How would you like to create your own homemade sea salt scrubs? It's easier than you might imagine, not to mention more affordable. However, the benefits don't end there. Salt scrubs are so good for your skin, especially when the chill temperatures and wild winds of winter dry out your face, arms, and legs. This past Christmas, I had some guy in a kiosk try to sell me a salt scrub for $120 – yeah. Rather than spending anywhere near that much, check out these fabulous recipes for homemade sea salt scrubs!
1. Basic Salt Scrub
While there are lots of homemade sea salt scrubs, sometimes a basic recipe does you best. This one is endlessly adaptable, so you can basically use anything you want. Just remember to choose high quality ingredients, because you're taking care of your skin, after all. You want to make sure you're being good to it.
1/2 cup oil. Use sweet almond, grapeseed or another light-textured massage oil. Don't use simple cooking oil from your pantry.
1 cup fine sea salt. Baleine is a good choice. Don't use simple iodized table salt -- it's too harsh. If you have sensitive skin you can substitute sugar, which is gentler.
5-15 drops high quality essential oils. The essential oil you choose for your salt scrub depends on the result you want. Lavender is relaxing, lemongrass is refreshing and rosemary is stimulating. You can experiment and do your own blend.
Put the salt (or sugar) in a small bowl.
Add the oil, mixing well with a spoon or wooden stick. The texture should be moist enough to hold together, but not overly oily. You can adjust the amount of oil to achieve that texture.
Gently tap in the drops of essential oil and combine well. If you get more interested in aromatherapy you can customize your recipe using different essential oils.