Body Scrub Recipe
This is another simple one that can be easily converted to suit your needs and the needs of your kitchen. I love sugar because I like how it make my skin feel, but I also really love salt! Salt will be slightly more abrasive and is great for tougher skin (like elbows and feet). Himalayan pink salt is a favorite of mine. Not only does this exfoliant have a beautiful pink color, but it also has a lot of mineral content that can be absorbed into your skin. Keep in mind that salt will also be slightly more drying in comparison to sugar.
1 cup *your choice of salt or sugar
Himalayan pink salt, cane sugar, sea salt, black Hawaiian salt
½ cup * your choice of oil
Some options: Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, Sunflower, Fractionated Coconut Oil (fractionated is better in this case, because regular coconut oil might get clumpy), Grapeseed, Avocado
1 tbsp *Castile soap (optional) - can be nice to make the scrub feel a bit more sudsy
~ 20 drops *essential oils (optional)
Some combos I like:
rose + vanilla - relaxing
lavender + peppermint - rejuvenating
lemongrass + lavender - energizing
* i also sometimes like to add some dried rose petals or lavender flowers, but keep in mind these will end up in the bottom of your shower :(
- Mix sufficiently in a bowl
- Transfer to container (glass if using essential oils, plastic is OK if not)
- Can be stored up to one year.