Silky Skin and Salt Scrubs

by Lucinda Jenkins


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Keep that summer skin beautiful by making some of your own salt scrubs, sometimes called Salt Glows. By making your own scrubs, you can save money and you will be assured of fresh ingredients, no overpriced rancid oils in plastic jars for you!

In these recipes, I'm going to call for Safflower oil because you can get it at any grocery store and it has no odor that will interfere with the other ingredients. Olive oil can be used but it does have that "olive oil" smell.

If you have never had a scrub, be prepared to have the softest birthday suit ever! I suggest that you shower or take a bath then apply the scrub to a clean body and try to relax for 10-15 minutes with the scrub on the body. This gives the sea salt time to open the pores and time for the Epsom salt to pull toxins and restore magnesium to the body. The essential oils and herbs also get time to apply their benefits to your skin. Each recipe is for one scrubbing.

Restore the Beauty

2 tablespoons of coarse ground Sea salt
2 tablespoons of Epsom salt
2 tablespoons of safflower oil
2 teaspoon of calendula oil
1 teaspoon of rosehip seed oil
5-7 drops of palmrosa essential oil
5-7 drops of patchouli essential oil
5-7 drops of bergamot essential oil

Simplicity

2 tablespoons of coarse sea salt
2 tablespoons of Epsom salt
1 tablespoons of safflower oil
1 tablespoons of rosehip seed oil
2 teaspoons of calendula oil
1 tablespoon of ground elderflowers

For My Man

2 tablespoons of coarse sea salt
2 tablespoons of Epsom salt
1 tablespoon of ground bay leaf
2 tablespoons of Safflower oil
10 drops of spearmint essential oil

Elements of the Orient

2 tablespoons of sea salt
2 tablespoons of Epsom salt
1 tablespoon of Duan shu Hua (known as Linden flower cut)
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
2 tablespoons of safflower oil
7-10 drops of Yuzu fragrance oil

For DIVA'S only!

2 tablespoons of sea salt
2 tablespoons of Epsom salt
2 tablespoons of safflower oil
1 tablespoon of rosehip seed oil
1 tablespoon of chamomile powder
1 tablespoon of lavender powder
10 drops of Patchouli essential oil
10 drops lemongrass essential oil


Lucinda Jenkins is the Owner of Glenbrook Farms Herbs and Such (www.glenbrookfarm.com), your on-line source for herbs spices, essential oils and more

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