Salt Scrub Recipe for Smooth Summer Skin
By soapdeli on May 29, 2011
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Salt is a great for exfoliating skin. Plus is has the added benefit of removing toxins from your skin. A salt scrub made from a combo of sea salt, your favorite oils and scents is perfect for getting your skin in shape for tanning season this summer or to just show off those legs! Use your handmade salt scrub all over your body for soft smooth skin paying special attention to feet and hands!
Everything Fabulous has a simple diy salt scrub recipe that's perfect as a springing board for creating your own custom concoction using your choice of ingredients. My favorite oil to use is rice bran oil as it's gentle, not overly greasy and the properties of the oil make it perfect for mature or aging skin.
When using essential oils to scent your recipe I recommend not using more than 2% of your total recipe to scent and be sure to research any essential oils you plan on using first so that you are aware of any sensitivities it may cause. Citrus essential oils can make you more sensitive to the sun while others shouldn't be used during pregnancy. If you have arthritis, try a blend of rosemary and peppermint oils for increased circulation - an added benefit from just one simple product! Should you choose to use fragrance oils, you can use up to 5% fragrance. You can check out Everything Fabulous for the tutorial on making salt scrubs here.
For more information on crafting your own bath salts rather than a scrub, refer to the article Enjoy Making Bath Salts for definitions of the different types of salts available for making your own bath products along with a recipe for making bath salts in bulk.
Or, if you prefer sugar over salt, then check out an array of sugar scrub recipes within this blog article, DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes for enjoying or gifting. It includes reasons why sugar is good for skin along with a collection of handmade sugar scrub recipes you can make for yourself or to give as gifts. The article also includes free printable labels for packaging your creations.
What's your favorite product to exfoliate with? Salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, or something else?