Being out in the sun for many hours over the weekend did a number of my skin. I got a strange farmer’s tan on my arms and my face is now darker than my neck. Please, someone explain to me how that happened.
To refresh my tired skin, I concocted a sea salt scrub by mixing the salt with oils that are light and non-greasy, with little dollops of maple syrup and Vitamin E oil. The recipe is adapted from Fig and Plum, with a few little tweaks. If you’re looking for a wonderful spa experience without paying an arm and a leg, I definitely recommend this recipe. Rub the scrub gently on your hands, arms, elbows, legs, and anywhere that’s dry, and your skin will be silky soft! I love that you won’t need to use lotion after this. The scent of essential oils will leave your skin smelling delicious too.
Homemade Dead Sea Salt Scrub
Inspired by Fig and Plum
2 cups Dead Sea Salt (I used the fine-grained salt I purchased from Brambleberry)
1/2 cup Sweet Almond Oil
1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil
1 tablespoon Vitamin E oil
2 teaspoons Maple Syrup
Essential Oils (I used bergamot, orange, lavender, and tangerine)
Mix all the ingredients well and pour the mixture in a jar. The scrub should last a good six months. Stir well before use. I bought all the above ingredients online via Brambleberry but you can pick everything up at your nearby natural stores like Whole Foods and Henry’s Farmers Market.
At first application, you might think that your skin feels really greasy but don’t panic! Simply pat dry your body with a towel and leave it alone. In a matter of minutes, your skin will “drink” up the moisture, making your skin clean and baby soft. Be careful when using this scrub or any other scrubs in the shower, as the oils can leave the tub very slippery!
Oh, and yes, my bathroom is pink. 🙂
omg I want one!
Hi Saori! Let me know how you like the sample! I you like it, I’ll make a bigger batch with your choice of essential oils!
i’m planning a nice hot bath once the plumbing is fixed in the tub. i can’t wait!
re: soaps you gave me, i LOVE the small square one with cute white cube blocks (milk?) inside. it was the cutest design/size/color and everything. what’s that scent?
the bigger one (orange peel?) was really nice too.
thank you so much!
wow, I’ve never thought to make lotion…..this is really cool. Love your blog. =)