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One of the things I love about blogging is meeting people all over the world with common interests and great ideas.  One of my new friends is Heidi at www.lightlycrunchy.wordpress.com. She lives on a small farm with two beautiful girls, and one of my favorite things she shares is her body scrubs.

Today ended one of the longest parenting weeks I’ve had in a long time.  Once I got the kids to bed, I was craving a bath and an ice cold mojito.  Even better- I could have both! While the bath filled, I made this scrub and a drinkable mojito & took an hour enjoying both to recuperate from the week.

Please check out Heidi’s wonderful site, and find her scrub here.  You can find a few more notes and some other great scrubs there.

Here’s what to do…

slightly adapted from www.lightlycrunchy.com

  • 1/4 c. fresh mint leaves (I used chocolate mint that is going wild in my garden right now)
  • zest of 2 limes (she also used the juice- but if you have sensitive skin like myself, citrus juices are not recommended to use on the skin)
  • 10 drops of lime essential oil (optional- not recommended for extremely sensitive skin), could also use peppermint essential oil
  • 2/3 cups sugar- raw or unrefined
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

blend mint leaves in blender or food processor with 2 T. of sugar.  Add the rest of sugar, zest, and oils.  Stir to combine.  Use it all over your body for a yummy and healthy glow.  I even used it on my face and it looks like I got a facial!  Store in fridge for up to a few weeks.

Mojito recipes to follow soon…

This post also shared on these great blog parties…

http://www.thebettermom.com,  http://www.themorristribe.com,  http://www.nourishingtreasures.com,  terrific tuesdays,  tip me tuesday,  http://wearethatfamily.com,  http://www.littlenaturalcottage.com

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