Thursday, March 12, 2009

lemon oil & lime body scrub

Tami and Gail asked about the lemon oil I mentioned using to polish my wood furniture...

...it's very easily mixed up using some olive oil and lemon juice, and after using it for some months I am noticing a nice glow to the wood. The recipe is one of many that Rhonda has on her website, and you can find it here.

And, on the subject of recipes I just tried a great one for a moisturizing body scrub. My daughter and I both loved it, and now I need to make a new batch.

Lime Body Scrub
1 cup sea salt
1/4 cup Epsom salts
1/3 cup light olive oil
8 drops lime essential oil
Combine all ingredients. Scrub moist skin and rinse.
{The lime smells good and refreshing, but you could substitute whatever essential oil you prefer.}
~Deb

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these recipes! I can't wait to try them both! I'm all for getting as green as I can afford to get!

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  2. Thank you for sharing, it is much appreciated.

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  3. OH that sounds gooood~ Cinnamon

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  4. I love these all natural recipes Deb. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thank you for sharing the location of the recipe for the lemon oil.

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  6. Hi there! This is my first time visiting you, what a cute blog! I was looking thru and that clothesline trellis with the morning glories is AWESOME!!! Did you start those from seeds? That looks like a fun spring project:)

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  7. They both sound wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing them.

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  8. Anonymous1:02 PM

    This may be a funny question....what do you store the body scrub in to keep the moisture out while showering?

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  9. Dear Anonymous,
    In answer to your question, I use the little bowl pictured. At showertime, I just place it on a little shelf in the shower where it does not get wet, and then I remove it from the shower when done.
    ~Deb

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  10. Ohhh great recipes. Thank you for sharing. Clarice

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  11. I can't wait to try the scrub. The ones you purchase in the store can be so expensive, and then they don't even have a very nice smell!!
    I'll also try the polish. Thanks for the receipes.

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  12. Sharon D.10:43 PM

    Thanks for sharing Deb. I love using salt scrubs and the lime sounds wonderful :)

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  13. How long will the scrub keep? Im asking b/c my mom would love something like that. Oh, and can the salts damage the shower or anything? I would love to try this!

    Thanks!

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  14. Jennifer9:42 AM

    I tried the lemon oil this weekend and it made my furniture look luminous! I will never use store-bought chemicals again...

    Thank you!

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  15. I just love your blog, the colors and everything....thanks. The lime body scrub sounds so good. I just bought yesterday some lime hand soap and had a sonic limeade, oh limes are so refreshing ..... I'm a candle maker, and made some lime tarts that are so yummy too. Thanks for the recipe for the body scrub, I'll try it soon.
    Linda @ http://kindlelightblessings.blogspot.com

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  16. Great recipes - I love to find new ways to use essential oils and healthy products. Thanks :)

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  17. Wow so many good ideas and wonderful products. I can't wait to make a batch or two. Thank you for sharing it really does make a difference.

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  18. I left something on my blog for you,go and get it!

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  19. Please check out the rules for the award I gave you, I forgot to post them, sorry!

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  20. I am so looking forward to making the lemon oil and lime body scrub. I love how easy & natural they are. Thanks.

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  21. Do you have a label maker that made that "Lemon Oil" label???

    I'm slightly in love with labels and the machines that make them...

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  22. Anna--I made the label with my P-Touch label maker, which hooks into my computer. ~Deb

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  23. I like that scrub for my hands-- especially lately when there's lots of outdoor chores and still cold weather.

    Jody

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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