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Need a lovely new Sea Salt Body Scrub to add to your exfoliating routine? Or perhaps you need a unique gift for a friend. You will love this simple recipe!
Sea Salt Body Scrub
Sea salt body scrubs are a wonderful thing. They can help exfoliate, clean, and moisturize your body. There are endless ways to create sea salt body scrubs at home and you probably already have the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch!
A simple sea salt body scrub is made up of 2 basic ingredients: salt and a good moisturizer. If you want additional benefits, you can also add in essential oils for a wonderful aroma.
Selecting Salt for Your Scrub
You want to select a fine sea salt. Sea salt has a nice size and density for a body scrub and has gentle exfoliating properties. I don’t recommend regular table salt as it is too abrasive and may cause tiny cuts on your skin. You should be able to find fine sea salt in most grocery stores. If you have sensitive skin, you can also use sugar, which is more gentle on the skin.
Moisturizer Options for Body Scrubs
Most people already have olive oil on hand and it is a great staple for this and other DIY beauty recipes. You may also consider using coconut oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, or almond oil. Any good-quality light oil should suffice.
Essential Oils for Body Scrubs
You can elevate your sea salt body scrub depending on which essential oils you add.
Lavender essential oil is a great option for its calming, stress-reducing properties.
Grapefruit essential oil is bright and uplifting and may help with cellulite reduction.
Peppermint essential oil can help with pain and inflammation of the skin.
Frankincense essential oil is helpful with anti-aging.
How to Make A Salt Body Scrub
Mix together ingredients in a small bowl. Massage gently into skin, then rinse off with warm water.
Extra Additions to the Sea Salt Body Scrub
If you want to take your body scrub to the next level, try these extra additions:
- Add 1 tbsp of honey for additional moisturizing benefits
- Add 1 tbsp dried lavender, rose petals, or other herbs (Where to Buy)
- Add 1 tsp of Vitamin E oil to repair skin and help with fine lines and wrinkles
- Add 1/2 tsp of lemon or orange peel zest for an invigorating scrub
- Add 1/8 cup of dried orange peel for extra scrubbing power
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This blog post for Sea Salt Body Scrub was originally posted on Little House Living in February 2014. It has been updated as of August 2023.