Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub — A Spa Treatment At Home!
You've likely heard that Himalayan Pink Salt is great for your health, but did you know it's good for your skin, too? When used in a body scrub, Himalayan Pink salt provides some serious exfoliation. And this is a good thing because... Our skin is constantly changing, so dead skin cells build up over time. This may cause skin to look dull in appearance and feel rough, dry, and/or flaky. Exfoliation is the antidote to all of this, removing dead skin cells, leaving skin smoother, brighter, and more vibrant. Besides the aesthetic benefits of exfoliation, many people find it extremely invigorating. It's a great way to wake yourself up in the morning or re-energize yourself in the afternoon.
Why Use Himalayan Pink Salt In Homemade Body Scrub?Many exfoliating scrubs are made with sugar, which is a wonderful option, however, the grit of salt provides a next-level body scrub that removes dead skin cells more aggressively. This makes it a very effective scrub but also lends itself to more infrequent use (no more than once a week). Besides its effectiveness, the minerals found in Wildly Organic's Himalayan Pink Salt can provide some extra skin-enhancing benefits. These trace minerals may help reduce inflammation and detoxify the skin. The detoxifying nature of minerals could also contribute to the removal of toxins that clog pores — making salt scrubs a great skin cleanser.
How To Make A Himalayan Pink Salt ScrubHere are two methods for making and using body scrubs with Himalayan Pink Salt. One can be made ahead of time and kept (or gifted) in a jar, while the other is meant for one-time use. Method #1 - Oil-Based Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe This first method combines the nourishing properties of Wildly Organic's Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil with the exfoliating action of salt. The result is an extremely luxurious body scrub. Because the coconut oil solidifies as it cools, this scrub has a "whipped" texture, which makes it easy to apply. You will need:
- 1 cup fine Himalayan Pink salt
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 5 drops essential oil (such as lavender, geranium, or grapefruit)