Smooth and stimulate your skin with this easy-to-make body salt scrub recipe. Salt and Sweet Almond oil gently exfoliate, while Peppermint and Sweet Orange essential oils leave your skin tingling and refreshed.
Plus the fresh, energizing scent of this homemade body scrub recipe will wake up your mind, boost your energy and lift your mood - a winner!
This is an excellent acne body scrub - it cleanses and balances normal and oily, acne-prone skin, helping to reduce over-active oil production.
(It's not the best choice for dry skin, however - try the oatmeal body scrub or the brown sugar body scrub if you have dry skin, or the yogurt & honey body scrub if you have sensitive or problem skin.)
Added Bonus: Scrubbing away dead skin cells helps remove toxins and junk from your system, which in turn helps keep you healthy. (Salt is also a natural detoxifier. Click here to learn more about types of salt and their healing properties - it's surprisingly interesting!)
1/2 cup (110g) Sea Salt
2 tablespoons (30ml) Grapeseed or other carrier oil of your choice
1 to 2 teaspoons Aloe Vera gel, depending on how moist you like your scrub
8 drops Orange essential oil
5 drops Peppermint essential oil
2 drops Rosemary essential oil
Using a metal spoon, stir together salt and oil in a glass or ceramic bowl (or even the jar you intend to keep it in - remember to use dark glass or PET plastic.)
Drop in the essential oils, placing each drop in its own little spot on top of the body salt scrub mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
To use, take a quick, warm shower to wet your skin. Standing in the bathtub, massage the body salt scrub into your skin using gentle circular motions until your skin is rosy from the increased circulation.
Rinse off under the shower, towel dry and moisturize.
Cautions for using your body salt scrub: Sweet Orange essential oil can cause photo-sensitivity and sunburn. Do not use before sun exposure.
Do not use body scrub salt recipes on broken or irritated skin, and avoid your face and genitals.
Check out these other simple homemade body scrub recipes, including a sweet brown sugar body scrub. If you have acne or oily skin, you might want to take a look at the homemade acne remedies - they're easy, effective and they smell great!