Sea Salt Scrub Recipe
In the summer, as our skin is exposed to the skin, we accumulate a lot of dead skin. This dead skin can cause us to itch, and even cause our skin to flake and peel at random. Keeping that dead skin off our body will help our skin to stay soft, and help us keep that skin healthier as well.
A great way to combat dead skin is by using a Sea Salt Scrub, just like the one in the Sea Salt Scrub Recipe below. You can purchase a scrub at any place that sells beauty products, but if you know me, you know I love to make my own products when I can. This sea salt scrub recipe is absolutely so simple, and so much cheaper when you make it yourself! Plus, when you make it yourself, you control the texture, and the scent as well. This sea salt scrub recipe is super simple and very affordable, and you only need three ingredients!
Sea Salt Scrub Recipe
What You Need:
- 1 cup sea salt, coarsely ground
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- Rind and juice from ½ medium sized grapefruit
Put the sea salt and the coconut oil in a medium sized bowl. Mix them until they’ve combined well. Zest the rind of the grapefruit into the mixture, and stir it well. The last step is to squeeze the juice from the grapefruit into the mixture. Once this is done mix until the liquid is dispersed well into the salt and coconut oil. If you don’t want to use grapefruit, you can also use lime or lemon, but use a whole large lime, or a whole large lemon instead of a half of grapefruit.
You can also use essential oils to scent the mixture instead of a fruit, if you want to go that route. Keep in mind, though, that citrus essential oils are actually harmful to the skin if used anywhere between 24-72 hours before prolonged direct sun exposure. If you plan to be in the sun a lot in the foreseeable future, just stick to the fruit juice instead.
Store the sea salt scrub in a cool dry place, in a container with a lid. If you used the fruit option, you can store it for up to six weeks for use. If you used the essential oils, it’s got a shelf life of over a year or more.
To use the sea salt scrub, you will simply rub it vigorously over your hands, feet, elbows, knees, or any other dry area. Be sure to avoid sensitive spots, as the sea salt can be kind of rough. If you plan to use it on multiple areas, it may be best to just use it in the shower, before you wash with a body wash. If you want to only use it for your hands, then keep it by the sink and use it before you wash your hands.
Your skin will be noticeably softer after using the sea salt scrub, and also noticeably more moisturized. If you like to tan in the summer, using a sea salt scrub will also help you tan faster as well, since you’re removing any dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin.
Have you ever used a sea salt scrub? If you haven’t, here’s your chance! Make it for yourself, or give it as a gift! You will love it, and will feel like you’re being pampered at a spa when you use it, but from the comfort of your own home!
You might enjoy this Sea Salt Body Scrub as well. Or if you are looking for a wonderfully sweet scrub, this Cinnamon Vanilla Homemade Body Scrub might be perfect! If none of these work for you, you may be able to find something on this post with Simple Body Scrub Recipes.
Have you ever made a homemade body scrub?