geeky confession- nothing makes me happier than a good exfoliating shower session! I love getting out of the shower feeling squeaky clean and ready to take on the day..

I've been meaning to make some more grown up soaps (you might remember my novelty ones) so I decided to make some body scrub bars.





they're crazy easy to make, not to mention fun. I opted for a lemon and pepper combo- I chose lemon for it's zesty freshness and peppercorns to exfoliate. I've also thrown in some coconut oil to nourish and soften the skin...




to make 8-10 bars you'll need:

black peppercorns
2 lemons




to start I grated the zest from 2 lemons. I left my peppercorns whole as I like my body scrubs to be quite vigorous (but smaller crushed pieces are good if you want a more gentle scrub.)

cut slices from your melt and pour soap base to melt in the microwave (I cut what I estimate to be enough for 2 bars of soap each time) and heat for 20-30 seconds.

keep heating until the white soap base has melted, be careful not to overheat it. I melt mine in an old takeaway container which can be thrown out so no washing up later on! once the base is liquid you can add in your peppercorns, coconut oil and lemon zest.

I didn't really measure how much I added to mine- I started small and added until I was happy with how the mixture looked. I think I added roughly 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to every 2 bars.

then pour into your silicone mould and leave to set.




once solid pop them out of the moulds and you're ready to scrub.

I only intended to make 3 bars but I got carried away and ended up with 10 (on the upside I now have a stash of scrub bars to share with my friends and family!)

I'll give one to james too, obvs don't want him pinching mine...

would you try making these?

back soon!

caroline x






38 comments

  1. These sound great, and with a delicious smell! Will have to try something like this! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

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    1. thanks so much for stopping by chloe- hope you try them : xx

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    1. yay- that's so good to hear! thanks you :) xx

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  3. Ah these are the perfect DIY presents! Obviously have to keep some for yourself too!
    Sophie
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  4. These look amazing, and don't look too difficult to make either! Thanks for the incredible inspiration!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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    1. super easy I promise! so happy you like them :) xx

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  5. This looks awesome, need to try this! x

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    1. thanks lesley- oh I hope you do :) xx

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  6. Wow, seems easy too! Love your diy posts!

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. wooooo that's made my day- thanks zara! :) xx

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  7. These sound amazing. They're the sort of thing I would spend a lot of money on at Lush!
    Love Hayley,
    Water Painted Dreams

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    1. yes- I used to buy the buffy scrub bars!! :) xx

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  8. These look great! They would make such nice presents too :)

    Hannah x
    Paloma in Disguise

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    1. thanks hannah- I'd love handmade gifts :) xx

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  9. These look like amazing gifts!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

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    1. yay- glad you thought that- thanks v : xx

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  10. These look incredible, what a great idea for a gift!

    Maria xxx

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    1. oh maria- you star! thanks lady : xx

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  11. these must smell amazing! they looks lovely too x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

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    1. they are quite subtle as I didn't add much lemon on my first go- but you can add more lemon zest or even soap perfume to make it stronger : xx

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  12. Would love to try these! X
    graciousghost.blogspot.com

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  13. Would love to try these! X
    graciousghost.blogspot.com

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  14. So cute, absolutely ADORE your blog, quick question: how do you store your nail polishes? I have a bit of an issue with this due to completely destroying my arrangement when i'm trying to find something, and knowing your organisational skills I knew I could try asking you! Thanks! xx

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    1. oh thank you so much! I store mine upside down so I can see the colours and I know which one to grab! I put most of mine in clear plastic containers from ikea- but there are some great acrylic nail polish displays on eBay so maybe worth a quick eBay search too :) good luck- if you find a good solution let me know as I have too many back at home and also need some ideas haha :) xx

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    2. here is an example- http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/nail-polish-acrylic-display hope this helps xx

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    3. Ahhh thank you so much! xx

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  15. These look amazing! I want to make these myself now, I love lemon scents so they're perfect.

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  16. These are adorable! I tried making soap once from a kit, and it didn't turn out so well, haha. I think I burned myself a good twenty times that day! I might have to try it out again though because yours are so cute :)

    Emily | ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow, these look so easy and cool! I'll have to try them. Thanks for sharing. I was wondering, since I have a Blogger blog, did you buy a template or did you make yours? I'm trying to find a good one.

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  18. I definitely will make these. My daughter and I have a craft Nite and are always looking for simple crafts to make.

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  19. I definitely will make these. My daughter and I have a craft Nite and are always looking for simple crafts to make.

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