"I need your help," my friend panted breathlessly, dramatically waving a glass container around as she walked into my house. My heart skipped a beat, what could be wrong? Charlie waited at her feet for her to pat his head and so he could give kisses.
"It's this salt scrub. I need you to recreate it. I got it at this resort, they make it. It's like $50 or something. I'm almost out. It's the only thing that works on my hands so they don't look like a crocodile."
I started giggling, and let my heart calm down. I was worried for nothing--no more scary movies for me before bed. I handed Charlie over in exchange for the salt scrub. His tail wagged in appreciation. A salt scrub? That, now that, I could do.
After some trial and error, I was able to recreate it, minus the fact that I added color to make it cuter. What? I had to. And now I'm sharing it with you. If you have dry skin, especially after winter, you'll want to try this on your hands and/or body.
- 2 c salt
- 5 drops orange soap colorant (optional)
- 3 drops orange essential oil
- 1/4 c sunflower oil
- almost 1/2 c cottonseed oil
- 2 drops litsea cubeba oil
- bowl for mixing, fork for mixing
- resealable container for storage
You can find all of these items online, like Amazon.com.
Mix in a large bowl until blended. It should be the consistency above. Store in an air tight container. Use on body and hands, but not face. Scrub and rinse off. Your skin will be soft and very moisturized. You'll rub in the oil and pat dry. This stuff is VERY moisturizing, so please, please exercise caution if using in the tub. I only use it on my feet if I'm using a foot spa or sitting on the edge of the tub. I prefer it on the backs of my hands or legs.
If the consistency is too oily, add a little more salt. Over time, you'll find the scrub will need to be stirred to get it back to the original consistency. I like the litsea cubeba because of its citrus smell and antifungal properties, but it is not needed. If you are pregnant or have sensitivities, please be sure to check with your doctor before creating/using the scrub. Make sure to use a sunscreen on your skin to protect it from the sun, since orange is acidic. Feel free to make a smaller batch. This should keep for several months.
Do you use salt scrubs?
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