Salt scrubs are a simple and inexpensive way to incorporate herbs and oils into your skin care routine. Salt in itself is a wonderful material to work with – it draws out toxins and negative energy, and fine sea salt makes an excellent exfoliant. This lavender mint salt scrub is perfect for helping you wake up in the morning, after a work out to soothe tired/sore muscles, or in the evening to scrub the day off. If you have sensitive skin, you can also try replacing the salt with sugar, which is less abrasive. Here’s the recipe and instructions —
3/4 C. fine grain sea salt
3 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP honey
2 TBSP dried lavender buds
10 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
Combine your salt, olive oil, and honey in a bowl and mix well.
Measure out your lavender – if you have a mortar and pestle grind it up a bit first to soften it and release more of its fragrance.
Add lavender to the bowl and mix well.
Drop in your essential oils, and mix well.
Spoon the mixture into a jar and cap it until ready for use.
I don’t recommend using the scrub after shaving, it will sting!
The resulting mixture will be somewhat crumbly – you can add more oil if you like, just remember that it can make your bath tub/shower floor slippery.
Because lavender is so fragrant, you could make this scrub without essential oils and it will still smell yummy – especially if you grind up the lavender a bit first.
The oil and honey tend to work its way to the bottom of the jar, so I always just set the capped jar upside down when it’s not in use.
This recipe is an excerpt from my zine, DIY Herbal Bath Kit, which you can find here.
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I hope you enjoy this, and let me know what you think in the comments! ❤