Give yourself a homemade spa treatment with salt scrub. Read below for a few salt scrub recipes. These would ensure you a glowing and soft skin.

Salt Scrub Recipe

If you are looking for a soft glowing skin, then the answer to it lies in your kitchen. However, if you don't believe us and are willing to make a hole in your pocket, you can very well go to a spa. For others, a very common and necessary kitchen ingredient can be the best solution towards getting a supple skin. To get healthy and glowing skin, you need to keep the skin dirt and dead cells free. This is where exfoliation comes in. Exfoliating the skin keeps it dirt free and clear. Therefore, using a salt scrub for this purpose is very effective as salt, being a gentle abrasive acts as a very good exfoliating agent. There are many ways in which you can make salt scrubs and you can add many ingredients like essential oils and natural extracts to get the feel of a spa. When you use a salt scrub on your skin, it helps in removing all the dead cells, revealing the softer skin beneath and giving it a rosy glow. To help you make your own salt scrub, read below for a few recipes.
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Recipes For Salt Scrubs
Recipe 1
  • ½ cup Oil (any light textured massage oils)
  • 1 cup Sea Salt (fine textured salt)
  • 5 to 10 drops Essential Oil
  • In a small bowl, place the salt. Then slowly pour the light textured massage oil, while mixing together with the spoon. Do not make the mixture too oily. The consistency of the mixture should be such that the oil holds the salt.
  • Now add the essential oils and mix thoroughly.
  • The salt scrub is ready for use.
Recipe 2
  • 1 cup Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp Ginger (ground)
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 cup Almond Oil or Olive Oil
  • In a bowl, mix the salt with the almond or olive oil.
  • Next add the ground ginger and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • Use this scrub on the damp skin and then rinse off.
Recipe 3
  • 8 cups Coarse Salt
  • 2 cups Avocado or Jojoba Oil
  • 1 cup Apricot Oil
  • 1 cup Cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • Handful White Tea Leaves (dried and ground)
  • Honey (as required to smoothen the scrub)
  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients until there is even texture. Store it in a bottle and use when required.
  • After using this natural body scrub, apply natural cucumber extract for a soothing fragrance.
Recipe 4
  • 2 tsp Rock Salt
  • 1 tsp Orange Peel Powder
  • 1 tsp Almond Paste
  • 1 tsp Rose Oil
  • 3 drops Essential Oils
  • In a small bowl, first mix the orange peel powder with salt. Then add the almond paste and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the rose oil and the essential oil. Mix well.
  • Apply this on the face and neck and then rinse. Pat dry and apply a face cream.
Recipe 5
  • 18 oz Dead Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup Apricot Kernel Oil
  • ¼ cup Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/8 cup Vegetable Glycerin Liquid
  • 1 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 1 tbsp Pomegranate Fragrance
  • Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together. Store the mixture in a bottle.
  • Before using, shake the bottle to mix the ingredients.

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