Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Herbal Salt Scrub Recipe

Here is a really simple concoction for affordable home-made salt scrubs. You can make spa-quality scrubs and treat yourself to some yummy skin care or package it nicely and give it as a gift.

Wendell Combest. Ph.D. of Shenandoah University taught this to us when he was here last week. He says, " These formulations are commonly used in health spas as whole body, hand or foot exfoliating/softening/moisturizing treatments. They can be done 2x a week for a quite surprising effect... It is different than most other salt scrubs in that this one has much less oil... You can vary the consistency of the sea salt fine or course or use kosher salt for a harsher effect (may be ok in a foot scrub but not on the hands or body.)

Directions:
  • Put 1/2 cup sea salt into a bowl, mix with 1 tsp olive oil, 1/4 tbs grapeseed of sweet almond oil, 1/4 tbs jojoba oil and a little vitamin E. (One capsule would work if you have the vitamin form- just squeeze out the contents and discard capsule.)
  • Add 5-10 drops of an essential oil of your choice. I like vetiver and chamomile flowers.
  • Also add about 1 tsp of powdered or coarsely chopped or ground herbs, like lemongrass, lemonbalm, lavender, peppermint, spearmint, sage, thyme, basal, sandalwood, ginger... And Mix!
Moisten your skin, rub a small amount into your skin for a few minutes. And then wash off. This treatment will stimulate your skin and leave you feeling soft and moisturized.

Thanks to Del for sharing this great formula!

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