Seaweed and Sand Body Scrub

Courtesy James Wong
Show: Grow Your Own Drugs Episode: Wild Plants
TOTAL TIME: 12 hr 50 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: 12 hr
Cook: 40 min
YIELD:
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 ounce/25 g dried carrageen
  • 1 ounce/25 g dried kelp
  • 10 tablespoons fine, dry beach sand (not builder's sand!)
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Directions

Soak the carrageen and kelp overnight in 6 1/3 cups water.

The next day, roughly cut the kelp with scissors into small pieces. Place the kelp, carrageen and the water into a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 30 minutes, and then transfer to a blender and whizz. Return the pulp to the pot and heat for 10 minutes more. Stir in the sand, salt and essential oil. Bottle in a glass jar.

Gently rub a handful of the scrub over the skin in the shower, using circular movements and paying particular attention to rough skin on the knees, feet and elbows. Rinse off well.

Do not use on the face. This is quite an abrasive exfoliator, so use no more than once a week.

The scrub will keep for 6 months in the refrigerator.

Notes

The content of this program is for entertainment purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a professional healthcare provider before trying any form of therapy or if you have any questions or concerns about a medical condition. The use of natural products can be toxic if misused, and even when suitably used, certain individuals could have adverse reactions.

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