Monday, January 23, 2012

Winter Scrub

Written by Jessie

Wintertime weather, compounded with hot indoor air, can drain vital moisture from our skin and cause irritations. Here is a simple recipe for a luscious body scrub you can make at home to help restore and retain the moisture in your skin through the winter season. 

Items needed:
Course sea salt 3-5cups
Carrier oil such as grapeseed or hemp (*amount will vary) 
Essential oil of your choice
Mixing bowl and spoon
Salt grinder or food processor
Small jar with lid
Step One: Grind Salt


Pour sea salt into processor and pulse until the salt is the coarseness you desire. Aim for a coarseness somewhere before kosher salt. Table salt would be too fine and may dissolve in the next step. (I used 5 cups of Bali Sea Salt for two small jars.)
When you have found your desired coarseness, pour the salt into a mixing bowl.
Step Two: Mix in Oil


Slowly stir in your oil a teaspoon at a time. There are no true measurements here so frequently testing the consistency with your fingers is key. You want the scrub to be dry enough to be scoopable but not crumbly, and just wet enough to leave a nice sheen of oily-goodness on your skin without being runny.  
*Note: If using saturated oil such as coconut, you will need to heat the oil to liquid form so it can be stirred into the salt. You will also need to use a tablespoon or so of unsaturated oil, such as grapeseed, to keep the mix from solidifying in the jar. 

Step Three: Add Aroma

This is where you can get really creative! 
Add your oil one or two drops at a time and stir. Give the scrub a full whiff before you add more. Essential oils go a long way and you want to avoid over infusing the salt. When you find the perfect aroma balance, scoop your scrub into the jar and seal the lid. 
Essential Oil Suggestions:
Grapefruit: Uplifiting
Lavender: Calming
Lemongrass: Balancing
Lemon: Energizing
Lime: Energizing
Ylang Ylang: Relaxing 
Patchouli: Balancing
Jasmine: Soothing
*Note: Essential oils have therapeutic qualities so I highly encourage you to do a bit of research in finding the best one. Always perform a spot test (one drop of EO to three drops carrier oil) on the inner side of your elbow to check for allergic reaction. Also, I refrain from using fragrance oils (different from essential oils) on my body as they are not 100% natural and can cause skin irritations.
Step Four: Enjoy!


Apply scrub to wet skin and use your hands or shower glove to lightly exfoliate. Always use before shaving and void using on the face. Pat skin dry with a towel. 
Feel luscious and hydrated and smell delectable! Scrub will keep for up to three months in a cool place. 
*Note: The oil from the scrub may make your shower or tub very slick. Be careful!
Happy scrubbing!

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