Smooth your summer skin with a seasonal, homemade body scrub.
Use this body scrub to buff and purify. The berry seeds, sea salt and sugar work together to exfoliate at different intensities while the fruit delivers a high dose of antioxidants. Shake before use. Apply to a washcloth or loofah and massage gently onto your legs, arms and torso. If you haven’t used the scrub within a week, store the remainder in the refrigerator; the natural ingredients are perishable.
- 1 pint-size mason jar or 2 halfpint jars with lid and ring (you can find an assortment at your local craft store)
- 1 can of spray paint
- Marbles (20-30 per lid)
- Epoxy (J-B Weld or J-B Kwik)
- Wax paper
- 10 strawberries
- Handful of raspberries or blackberries
- Handful of blueberries
- ¼ cup jojoba oil or baby oil
- ½ cup brown or cane sugar
- 1 cup fine sea salt
- 10 toothpicks
- 8 cotton swabs
- Paring knife
- Cutting board
MAKE THE CONTAINER
STEP 1: Lay a sheet of wax paper down where you’ll be working to prevent the epoxy from sticking.
STEP 2: Clean and dry the lid and the marbles. Contaminants like grease and oil will keep the epoxy and paint from adhering and drying properly.
STEP 3: Thoroughly mix the epoxy on the wax paper with a cotton swab. Begin by epoxying the metal lid to the metal ring. Once that has dried enough to remain secure, apply a small dab of epoxy to each marble and position them along the bottom rim of the ring.
STEP 4: Once the epoxy has dried according to the manufacturer’s instructions, move the lid to a well-ventilated area to spray paint. Protect the surrounding surfaces with newspaper.
STEP 5: Arrange the toothpicks under the lid in a star pattern. Propping the lid will keep it from sticking to the newspaper while you paint.
STEP 6: Spray paint the lid in light coats, upside down before painting right side up. Paint while you move around the lid at various angles for full coverage. Allow the paint to dry per instructions.
STEP 7: Once you’ve completely coated the lid, let it dry while you mix the body scrub.
MAKE THE BODY SCRUB
STEP 1: Organize all the ingredients, measuring tools and kitchenware.
STEP 2: Remove stems from the strawberries.
STEP 3: Wash all berries in the colander.
STEP 4: Puree the berries in a blender with jojoba oil, sugar and salt.
STEP 5: Pour the body scrub into the glass jar and seal with the lid.