DIY Homemade Sea Salt Scrubs for Your body

Sea salt scrubs are excellent for exfoliation to help slough off dead skin cells. It is one of the best skin treatments to get super soft hands and feet.

Sea salt helps open the pores, improve circulation, stimulate cell growth and draw out toxins from the skin. Extracted from the ocean, it is rich in numerous minerals and has natural soothing and relaxing properties.

In addition to sea salt, they include ingredients like olive oil, coconut oil, coconut milk and citrus zest.

Olive oil and coconut oil penetrate deeply into the skin and effectively moisturize it. Both oils offer skin-softening and anti-aging benefits.

DIY sea salt body scrub

Olive oil also helps fade blemishes and add a natural glow to your skin. Coconut oil prevents premature aging of skin and protects the skin from microbial infections.

Coconut milk is loaded with fats and nutrients that nourish and hydrate your skin. It helps cleanse the pores, removing dirt and excess sebum. Citrus zest adds zing to the recipe with its refreshing citrus smell and also helps lighten and brighten your skin.

Recipe #1: DIY Sea Salt and Citrus Zest Scrub

DIY sea salt citrus scrub ingredients

Things you will need:

  • Fine-textured sea salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • A citrus fruit (lime, lemon, sweet lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc.)
  • A grater or zester
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • A mixing spoon
  • A mixing bowl
  • A container for storing the recipe

Steps

1. Put ½ cup of sea salt in a bowl.

DIY sea salt citrus scrub step1

2. Add ½ cup of extra-virgin olive oil.

DIY sea salt citrus scrub step2

3. Wash a citrus fruit of your choice and zest it using a grater or zester.

DIY sea salt citrus scrub step3

4. Mix 1 teaspoon of the citrus zest into the mixture.

DIY sea salt citrus scrub step4

5. Transfer the mixture into a container.

DIY sea salt citrus scrub step5

DIY sea salt citrus scrub done

Before taking a shower, slather this mixture on your body. You need not scrub it too hard as sea salt is abrasive.

Just rub it gently on your skin using circular motions. After a few minutes, take a hot shower and rinse off the mixture (no need to apply soap). Pat dry and apply a good-quality body cream or lotion afterwards. Use it once a week.

Recipe #2: DIY Sea Salt Body Scrub

DIY coconut oil sea salt body scrub

Things you will need:

  • Fine-textured sea salt
  • Extra-virgin coconut oil
  • Organic, unsweetened coconut milk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • A mixing spoon
  • A mixing bowl
  • A container for storing the mixture

Steps

1. Put 1 cup of sea salt in a bowl.

DIY coconut oil sea salt scrub step1

2. Add 1 to 1½ tablespoons of coconut oil.

DIY coconut oil sea salt scrub step2

3. Mix in 4 tablespoons of coconut milk.

DIY coconut oil sea salt scrub

4. Transfer the mixture into a container.

DIY coconut oil sea salt scrub step4

DIY coconut oil sea salt scrub done

Spread your homemade sea salt scrub on your body and gently rub it on your skin using circular motions. Leave it on for a few minutes and then take a hot shower to rinse it off. Use it once, or at most twice, each week.

Tips

  • Make sure the sea salt you are using is not too coarse as to scratch your skin. To reduce its coarseness, you can grind it in a coffee grinder or a mortar and pestle .
  • Stir your sea salt scrub before every use as the salt tends to sink to the bottom of the jar.
  • Do not apply a sea salt scrub to your face as the salt may irritate the delicate facial skin. Also, avoid using it on sensitive skin, after shaving or where there are cuts or wounds.
  • You can also add ingredients like sugar, aloe vera gel, honey, cornmeal, shea butter, cocoa butter, oatmeal, cocoa powder, cinnamon or a citrus juice into your homemade sea salt scrub.

essential oils

  • If you want a simpler homemade sea salt scrub, just mix 1 part olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil or any other skin-nourishing oil and 2 parts sea salt. You can add a few drops of a fragrant essential oil, too.
  • If you do not have a jar, just keep the recipe in a plastic bag with a zip closure.
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