Overplant cucumbers this year? Use the extras to make a cool sugar scrub!
What You Need:
1 large cucumber (I used two small from our garden.)
2 TB fresh mint leaves (I used two large sprigs of spearmint…also from our garden.)
2 1/2 C sugar (I used…ok, this and the oil are from the store.)
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
What To Do:
Puree the cucumber and mint. Stir in sugar and olive oil, adding more sugar or oil to your liking. Pour into a container or containers for gift giving.
Note, you’ll need to store it in the fridge until and after each use…the only bummer about this scrub. I haven’t tested longevity yet, but I have a feeling it will be gone before I can really test it. Maybe I will put a small amount up for a few weeks to see how long it will last and report back.
It smooths and softens your skin and it smells great. Plus, the cucumber flesh (mostly water with itty bits of caffeic acid and vitamin C) helps to soothe skin and reduce swelling. It’s the perfect mate for the mint which is also used to soothe, protect and heal dry skin.