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Homemade Salt Scrubs for Skin

Kashmira Lad
Beauty treatments made easy - that is every woman's dream. This article gives you simple methods on how to prepare salt scrubs at home, for a younger and glowing skin.
Salt scrubs are very popular as they exfoliate the skin giving you softer and naturally healthy skin. You do not always need to rush to a beauty parlor for a beautiful skin. Simple home remedies can help you save money as well as give you a beautiful skin. Salt scrubs help remove dead skin, renewing the skin making it look youthful and radiant.
Salt scrubs remove the toxins blocking your skin, facilitate blood circulation and they also act as skin polishers. Readymade salt scrubs are available, or you could just make them at home. Homemade salt scrubs are free of chemicals, and you can choose the ingredients and their proportions, according to your specific needs.

Homemade Salt Scrubs

Salt Scrubs Using Sea Salt

Sea salt scrub is the perfect counteraction for dry scaly skin that you get in winters. Follow the steps below for hydrated and supple skin.

Method 1

  1. Sea salt (1 cup)
  2. Sweet almond oil/extra virgin olive oil/baby oil (1 and a half cups)
In a bowl, mix and stir the salt and the oil; and store in a jar. Use this scrub twice a week for amazing skin. You can also add in a few drops of essential oils that you like.

Method 2

  1. Sea salt (2 cups)
  2. Vitamin E (8 capsules)
  3. Honey (2 tablespoons)
  4. Aloe vera baby oil/soya oil (1 cup)
Take an airtight container and combine all the ingredients in this. Then, you need to break open the vitamin E capsules into this mixture. Ensure that you squeeze out all the vitamin E into this preparation. Blend all the ingredients together.

Salt Scrubs using Epsom Salt

Epsom salt helps the skin absorb nutrients and flush out toxins. It soothes nerves, aches, and helps to ease stress.

Method 1

  1. Epsom salt (2 cups)
  2. Oil (1 cup)
  3. Glycerin (1/4 oz.)
  4. Rosemary essential oil (10 drops)
  5. Peppermint essential oil (10 drops)
Simply mix the oil with the glycerin. Then, stir in the salt and gently add the essential oils to this preparation.

Method 2

  1. Epsom salt (1 cup)
  2. Jojoba oil (3-4 drops)
  3. Baking Soda (1 tablespoon)
Mix the ingredients well and store in a glass jar. You could use a small spoon to scoop out the scrub so that no moisture gets into the jar. You can also add a few rose petals to your scrub.

Salt Scrubs using Salt Crystals

Salt crystals are usually regarded as stress relievers, especially when they are used in body scrubs.

Method 1

  1. Salt crystals (1 cup)
  2. Oil of your choice (½ cup)
  3. Fresh basil
  4. Aloe vera extract (2 tablespoons)
Mix the oil, aloe vera extract, salt crystals and basil leaves. Make sure that the basil leaves are completely dry before mixing into the oil and salt. Store the scrub in a dark, tinted glass bottle so that it lasts longer.

Method 2

  1. Salt crystals (2 cup)
  2. Oil of your choice (1 cup)
  3. Dried lavender
  4. Essential oils (mint or rosemary)
First, mix the lavender, oil, and a few drops of essential oil together in a bowl. After the oils have blended well, add the salt crystals and stir well.
Use these ideas for salt scrubs to cleanse your body and to have a feeling of rejuvenation for your skin. Remember to use this option around once or twice a week, this is because exfoliating your skin on a daily basis can cause your skin to peel and will give it a rough texture. You can always experiment and see which ingredients work best for you to have healthy and glowing skin forever.