Make this homemade DIY Body Salt Scrub with just 3 ingredients for glowing skin. Use it the next time you’re in the shower to help gently exfoliate, nourish and moisturize skin. You can even leave a jar near the bathroom sink to exfoliate hands when they feel dry.
Why spend hundreds of dollars on fancy lotions and beauty products when there’s a way to save your money? You can easily make your own that works just as well – if not better than store-bought versions – for a fraction of the price. And best of all, you can customize the ingredients to suit your needs.
This DIY Body Salt Scrub smells so good that you’ll find yourself looking forward to scrubbing down with it every day or perhaps even just opening the jar and enjoying a cheerful sniff.
Why This DIY Body Scrub Works
Sea salt is a natural exfoliator with small particles that makes it a gentle exfoliator that’s effective in getting rid of dead skin cells and promoting new cell turnover – giving skin a healthy glow.
Coconut oil helps the sea salt glide over the skin for exfoliation, and helps to moisturize skin and leave it glowing.
Essential oils provide a natural scent to this homemade body salt scrub and helps to nourish the skin. You can use different essential oils, such as Lavender for dry skin, Lemon to brighten skin, Frankincense to soothe skin.
How to Make This DIY Body Salt Scrub
Begin by mixing 1 cup of sea salt and 1/2 cup coconut oil in a glass mixing bowl. Add 10 drops essential oils (like lemon essential oil or lavender essential oil) and stir gently. Spoon the mixture into 2 small jars (one for the shower and one for the sink).
Just remember that lemon essential oil can make your skin photosensitive. So it’s best to avoid sun exposure for 24 hours after using this DIY body salt scrub. Or skip it and just use lavender essential oil.
How to Use This DIY Body Salt Scrub
Just use a spoonful of this DIY body salt scrub on the body or hands to gently exfoliate remove dead skin cells. Rinse off with warm water and towel dry. Skin will feel silky smooth and moisturized.
Avoid using this salt scrub on the face. Instead use this DIY Facial Scrub that’s more gentle for the face.
Make DIY Gifts for Family and Friends
Make a big batch of this DIY body scrub to give as gifts for the holidays, birthdays, new neighbors and even teacher gifts. Get of 12 pint-sized Mason jars with a wide mouth and fill each one with this DIY Body Salt Scrub and then tie a cute ribbon to the jar. Voila! 12 DIY gifts made in less than 30 minutes.
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Make this homemade DIY Body Salt Scrub with just 3 ingredients for glowing skin. Use it the next time you're in the shower to help gently exfoliate, nourish and moisturize skin. You can even leave a jar near the bathroom sink to exfoliate hands when they feel dry.
Once mixed add the essential oils and stir gently.
Spoon the mixture into 2 small jars (one for the shower and one for the sink).
To use, scoop out a spoonful of the body salt scrub and gently rub on damp skin to exfoliate. Rinse with warm water and towel dry.
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