DIY Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

DIY Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

DIY Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub. When I opened my window this morning there were no waves crashing, and no sun light pouring over my sun kissed face. Sigh. Instead there were deer staring at me from the woods with their heads cocked to one side as if to say “where are my tomatoes lady?” Ha! I of course answered them (loudly) and said no tomatoes for YOU and promptly jumped back into bed. In case that last sentence makes no sense to you those darling deer ate most all of my raised bed tomatoes last year despite my best efforts to ward them off, which did not include a gun, not that I’m against that, I’m just not a fan of deer meat. This year, I’ve claimed the deck as my own garden and the tomatoes are almost as tall as I am in their containers. Take that deer!
DIY Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

We’ve been on vacation for the past two weeks, first the mountains and then the beach. It was just what we needed. Time to decompress, unplug, put together puzzles, laugh at silly jokes and just hang out. I’m super refreshed and relaxed. Well until I look at my inbox and then I get slightly tense so I’m avoiding it at the moment. Beach time means my skin could use a little spa time. Because we just paid for said vacation that means no spa time for me at the moment. No worries, instead I whipped up a quick and refreshing cucumber and mint sugar scrub which is going to do the trick nicely and for ehem pennies.

And if you happen to have any cucumber left over place a few slices on your eyes. Or use it in a salad (but not if you’ve put it on your eyes because well ew) up to you!

Want to try making other homemade scrubs? Here are some variations to try:
DIY EXFOLIATING COFFEE SCRUB
DIY COCONUT LIME SALT SCRUB

 

Baci!

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Recipe adapted from Dixie Crystals.

DIY Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

What You Will Need:

What To Do:

  1. Place cucumber and mint into blender. Puree.
  2. Into a medium bowl add: sugar, puree and olive oil. Stir until combined. NOTE: if you prefer mixture more firm add additional sugar.
  3. Divide mixture between desired storage containers and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
http://bellalimento.com/2013/07/15/diy-cucumber-mint-sugar-scrub/

30 Comments

  1. 1
    Angie /

    This looks so refreshing and easy to make. Great idea!

  2. 2

    gorgeous darling!

  3. 3

    This looks good enough to eat! would be lovely on my skin

  4. 4

    I don’t have the right sure or the EVIL, but i have raw cane sugar & coconut oil. will that due till i can get the other ingredients? This sounds so refreshing, i cant wait to get the right ingredients to make it! lol

  5. 5

    Love this! I always buy cucumber hand soap because it just smells so fresh and clean.

  6. 6

    This sounds perfect!!

  7. 7

    The Mrs’s will love this…

  8. 8

    I love this stuff! It was so fun to receive a jar of this from our spa time with Dixie Crystals. Now I need to make my own batch!

  9. 9

    Love this! Do you know how long this stay good in jar?
    Can’t wait to try this!

  10. 10
    lynn greathouse /

    Do you peel off the skin? Or do you puree it with the skin on?

  11. 11
    jessica /

    how long does it last?

    • 11.1

      Hi Jessica, it has a fairly long shelf life but please discard if mold happens to appear.

  12. 12
    Taylor /

    Do you have to store it in the fridge or can you store it in the bathroom?

    • 12.1

      Hi Taylor. I would store it in the refrigerator because of the cucumber. Enjoy!

  13. 13
    Rachelle /

    Hi,
    Thanks for the recipe!
    We’ve been making this and giving it out to friends and family as a way to get rid of the overwhelming amount of mint in our backyard. Everyone’s loved it!

  14. 14
    Josefine Larsen /

    I just made this, and it smells amazing! I tried it on my hands, and it feels really great. My large cucumber was WAY too large though, I had to use an entire bag of suger (2kg/4,4lb) to get the right texture. I guess my friends are gonna get a lot of homemade scrub over the next few weeks ūüôā

  15. 15
    NN /

    Can I substitute salt instead of Dixie sugar?

    • 15.1

      I’ve not tried it using salt. If you do try it though please let us know how the substitution works.

  16. 16
    Kayla /

    How much does one recipe make? I am using this as a party favor and have already bought 2 oz containers.

  17. 17
    nicole /

    My came out much greener than the pic so the author must have peeled cucumber b4 pureeing. Green is my favorite color so I was fine with it. Agree with previous comment – I had 2 add an additional cup of sugar. My limited supply stopped me from adding more. Also added 2 additional tbs of oil. Smell wasn’t as fresh on my hands as I thought it would be. Love the idea & the look but a little disappointed with the final smell & lack of moisture.

  18. 18

    Pretty! Fresh beauty recipes like this one are so good for your skin, it’s just too bad they don’t have a better shelf life!

  19. 19
    Mallory /

    Hi! If you put this in small mason jars, about how many servings would you say it makes? Love the recipe- so simple!

    Thanks!

  20. 20
    Amber /

    I cannot find Dixie crystal sugar anywhere locally!!! Can I use regular sugar? Do I leave skin in cucumbers? Thank you!

    • 20.1

      Hi Amber, you can use regular sugar and you can either peel them or not : )

  21. 21
    sutapa /

    Can i use this. In my face??

  22. 22
    Suzanne /

    Can you use coconut oil instead of olive oil???

  23. 23
    Stephanie /

    Can I use grape seed oil instead of olive oil? What size jars did you fill and how many? I need to make 10-15 4oz mason ball jars.
    Thank you
    Stephanie

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