pink Himalayan sea salt

  • 2/3 cup fresh ginger, minced

  • Mint leaves, four sprigs, minced

  • 3 tablespoons raw honey

  • 1/3 cup sweet almond oil (you can also use avocado oil if you prefer)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin

  • Five drops of spearmint essential oil

  • Chef’s knife

  • Mixing bowl and spoon

  • Cutting board

  • Jar with lid

ginger root on a cutting board surrounded by bowls of mint, salt, and glycerine

Step One

Place the pink Himalayan sea salt in a mixing bowl.

Using your chef's knife, mince the fresh ginger and mint leaves into fine pieces, and then add to the bowl with the sea salt.

minced ginger on a cutting board surrounded by bows of mint and glycerine
coarse salt and ginger in a bowl surrounded by ginger root, mint leaves, and glycerine

Step Two

Next, add your wet ingredients to the bowl: the raw honey, sweet almond oil, glycerin, and spearmint essential oil. Mix until well incorporated.

preparing to add glycerine to other ingredients in a bowl
stirring wet and dry ingredients together in a bowl with a wooden spoon

Step Three

Finally, scoop the scrub into a cute jar with a lid. Place a small mint leaf on top of your scrub, and then close the jar. If you're gifting to someone, wrap it up or simply tie a ribbon around it for an extra thoughtful touch.

a jar of body scrub with a fresh mint leaf on top
a potted mint plant, ginger roots, and a jar of body scrub

Whit McClure is the Creative Director of Whit Hazen, a floral design studio in Los Angeles, CA.

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