While I was in college, I started moving towards making a lot of things homemade. Its cheaper, its usually healthier, and I love the process of creating something useful. Like crafting with a result that is useful to everyday life. At this point I make most of the things I use on my body at home including hand/body scrubs, facial scrubs, facial masks, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and cleaning stuff like laundry detergent, floor cleaner, and kitchen/bathroom cleaners. After typing that I realize that seems both insane and bordering on extreme hippie levels. I swear its neither, (I can see you rolling your eyes Dad!) If you subtract everything you spend on these products at the store, you'll probably shock yourself. Archaeology is a shoestring budget in these younger years. Also, I love making all of them. The scrub I made today is my absolute favorite. It is a citrus and cinnamon scrub. It uses citrus rinds/oils, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and extra virgin olive oil. You can wiki all of these things, or trust me when I say they are allllll good for your skin in different ways.
Matt and I save all our citrus fruit peels and freeze them because they're used in so many things like scrubs, cleaners, and hair conditioner. So the yogurt container is full of frozen clementine peels. You could use and type you want, but my all time fav is orange and lemon. I use regular salt, but you can get fancy and get gourmet. I also use the cheapest EVOO, it doesn't matter at all.
You want to pick out the container for your scrub ahead of time, so you can eyeball how much to make. I like the small, flatter ball jars, like the one hiding in the back right of the photo above.
First, you are going to zest your rinds. Frozen makes it easier to zest when you have just peels left because they're stiffer. You are going to want the end result to be something like 1/3 of your container (why I say small. It also lasts longer than you think it will). The below photo is probably about 1/3 a cup. I don't use exact measurements, really because no one is going to eat this...I hope. Zest away!!! When done, take a small break to drink a lovely beverage and regain feeling in your phalanges. If you have an elephant tea pot, you win this section.