How To Make A Salt Scrub
Learn how to make your own homemade salt scrub from oil and salt; two products you are very likely to have in your own home. This is not only cost effective but safe and natural, providing exfoliation and moisturisation yet avoiding the addition of preservatives and chemicals which are often added during the production process of many commercial cosmetics and toiletries.
I’m going to show you how to make a salt scrub. I’ve chosen Dead Sea salt as it is rich in minerals and even though the scrub won’t be on your skin for too long, I think your skin can benefit from a few minerals. This sea salt has very large grains, so to fill in the gaps in-between I’m going to use normal table salt which combined will give extremely good exfoliation all over. On their own the salts would be too dry so we’re going to put a little oil with them to make them moisturising as well as exfoliating. I’ve chosen avocado oil but any oil will do. I’m also going to include glycerine. Glycerine helps the mixture glide across your skin nicely and it also helps to trap moisture from the air and lock it onto the skin, so after the scrub has been washed away it should keep you nice and moisturised thanks to the avocado and the glycerine. This mixture is very easy to put together, you can weigh your ingredients but it can also be done easily by eye. Firstly I shall add 5 large spoons of the Dead Sea salt and then just 1 large spoon of the fine table salt. As the Dead Sea salt is a natural product there can occasionally be inconsistencies in its colour but there should be nothing like that in the table salt. Mix the two and then add the oil. Add the same amount of oil as you did salt, so that would be 6 spoonfuls if you’ve followed the measurements I’ve done in my video. Then add one spoonful of glycerine and our essential oil. Adding a whole spoonful of our essential oil would be too much, so we’ll add roughly half a spoonful. The mandarin is quite a bright colour and it will have an impact on the final colour of our scrub. Stir it around one final time. This scrub has no spare oil and doesn’t look greasy but all the salts are sticking together nicely so it would be an easy scrub to apply. All I need to do now is put it in my pot. The pot needs to be wide enough for you to get your hands in because you will be scooping it out with your hands in order to rub it onto your body. When you are ready to use the scrub, just take a small handful and gently rub it into damp skin.