This luxurious almond pulp salt scrub is an ideal body exfoliant during bathing – especially since it features leftover pulp from fresh almond milk.
Making homemade nut milk is an easy addition to your kitchen routine; although, it does require your patience as the nuts are soaked in salt water for several hours prior to being blended. This soaking process not only improves the digestibility of nuts, but also increases their bioavailable nutrients.
Homemade nut milk tastes delicious, and can be spiced or sweetened, based on your ingredient choices. Store-bought nut milk, on the other hand, typically contains refined sugars and additives that significantly alter the flavor profile of the nut milk. Purchased varieties may also contain emulsifiers which can cause digestive distress for those who are sensitive.
Additionally, by blending your own milk varieties, you can use leftover nut pulp in batters, as nut flour when dried, or transformed into homemade beauty products.
Almond Pulp Salt Scrub:
- 1 cup almond pulp (collected from homemade almond milk recipe)
- 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup pink Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
Begin by following the recipe for homemade almond milk.
Place the raw almonds, date, and salt in a medium bowl; then, add as much water as needed to completely cover the nuts.
Next, soak the nuts for a minimum of 8 hours and a maximum of 12 hours (overnight may be easiest). Post soaking, drain and rinse the nuts and date.
To make the almond milk, begin by blending the soaked nuts and date with 4 cups of fresh filtered water until smooth, white liquid forms. Depending on the power of your blender, this can take as little as one minute. A Vitamix, for example, can be set to the 1-minute smoothie setting, producing an ideal consistency.
After the nut milk has been blended, pour the white liquid through a nut milk bag for straining, to collect the nut milk in a bowl below, and separate the remaining pulp.
To make the almond pulp salt scrub, in a medium bowl mix together the almond pulp, coconut oil, and salt until fully incorporated. Place the scrub in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator until it is ready to be enjoyed.
- Your skin is your largest organ, and the products you use affect your microbiome. Just as we feed our bodies, so too must be nourish our skin. As with any product you introduce into your home, consider its exposure impact on yourself and the environment. When using store-bought products, try to avoid synthetic fragrances and harsh detergents. I recommend you refer to the Environmental Working Group’s Skin-Deep database, which scores products by hazard assessment rankings.
- If buying nut milk, look for brands like Three Trees, which use only organic whole foods without additives. Some natural food stores also sell nut pulp flour for baking.
Disclaimer: Material presented on this website should not be considered medical advice. Always speak to your doctor or qualified health provider to determine what’s right for your health plan.