So you are making your own nut milk now right? Well I hope so, considering carcinogens are often found in processed milk products. I make almond and/or coconut milk every week to make parfait porridge and my freezer has just been overfilled with dried pulp, dying for me to come up with ways to use it. I’ve got a few pulp recipes now that I will be sharing, but I had to share my favorite one first.
Last month, as you may remember, I was traveling in Asia. One of the wonderful aspects of being in Asia is getting to experience a lot of spa treatments on the cheap. My most memorable spa treatment was in Borneo, Malaysia, which inspired this organic body scrub that smells incredible and so simple to make.
My husband and I enjoyed a body scrub made from coconut one afternoon after a long day of diving in Sipadan (one of the world’s best dive spots). This scrub left our skin feeling incredibly soft, so soft that we still enjoyed our renewed skin after we got back home for a few days. Daydreaming about this, I decided to develop a similar scrub that I wouldn’t have to travel all the way to Borneo for! Talk about bringing the vacation back home and to all of you 🙂
Reusing pulp and adding a few other ingredients can save you some major money from buying expensive exfoliating scrubs at the store. I love make-it-yourself beauty products, don’t you?
- 2 cups coconut and/or almond pulp
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 cup of course sea salt
- zest of one lemon
- Combine all ingredients and mix
- Use 1 cup of mixture to scrub on body in shower or bath
- Wash off with fresh water and enjoy your soft exfoliated skin
- Divide remaining scrub and separate into 2 zip lock bags for future use
- Remaining scrub can be frozen up to 3 months or refrigerated for 5 days
Now if I can just figure out how to bring this home too.
I’d love to know if you make this scrub and what you think after you use it. If you have any other favorite homemade beauty product you’d like to share, please share with me and others!