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Friday, October 21, 2011

Homemade Salt Scrub ~ For All Skin-Types

One of the quickest ways to look & feel a little younger, a little prettier, a healthier is to get rid of those dead surface skin cells & flaky skin. In the summer, we like to have smooth skin b/c ~ well, let's face it ~ we show just a little more of it; in the winter we like to have smoother skin so that we don't suffer so much from "winter itch." And whether on your face or on your body ~ exfoliating is one of the easiest things you can do for yourself & see & feel the difference immediately.

I make this scrub with grapeseed oil because even oily skins can use this w/o clogging our pores, causing break-outs & getting that icky feeling that anything oily gives to those of us w/oily skin. Plus, depending what you use it in, it soaks in quickly w/o residue OR, like w/this scrub, it washes off easily.

This recipe is for your BODY ONLY. It's very simple & exquisitely effective. You will love this!

You will need:

~2 c. finely grained sea salt (not the chunky kind)
~4 c. grapeseed oil (there are brands made especially for the body, but you can use your kitchen grapeseed oil just as well)

~25-30 drops of your favorite essential oil ~ EX: lavender (relaxing), sweet orange (clean, rejuvenating), grapefruit (clean, rejuvenating), peppermint (stimulating, opens sinuses ~ use only a SMALL amount), eucalyptus (stimulating, opens sinuses) . . . etc.


1) Use a wide-mouthed jar w/a good lid so that you can get to the product easily & any left over can stay fresh.
2) Put the entire 2 c. of sea salt in jar, cover w/the grapeseed oil, add essential oil; stir gently to mix.
3) In the shower, wet your entire body, turn shower off.
4) Scoop out a good amount & gently massage the scrub all over your skin in a circular motion. AVOID any cuts, scrapes of back or chest acne.
5) After you are good & scrubbed, rinse off off w/warm water; towel dry.
6) Apply your favorite body lotion to keep your new, fresh skin nice & soft.


Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. Hello! I love the salt scrub. What fun idea! I may have to try this out. I'm feeling quite crafty/creative this year.

    So glad you stopped by and said Hi in bloggy land :-)


  2. I have been thinking about salt scrub for my dry skin. You must have read my mind, as this post is very timely...I shall be making this very soon...
    Thank You My Friend!

  3. I like this. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Love this, and i love anything based on grape seed oil, I use it all the time for my massage clients because it's a great carrier for essential oils.
    Thanks for this recipe :)
    P.S. I love the background of your blog!


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