February 8, 2016

Essential Oil DIY: Salt Scrub with Lavender & Eucalyptus

With winter still bringing on the cold, one of the biggest victims of the season is your skin. This time of the year will bring on dry and itchy skin that might need some extra TLC, even if we’re covering our legs up with pants and leggings.

While lotions can help with the dry skin, you can give your body the spa treatment with a salt scrub.

Salt scrubs have become popular in the past few years because of its ability to exfoliate the skin, which removes dead skin cells and rejuvenates your skin.

In addition, salt scrubs have been used to cleanse the skin and improve circulation. The combined effects of salt scrubs result in glowing, more healthy skin.

Salt in mortar and pestleWhile you can buy a jar of salt scrubs at your local store, a more natural way is to just make it yourself.

It’s a surprisingly easy and painless process and you’ll end up saving money in the end!

To add an inviting aroma to your salt scrubs, include essential oils to bring a natural and rejuvenating product into your scrub. We recommend using a combined effect of lavender and eucalyptus essential oil because not only do they work well together, they contain beneficial effects for your body and mind.

Many have used eucalyptus oil because it may enhance positivity and elevate the mood, while others have used lavender oil to help ease tense or stressful situations. This means that these two essential oils may have a positive effect on you when you include them into your salt scrub.

It’s time to give your skin a break and make your own salt scrub infused with lavender and eucalyptus oil.

Eucalyptus essential oil

What You’ll Need:

Instructions:

  1. Blend the sweet almond oil and the lavender and eucalyptus oils together in a glass bowl.
  2. Blend the Epsom, fine sea salt, and table salt into a separate glass bowl.
  3. Pour salts into the oil mixture and gently mix until blended. It is important to note that the salt will stick together but will not be completely dissolved.
  4. Scoop the mixture into your mason jar and seal tightly.

Want even more DIY inspiration? Find out how to make a fashionable AND functional Diffuser Necklace to enjoy your essential oils on the go!

 


Kelly Kauffman

Living the Pura Vida lifestyle in Costa Rica, Kelly is a movie lover, podcaster, and a chronic Netflix binge-watcher.