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 helps cleanse and balance normal and oily, acne-prone skin by reducing 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.
There's so much more to essential oils than meets the eye. Their
molecules are so tiny that they absorb deep into your body in a matter
If the essential oil you buy is filled with additives (to "stretch"
the scent) and fragrance boosters, those potentially harmful ingredients
are also absorbed straight into your body. Not ideal!
For instance, my mom and I get instant headaches with most kinds of
lavender oil. That's because of the extra "lavender" scent that's added
to make it smell stronger. But when it's pure lavender - nothing else -
I've used many brands over the last 12 years or so and what I know
for sure is, you get what you pay for. So I recommend buying the highest
quality essential oils you can afford.
Here's how I break it out...
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!