DIY: CITRUS BATH SALTS AND CHOCOLATE ORANGE BODY SCRUB

Having spent most of Friday on Pinterest looking for inspiration for the blog, and different things to cover, I came across some recipes for bath time goodies such as bath salts and body scrub. I decided with a whole Sunday of nothing to do but clean, I’d give these a bash.

They were both actually super easy to make, but totally worth it. All I’m going to say is you’ll probably want to eat them once you take in this amazing smells – I’d advise not to obviously. 

First up we have Citrus Bath Salts and all you need for this is:

  • A glass container (I bought these from Ikea) 
  • Epsom salts (which you can get from most pharmacies)
  • The juice of one lemon
  • The juice from half a lime
  • Peel from an orange and leftover lemon

It’s as simple as combining the whole lot together and viola. Citrus bath salts ready for a Sunday night pampering.

Next on my list of pampering treats to make was this gorgeous-smelling orange and chocolate body scrub. Again, really easy to make, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/3 almond oil
  • 1/3 cocoa powder
  • 10 drops of orange extract

Mix up the sugars, cocoa powder and oil before adding the orange extract. It smells soooo good. Use this before you get in the shower for maximum effect to get rid of all your dry skin. I seem to have patches all over my body from the constant self-tanning I’ve done over summer so this is going to be the perfect antidote. 

 Let me know if you give these a try, or even if you experiment with other recipes. I’m going to try lemon and green tea bath salts, and perhaps chocolate mint body scrub next, using peppermint extract instead of orange.

About the author
Victoria is the editor and founder of award-winning interior design blog Apartment Number 4. When she's not scouring Pinterest for the latest in home decor inspiration, she's out shopping trying to recreate the looks herself.

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