Mint Limeade Body Scrub


April showers? Freshen up on those cold, drizzly days with this mint limeade body scrub. Made with a few simple ingredients, this invigorating body scrub will leave your skin feeling smooth and luxuriant. Besides sloughing off dead skin cells, gently massaging a body scrub into your skin may also boost circulation and help drain your lymph nodes. You might also discover your skin soaks up even more moisture when you apply your post-shower moisturizer. And who doesn’t like the sweet, refreshing scent of mint and lime? Altogether, it’s the perfect thing for brightening up those rainy spring days.

 

A jar of mint limeade body scrub.

 

A close-up of the mint limeade body scrub.
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Mint Limeade Body Scrub

Ingredients

  • 1 cup turbinado cane sugar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp fresh mint chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp lime zest optional

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, stir the olive oil into the cane sugar.
  2. Add the lime juice and zest and stir to combine.
  3. Add the peppermint extract and chopped mint and stir to combine.
  4. Store the mint limeade body scrub in an airtight jar or container in the fridge.

The ingredients to make mint limeade body scrub.

Adding the olive oil to the sugar.

Adding the lime zest and juice to the sugar and oil.

Adding the mint to the sugar mixture.

A close-up of the mint limeade body scrub.

A close-up of the mint limeade body scrub.

 

I stored my mint limeade body scrub in a glass jar with a clamp lid I picked up at World Market. The jars come in a variety of sizes and are perfect for storing body scrubs, body butters, and all sorts of other homemade products. While I was at World Market, I also picked up some lime green paper raffia for $3.99 and metal rim gift tags for $9.98. Simple and rustic, they make great decorations for your jar of body scrub. Or trying spicing up your jar with printed labels, ribbons, fabrics, flowers, buttons–whatever suites your style!

 

Green paper raffia paper tags for the mint limeade body scrubs.

A jar of mint limeade body scrub.

A close-up of a jar of mint limeade body scrub.

An open jar of mint limeade body scrub.


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11 thoughts on “Mint Limeade Body Scrub

  • Steven Berrett

    Good post, with lots of information on body scrubs and what they do. As always the photos look great and look very professional

    • Sarah Berrett Post author

      Thanks, Amy! I think you’d really like the scent. It reminds me a lot of the virgin mojito from Wahaca’s. πŸ˜€

  • Rebecca

    Hi Sarah!

    You’re a doll and your blog is very well-done! We wish you lots of followers and will read more and try some recipes, like maybe this “lime scrub” recipe. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next, “Pioneer Woman” with your own show!

    Keep up the nice work,
    Kent and Rebecca πŸ™‚

    • Sarah Berrett Post author

      Thanks Kent and Rebecca! You guys are so kind. Your support means so much to me. I hope you enjoy the body scrub and the other recipes. πŸ˜€

  • Rebecca

    Hi Sarah,

    I just finished making this body scrub, minus the fresh mint, and washed my hands with it. It’s very nice and I love it! Thanks for sharing!

    Rebecca πŸ™‚

  • Sarah Berrett Post author

    Hey Rebecca!

    My recipe is a bit on the wet side. I’ve seen a lot of recipes that use equal parts white sugar and oil and a few drops of essential oil. I used your sweet citrus body scrub after tennis last night. It smells wonderful! And the glitter you added is such a fun idea. I think I might try adding some to bath/shower bombs in the future. You could add a few drops of water, oil, or citrus juice, but I wouldn’t add too much. I thought yours actually felt fairly similar to mine. You could also try using plain white sugar instead. That might be less coarse and rough on the skin.

    I also used your lavender shower bomb. It was fantastic! I’m usually picky when it comes to lavender scents, and yours was one of the best I’ve smelled. Did you add some vanilla fragrance to it too? It smelled delicious! And they were wonderfully fizzy too! I’m excited to try the sweet citrus one next. I’m so glad you’re enjoying making the shower bombs and body scrubs. You’ve definitely got a talent and passion for them. πŸ™‚

    I went ahead and deleted your previous comment. Unfortunately WordPress doesn’t have a built-in option to make comments private, so deleting or unapproving them is the only way to remove them from the comment thread.

  • Rebecca

    Hi Sarah!

    I was going to say, the scrub that I made has too much orange zest/peel in it. I used some this morning and it was a mess! (sorry… ) That was the second batch I made – yours is so much better! Thanks for the tip about using white sugar, I had no idea! I really like this new hobby. The bathroom cupboard has 3 bags of bath bombs!

    Yes, I used vanilla in the lavender ones, but not vanilla essential oil, because they were out of it so I bought a little bottle of vanilla scent for making soap. I think it’s a bit sweeter than the oil. I’m having so much fun with this that I made a little bag with a bath bomb, like you show how to make, for all the women at church last week and have plans to make lots for a Christmas project at church too. You are so cleaver and have such neat ideas, I’m just glad Kent told me about your blog and luckily, we live right by a “Michael’s”!

    Oh, and I think your jars for the scrub are much better than the ones I used, because fumbling with a screw on lid in the shower is probably not the best idea. Anyway, thanks for all your ideas and suggestions. You’ve turned me in to a “mad bath bomb maker” and I love it!

    Rebecca πŸ™‚

    • Sarah Berrett Post author

      I’m sure all the ladies at church were excited to get those. That’s a really fun, unique gift. Yeah, the kilner jars are really handy for the body scrub. I also like to keep a spoon nearby so I don’t have to scoop it out with my wet hands. πŸ™‚