15 November, 2017
Lavender Salt Scrub
– Eucalyptus Mint, for sore muscles
– Orange Peel, for a pick-me-up
– Lavender Rose, for relaxation
Just change out which essential oils you use and which dried plants you toss in. Play around with it, and share some of your favorite combinations in the comments below!
2 tbsp Mineral oil (alternatively, baby oil)
1/2 cup Epsom salts (I used a lavender variety)
1 tbsp Dried lavender buds
~12 drops Lavender essential oil
1-2 drops Peppermint essential oil
In a bowl, mix together the mineral oil (or melted coconut oil, if you’d rather) and the salts, adjusting your salt to oil ratio until you have a consistency you like. Crush up the lavender buds with your hands and sprinkle them into the bowl, mixing again until everything is evenly distributed. Finally, add the oils one at a time until you find a ratio of the two that pleases your senses. Mix it all up one last time and transfer to an airtight container for storage.
It is not recommended that you use this scrub on your face, especially if you are using mineral oil. The salt is so coarse, it may do more damage than good if used as an exfoliator against the delicate skin of the face, and mineral oil will likely clog your pores and cause breakouts if you’ve got sensitive skin. I suggest limiting the use of this scrub to your body, hands, and feet. If you do get any on your face, just make sure to clean the area with soap and water. You probably won’t have any issues if the oil gets on your face, but for those with sensitive skin, just be aware.