Most of my readers know of my passion for wild herbs as food, but they are so much more! Some are great for the skin .Birch for example. Birch is cleansing, softening and it smells great. What could be better than to prepare your skin for summer with a fragrant Birch scrub.
I used to have a natural cosmetics brand, Lisen Organics, and I made this scrub as a “limited edition” thing every year. They always sold out before I even got them out on the market.
Just for nostalgia – this was the label (by talented graphic designer Hanna Werning):
The jars cost several hundred kronor, if you make them yourself, they cost no more than a buck.
All you need is a few handfuls of fresh Birch leaves, fine sea salt and a good vegetable oil such as sesame, almond, sunflower or what else you might prefer.
2 parts salt
1 part vegetable oil
a handful birch leaves
Blend all ingredients until you have a smooth paste. If too dry, add more oil.
Here’s how it looked in my first book, Lisens herbal spa:
Use: after a shower or a bath, massage your skin with the scrub, rinse off. No need for moisturizer afterwards, the skin will have absorbed the oil and feel smooth, soft and nourished.
Stay smooth, Lisen