Happiness is homemade

Sun is out, summer is on its way and before we start showing more skin, let’s make sure all the dull winter skin is gone to give you that perfect summer glow. Making your own homemade body scrub is simple, and not only is it much cheaper than store bought scrubs but you will know exactly what the ingredients are, only the best.

You should be able to find everything you need to make your own scrub right at home. An easy formula to follow is that you need some type of exfoliant, either sugar, salt, coffee or oatmeal for example. You need liquid, could be honey, milk or oil; and finally if you want, you can add in fruits or herbs to give the scrub a lovely fragrance or essential oils which have many great mind and body benefits. Body scrubs are the perfect fix for your tired skin as they exfoliate those dead skin cells and moisturise all at the same time.

Our marble board comes in brown or green marble. The white bowl is a part of a dinner set, so you can find both plates and bowls in the same series. Have a look here Nordal Christmas table on how you can use it in a dinner setting.

Have a go and experiment with your own combinations or try some of our starter recipes. These are our favourite scrubs:

The oatmeal and honey scrub
2,5 dl rolled oats
1,5 dl olive oil
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp dried rosemary
if wanted, lemon zest and 1 tbsp lemon juice

Add the oats and rosemary to a blender and blend well. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend it all together until it has required consistency. You want to be able to scoop it up with one hand, so don’t let it get too runny. Store the scrub in an airtight container. If you have chosen to add the lemon juice and zest, you need to keep the scrub in the fridge.

The honey and oatmeal combination is perfect for those with sensitive skin, or if you would like to use the scrub on your face. Honey is a magical ingredient, known for its effective soothing properties and oatmeal is full of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories.

These smaller sized jam jars are perfect for keeping body scrubs. We love these jars at Nordal, they are very versatile and have many functions. Have a look here on how we used them for a novel way of serving up salad Hunting in the fall.
The plate is made out of melamine, and we also carry cups and jugs in the same series. The spoon is a bamboo spoon.

The coconut and rose scrub
2,5 dl granulated sugar
1 tbsp rose water
2 tbsp coconut oil
12 rose petals

Add the sugar and rose petals to a blender and blend well. Stir the rose water and coconut oil into the mix. In case the coconut oil is difficult to mix in you can warm it up a little bit in the microwave. If you only use the rose water and no petals there is no need to blend the scrub, just stir until its blended. Keep the scrub in an airtight container. If you have a very oily skin already, you can use water instead of oil, but in that case you will have to keep the finished scrub in the fridge.

Coconut oil is ideal as a moisturiser and will make your skin super soft, and the added rose petals will give your scrub a lovely pink colour. The more petals you add, the stronger the colour will be.
Don’t you think this scrub would make a beautiful gift for someone? Make a double batch while you are at it, and surprise someone with a jar of this lovely scrub.

Written 7/05/2017 by Nordal