Whether you need a homemade gift idea or you're looking for more natural skincare products, this exfoliating body scrub is the perfect thing to whip up. The recipe comes from Lily Diamond, of the popular L.A.-based food and lifestyle blog Kale & Caramel. While the scrub is completely edible, we don't recommend actually eating it.

Lily Diamond
Source: Kale & Caramel

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine salt, cranberries, coconut, coconut oil and cloves (or allspice) in a small bowl; mix thoroughly.

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Tips

To make ahead: Store at room temperature for up to 1 week or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Growing up, Lily Diamond worked alongside her mother, a developer of all-natural massage oils for spas across Maui, Hawaii. Her mother's love for plants struck a chord. "I understood how important it was for what I put on my body to be as pure as what I ate," she says. "Everything is completely edible," Lily says of the masks and scrubs she makes, though she doesn't recommend actually eating them. (Some of her scrubs are salt-based--exfoliating, but not exactly tasty.) For Lily, inspiration comes from volunteering at her community garden and frequenting local farmers' markets. "The fruit and plants that I see growing, what I see farmers bringing to market each week--all of those end up being my compass," she says.

Try this rejuvenating scrub for a thoughtful homemade hostess gift and read more about the benefits of the scrub (with some gorgeous Hawaii photos thrown in) on Lily's blog.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 9.3g 3% DV; dietary fiber 3.6g 14% DV; soluble fiberg; insoluble fiberg; sugars 3g; monosaccharides 2.9g; disaccharides 0.1g; other carbs 2.7g; fat 13.8g 21% DV; saturated fat 11.8g 59% DV; mono fat 0.8g; poly fat 0.3g; trans fatty acidg; cholesterolmg; water 70.1g; vitamin a iu 46.8IU 1% DV; vitamin a re 4.7RE; vitamin a carotenoid 4.7RE; vitamin a retinolRE; vitamin a carotene 26.8mcg; vitamin b1 thiaminmg; vitamin b2 riboflavinmg; vitamin b3 niacin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.1mg; vitamin b6mg 2% DV; vitamin b12mcg; biotinmcg; vitamin c 10.2mg 17% DV; vitamin d iuIU; vitamin d mcgmcg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0.9mg; vitamin e iu 1.4IU 5% DV; vitamin e mg 0.9mg; folate 1.2mcg; vitamin k 4.6mcg 6% DV; pantothenic acid 0.2mg 2% DV; boron 352mg; calcium 19.8mg 2% DV; chromium 0.2mcg; copper 15.9mg 794% DV; iodine 61.6mcg 41% DV; iron 334.6mg 1859% DV; magnesium 445.8mg 111% DV; manganese 23.3mg 1165% DV; molybdenum 18.5mcg 25% DV; phosphorus 10.2mg 1% DV; potassium 296.9mg 8% DV; selenium 0.2mcg; sodium 28162.7mg 1173% DV; zinc 765.7mg 5105% DV; omega 3 fatty acidg; omega 6 fatty acid 0.3g; alcoholg; caffeinemg; ash 0.2g; 40 butyricg; 60 caprioc 0.1g; 80 caprylic 1g; 100 capric 0.8g; 120 lauric 6.1g; 140 myristic 2.3g; 160 palmitic 1.1g; 180 stearic 0.4g; 161 palmitolg; 181 oleic 0.8g; 201 eicoseng; 221 erucicg; 182 linoleic 0.3g; 183 linolenicg; 184 stearidong; 204 arachidong; 205 epag; 225 dpag; 226 dhag; pyramid fruit; energy 154.9kcal; thiaminmg 2% DV; riboflavinmg 1% DV; alanineg; arginineg; cystineg; glycineg; histidineg; isoleucineg; leucineg; lysineg; methionineg; phenylalanineg; prolineg; serineg; threonineg; tryptophang; tyrosineg; valineg; pyramid fat; exchange fat; aspartic acidg; glutamic acidg; phytosterols 13mg.