Right now, there's not enough food in my house to make anything but mac 'n' cheese, but there is enough to make a DIY salt scrub (so maybe I can spend my pedicure money on groceries). Salt scrub tends to exfoliate more than sugar, so it's better for rough areas like feet, and mint is refreshing and soothing. The rose gives it a great scent and pretty color.
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Here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup of coarse salt (i.e. sea salt, kosher salt, margarita salt)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon rose flower water (I picked up this one at a Middle Eastern store)
3 stems fresh mint
Step 1: Combine salt and rosewater, but don't mix.
Step 2: Shred or cut the mint leaves into small pieces, add to mixture, and use a blunt object (I used the back of a screwdriver) to muddle (basically, bash and twist the mint into the mixture so the scent and oils are released).
Step 3: Take 3/4 of the petals off the rose and do the same.
Step 4: Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and mix. Feel free to add more, but be careful — it gets too greasy very fast!
Step 5: Use the rest of the rose as a garnish, either keeping the bud whole or adding bigger chunks of petals.
Store in a mason jar, an empty tub of another product, or good ol' tupperware.
Check out my handiwork below: