Self-care always feels good. And you will love how smooth and soft this DIY salt scrub makes your skin feel.
I talk a a lot about self-care. Taking regular time out to care for yourself and your body is vital to healthy living. There are many things in life that are completely out of your control, but one thing you can control is how well you take care of yourself.
When is the last time you set time aside to pamper yourself?
Taking time to pamper yourself will go a long way in helping you manage and handle any stress that may arise in your daily life. And taking time to take care of your body on the outside can work wonders for your internal state of mind.
And it doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. Just a little something to make you feel good about yourself.
I absolutely love this recipe for DIY Salt Scrub. I make it with a good quality oil, sea salt, and essential oils. I use it to scrub my whole body in the shower, leaving my skin silky smooth. The sea salt gently exfoliates the skin, and the oil nourishes and moisturizes. You will love how your skin feels afterwards.
And there’s an added bonus: as you are making your skin beautiful and smooth, you are also helping to stimulate your lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system is an intricate system of vessels, spaces, and nodes in the body that removes waste from every cell in your body while regulating the immune system. Because your lymphatic system does not have a pump like your circulatory system does, it relies on your movement to function properly. That is why rebounding and dry brushing is recommended for good health.
When using this salt scrub, I like to use long, gentle strokes moving in the direction of the heart to help stimulate the lymphatic system.
What salt should I use?
I recommend using a fine sea salt. Regular table salt can be too abrasive and may cause tiny cuts on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, you can also use sugar, which is more gentle on the skin.
What oil should I use?
Olive oil is great for the skin. I always have plenty of it on hand. I also love to use fractionated coconut oil which is liquid at room temperature. Coconut oil is so nourishing and healing for the skin. I don’t recommend using industrial seed oils like canola, safflower, corn or soy. They are heavily processed and not healthy for your skin.
Which essential oils should I use?
You can definitely use this recipe without essential oils. your skin will still feel amazing. But I highly recommend adding this aromatic and therapeutic part to your salt scrub. I love Lavender for stress relief and relaxation. Grapefruit is wonderful for uplifting and may be helpful for cellulite. Peppermint is invigorating and can be helpful for minor daily aches and pains.
NOTE: Please use only good quality essential oils as anything and every thing that you put on your skin absorbs into your skin. You can read more HERE about my essential oil of choice.
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Have a healthy week!
- Combine sea salt, oil and essential oil in a clean, dry glass bowl until well combined. Transfer to an airtight glass jar.
- To use: Simply massage gently into the skin while in the shower, giving yourself a wonderfully invigorating body scrub. Wash off with warm water. Be careful as this salt scrub may make your shower slippery.