Everyone can use a little pampering, especially when it is simple to do. This Himalayan salt scrub recipe is just the thing. Salt scrubs are nourishing to skin, help to eliminate toxins, and can even fight cellulite.
Himalayan salt is considered the purest salt and the most beautiful salt in the world. It has many helpful benefits due to its unique mineral composition. It works fabulous as an exfoliating scrub and helps to soften skin.
Add in some Lavender and Eucalyptus essential oil and...it is truly a refreshing and uplifting aromatherapy experience.
The act of scrubbing the skin helps to stimulate circulation and improve the overall tone and health of skin. Have you ever performed dry brushing? Himalayan salt scrub can help to exfoliate the skin in a similar fashion.
Himalayan Salt Body Scrub Ingredients
Salt scrubs include a carrier oil to help the salt glide over the skin and to moisturize the body. This recipe uses fractionated coconut oil and argan oil. Fractionated coconut oil is also a great moisturizer, helping to hydrate and protect the skin. I also like vitamin E oil for extra skin benefits.
Himalayan salt is an excellent exfoliant that helps to remove dead skin cells, revealing softer, smoother skin.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is one of the most popular and beneficial essential oils. It is prized for its calming and soothing properties. Frequently used in beauty and personal care products, as well as aromatherapy and spa creations.
Lavender reduces anxious feelings, eases tension, and promotes sleep. It is also helpful at soothing skin irritations.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus essential oil has a wonderfully stimulating aroma that opens airways and eases congestion. It boosts the immune system and reduces bacterial, fungal, and viral activity.
Emotionally, eucalyptus encourages mental clarity and reduces negative thinking. It can also help soothe exhaustion and increase vitality during challenging times.
Himalayan Salt Scrub Benefits
Salt scrubs are a great way to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. Himalayan salt scrub benefits include removing impurities from the skin, improving circulation, and reducing inflammation. Additionally, Himalayan salt scrubs are a great way to reduce stress and relax the mind and body.
They are beneficial for all skin types, and should be used mainly on the the body as they may be too harsh for delicate facial tissue. Brown sugar make a better facial scrub for exfoliation at home use.
DIY Himalayan Salt Scrub Recipe with Essential Oils
This Homemade Himalayan Salt Scrub Recipe is very easy to make and only requires natural ingredients. For best results, use once or twice a week.
- 1 cup Himalayan Salt (fine grain)
- 1 tablespoon dried lavender (optional)
- 3 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 1 tablespoon Argan Oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
- 20 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus radiata)
- 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 8 oz glass mason jar
How to Make Himalayan Salt Scrub
Step 1: Place Himalayan salt into mixing bowl.
Step 2: If using dried lavender in salt scrub, the pieces may clog the drain, that is why I like to grind the lavender with a coffee grinder. It doesn't look as pretty but still adds a great aroma to the salt scrub. One thing I noticed is that a few tiny pieces may stick to the skin when the scrub is washed off.
Step 3: Add dried lavender to Himalayan salt and mix together. Skip this step if you are making a simple pink salt scrub without dried lavender.
Step 4: Mix fractionated coconut oil, argan oil, essential oils, and vitamin E oil together in a separate bowl. If you don't have argan oil use 4 tablespoons of fractionated coocnut oil instead. The vitamin E oil can be omitted if you do not have any on hand, or you can use vitamin E oil capsules by squeezing the oil out.
Step 5: Add oil blend into salt mixture.
Step 6: Stir all ingredients together.
Step 7: Transfer into a storage container. I used an 8 oz glass mason jar and all but a small scoop fit. (I used the extra as a quick hand and foot scrub for all my hard work!)
How to Use Himalayan Salt for Body Scrub
Himalayan salt scrubs are a great way to improve your skin health. Grab a scoop of salt scrub and gentle rub over body to exfoliate, then rinse off. Since this product is made with oil, be careful when using it in the shower as it can make the floor slippery.
You can use plastic jars if you are concerned about glass in the bath or shower. Best if used within 1-2 months.
More DIY Beauty Recipes
If you're interested in making your own beauty products, there are plenty more DIY recipes available:
- You can make your own homemade facial toner by combining witch hazel and lavender essential oil.
- For a moisturizing face mask, mash up an avocado and add some honey to the mix. Apply the mask to your face and let it sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
- If you're wanting to give yourself a relaxing facial massage, do so with our youthful skin serum recipe. Try mixing together and using tonight.
- Make a DIY kaolin face mask at home with kaolin clay, aloe vera and essential oils
- Many people enjoy the benefits of using essential oils in their homes with a diffuser, using the right type can add moisture to your skin by humidifying your space.
- Whip up a moisturizing body oil using these dry skin essential oils and the tips and tricks we share in the blog post.
These are just a few of the many DIY beauty recipes that you can try at home. With a little trial and error, you're sure to find beauty recipes that works for you, cost less, and are better for you because they are all natural.
Where to Buy Essential Oils?
I am frequently asked what essential oil brand we use at Loving Essential Oils. We are not exclusive to one company and actually enjoy trying a variety of brands and essential oils. When buying oils it is important to buy only 100% pure essential oils from a reputable company.
Don't just buy on price alone, research the company if you are not familiar with them. Here are several reputable brands we use:
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