It's no secret that I really love making my own beauty and skincare products. I've made a lot of sugar scrubs and decided to branch out into sea salt scrubs. I did some research about making scrubs using Himalayan Sea Salt, which you can find at Whole Foods or Amazon. I used Peppermint and Grapefruit in this recipe, but you can experiment with other essential oils combinations that are good for the skin.
Salt scrubs like this can help to detox, reduce cellulite, and nourish the skin. This recipe also uses sweet almond oil which will help moisturize the skin. You can also use other carrier oils like coconut oil. The castile soap will cleanse the skin. Himalayan Sea Salt in particular, is rich is minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron.
Grapefruit essential oil stimulates the lymphatic system and reduces excess water weight. Please be mindful of two things: grapefruit is a photosensitive oil, so if you have sensitive skin it can react to sunlight, but in the case of the scrub you will be washing it from your face so there shouldn't be any issues. If you are on medications, ingesting grapefruit in any form can cause your medications to absorb superfast which can cause problems. I take extended release Adderall so I wouldn't want it to absorb too fast.
Peppermint oil energizes you and also is beneficial for the skin by aiding in the balance of oil production, which is great for me since my skin tends to be oily by nature. If your skin is dry or sensitive you can use oils that are complimentary to your skin type.
The Himalayan Sea Salt Scrub can be used all over your body or in targeted areas.
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