Today I really needed a pick-me-up: it's been a long 5 weeks with the puppy. She's got kennel cough so we still can't take her out for walks, meaning she's running up the walls and we're trying to stay patient, calm yet assertive. Not an easy job with a high energy Australian Shepherd who's got a lot of pent up energy! Fingers crossed we can take her for her last shots next week.
So, back to the pick-me-up. I wanted a body scrub that would bring forth the glowy healthy skin, while still nurturing it. And it needed something fresh and summery in it. Just using stuff I already had at home was a plus, since I didn't have the car. Hello, mandarine scrub!
I made this with 1 cup of epsom salt and 1/4 cup of olive oil,
I mixed in the juice from one mandarine and grated the peel into it as well. Done!
You probably won't need that much for one use, so use 1 part oil and 4 parts salt for the amount you want. I'm not sure this will hold up more than a couple of days in the fridge.
If you don't have epsom salt, don't worry, you can just as easily use sugar or another type of salt.
(I bought the epsom salt at Target Pharmacy for about 3 dollars, and it's huge!).