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.

Source: Kale & Caramel

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active:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Servings:
1
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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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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; carbohydrates 9.3g; dietary fiber 3.6g; soluble fiber 0g; insoluble fiber 0g; sugars 3g; monosaccharides 2.9g; disaccharides 0.1g; other carbs 2.7g; fat 13.8g; saturated fat 11.8g; mono fat 0.8g; poly fat 0.3g; trans fatty acid 0g; cholesterol 0mg; water 70.1g; vitamin a iu 46.8IU; vitamin a re 4.7RE; vitamin a carotenoid 4.7RE; vitamin a retinol 0RE; vitamin a carotene 26.8mcg; vitamin b1 thiamin 0mg; vitamin b2 riboflavin 0mg; vitamin b3 niacin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; vitamin b12 0mcg; biotin 0mcg; vitamin c 10.2mg; vitamin d iu 0IU; vitamin d mcg 0mcg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0.9mg; vitamin e iu 1.4IU; vitamin e mg 0.9mg; folate 1.2mcg; vitamin k 4.6mcg; pantothenic acid 0.2mg; boron 352mg; calcium 19.8mg; chromium 0.2mcg; copper 15.9mg; iodine 61.6mcg; iron 334.6mg; magnesium 445.8mg; manganese 23.3mg; molybdenum 18.5mcg; phosphorus 10.2mg; potassium 296.9mg; selenium 0.2mcg; sodium 28162.7mg; zinc 765.7mg; omega 3 fatty acid 0g; omega 6 fatty acid 0.3g; alcohol 0g; caffeine 0mg; ash 0.2g; 40 butyric 0g; 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 palmitol 0g; 181 oleic 0.8g; 201 eicosen 0g; 221 erucic 0g; 182 linoleic 0.3g; 183 linolenic 0g; 184 stearidon 0g; 204 arachidon 0g; 205 epa 0g; 225 dpa 0g; 226 dha 0g; pyramid fruit 0; energy 154.9kcal; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; alanine 0g; arginine 0g; cystine 0g; glycine 0g; histidine 0g; isoleucine 0g; leucine 0g; lysine 0g; methionine 0g; phenylalanine 0g; proline 0g; serine 0g; threonine 0g; tryptophan 0g; tyrosine 0g; valine 0g; pyramid fat 0; exchange fat 0; aspartic acid 0g; glutamic acid 0g; phytosterols 13mg.
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