Skin Care Tip of the Week *DIY sea salt citrus scrub*

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day is tomorrow! Time to shave my legs...ah kidding...kind of. On a serious note, no one likes dry dusty elbows and knees right? I know my man definitely appreciates it when my legs are shaved and my skin is soft.

Exfoliating your body on weekly basis will keep your skin looking healthy and rejuvenated.

Making your own body scrub is easy and quite cost effective. I personally like to use sea salt in my scrubs but you can also use sugar.

Benefits of a Sea Salt Scrub:
  • Helps to replace lost minerals into the skin.
  • Helps to draw out toxins and increases skin blood circulation
  • Helps hydrate your skin and give it a wonderful glow
  • Improves skin tone by removing dry dead skin cells

DIY Sea Salt Citrus Scrub:
  • 1/4 cup of sea salt
  • 1 tbs of sweet almond oil (you can also use grape seed oil)
  • 1 tbs finely ground lemon peel
  • 3 drops of lavender essential oil
Directions:
  1. Add all of the ingredients together and mix well
  2. When you are showering take about a quarter size amount and gently massage into skin, paying special attention to the back of arms, knees and elbows
  3. Rise off
I only recommend using this on your body. For a more gentle scrub that can be used on your face you can read this post.

Get your salt scrub on and have glowing skin by tomorrow!

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21 comments:

Ana Degenaar said...

Another great tip! It sounds delicious too, I might eat a bit.

Alli from Life on LeRoy said...

I use the Lavender salt scrub from Trader Joe's and L-O-V-E it! I need to shave my legs too! :-) No joke!

sherri lynn said...

Ooh I love homemade scrubs! I made a sugar scrub with peppermint and grapefruit essential oils and it smelled so good! I want to try this one with the sea salt!

Michelle P said...

I need to try this!

Lindsay said...

I bet this smells heavenly! Thanks for the recipe friend! Hope you have a great Valentines this week!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Awww, my legs are SO dry right now! Could definately use some this:)

Alexa said...

Haha. Lindsay you crack me up. I'm kind of with you on the shaving thing. ;)

Tabitha Mahoney said...

Right?

Yesterday I was in the shower, alone lol, and M was also in the bathroom and I asked him if he'd shave my legs for me if I ever got pregnant/and or too fat to do it myself. HE said yes, so then I asked if he'd do it now, and he said no dang it lol.

xx

Amy @ Amy Day to Day said...

This looks awesome! I just pinned it and will be doing it soon!

Amy @ Amy Day to Day said...

P.S. I totally thought I was already following you on Pinterest. How'd that happen? Now I am :)

Chunny said...

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the balanced libra said...

great scrub recipe! thanks sis!

lexepre said...

Amazing! I'm going to definitely try this out :) Thanks for sharing!

dreamday said...

i love my sugar scrub from fresh but it's expensive. i'm going to try this!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Ahh, I love a good scrub! And I've been meaning to do some research on how to best exfoliate my face - let me know if you have any advice!

itin said...

Sea salt + lime + virgin coconut oil makes a good exfoliator too!

Olivilla said...

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;)
Thanks for your comment in my blog

BellaGetsREal said...

Is lavender oil and sweet almond oil easy to find? Can you get them at the grocery store or do you need to go to a health food store?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

BellaGetsREal- I would suggest checking out your local health food store. They are bound to have both ingredietns for sure :)

Jenny Taylor said...

I love scrubs. Usually I use St. Ives apricot scrub. I'm not sure whether you would recommend that kind or not. I'd really like to try making my own and this doesn't sound difficult at all.

You know the other day I noticed I had a lot of dry flakes on my feet, which was weird; I'd never noticed my feet were so dry. I used a facial scrub on my feet after I soaked them for a few minutes. It felt amazing! I even made my husband soak his feet and I gave him a foot rub with the scrub. It's like a cheap pedicure! ;)

Gemma Angelis said...

Substitute for almond oil

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