After we did all the preparation work we were both covered in dust and grot and paint flakes and mud and other things we didn't want to examine toooo closely making heavy duty showers the order of the day for the pair of us.
The husband bought and used the gritty grot remover soap - Solvol - But I recalled seeing on someones blog somewhere about a homemade body scrub that was yummy enough (for her sister in law) to eat and thought that would be much nicer!
So while the Husband was in the shower - here's what I did...
Had a quick look in the Blogoshpere for the recipe I thought I remembered seeing on the Lightly Crunchy blog and found it here (its worth a read for the funny email and the sister in law even if you don't make the scrub!) and then found another yummy one here on little eco footprint.
Getting the idea of the basics required, I went to the kitchen to concoct my own version of these scrubs.
Super basic really - Grate the rind off (one of the neighbours juicy ripe) lemons (or lime if you have one) and put into a small bowl. Then squeeze the juice out and add a splosh of oil (olive in my case but coconut was in the recipe) and soak up the liquid by adding salt (or sugar).
Mix with a spoon, take to the shower and use pretty much straight away!
Green-ness: 5/5 for being totally natural and homemade!
Frugal-ness: 5/5 for being made from ingredients that are cheap and I had anyway.
Time cost: Almost a whole minute I reckon!
Skill level: Grate, mix, stir, scrub!
Fun-ness: Good scrubby fun!