Sea Salt & Sunshine Body Scrub
A good salt scrub is a necessity in my opinion. Mineral-rich sea salt helps exfoliate skin, slough off dead skin cells, helps with cell regeneration, reduces inflammation, and improves circulation. Dry, flaky skin becomes soft and glowing. Coconut oil adds moisture and is delightful combined with sweet orange essential oil. This is great to use before shaving for a much smoother shave. I also love this for exfoliating lips when they are dry and chapped.
Yield: 8 ounces
1 cup fine sea salt, or mix of fine and medium grain
1/4 cup coconut oil, or more as desired
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E
20 drops sweet orange essential oil
10 drops lemongrass essential oil
Optional: 1 tablespoon shea butter
Mix ingredients together in bowl with spoon. (If coconut oil is hard, you can melt quickly and add to mixture once cool. If you want to add shea butter for even more nourishment, do the same thing.) Once mixed, with spoon, scoop scrub into jar with lid.
Use once or twice weekly or as desired; by rubbing salt with dry, clean fingers in circular motion all over body and feet. Rinse well. If stored out of direct sunlight, will keep for up to a year (if water is kept out of jar).