This 3 ingredient DIY Himalayan salt scrub is super easy to make and will take you from dry to glowing skin after only a few uses.
After getting sugared (a natural form of hair removal) a few weeks ago, they tell you to exfoliate, and even though I know I need to, I only tend to remember once I’m out of the shower.
I finally remembered and the lightbulb went off that I also was recently gifted a sea salt scrub. When I went to open it, I was taken aback by the smell.
It was so strongly scented, and fake smelling. Sure enough, when I read the long list of the ingredients, I found out it was loaded with artificial scents and fragrances.
Even though the words on the front made it sound like it was ‘all-natural’.
This is a common theme with the store-bought sea salt scrub varieties. Not only are these ingredients toxic, but they mess with our body’s hormones.
Making your own sea salt scrub is a great option because you only need a handful of simple ingredients, and it’ll be ready in about 5 minutes.
As a bonus, making your own is not only more affordable than many store-bought options, but you can tailor it to fit your specific skincare needs (which is amazing).
Do You Struggle with Dry Skin?
If your skin is dry and flaky, there’s a possibility that you have dead skin cells sitting on the surface of your skin.
By exfoliating the skin (or rubbing the sea salt scrub in circular motions), you’re helping to remove the dead skin cells exposing the healthy, glowing skin underneath.
Sloughing away the dead skin cells helps to promote the growth of healthy new cells.
This regeneration of the skin helps to even out skin tone, helps with discoloration, and improves the overall texture of your skin.
Salt Scrub Ingredients
Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan salt is also called pink salt, Himalayan sea salt, Himalayan crystal salt, or rock.
This incredible salt comes with many benefits such as:
- balancing the body’s pH levels (source)
- acting as a natural digestive aid (source)
- air purifier (source)
- improving respiratory problems (source)
- inducing sleep (source)
- increasing hydration (source)
- improving circulation (source)
- reducing the appearance of aging (source)
Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Extra virgin coconut oil is such a versatile health and wellness food.
For example, it can be used as:
- body moisturizer
- natural lubricant
- high-heat stable cooking oil
- eye makeup remover
- dairy replacement in baking
What makes it so great when it comes to skincare is its antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal properties (although I would avoid moisturizing your face with it).
Essential oils are used in aromatherapy, which is an ancient healing modality that’s been around for thousands of years. The oils are used for their incredible therapeutic properties.
Essential oils are extracted from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree making them very concentrated and powerful.
Because they’re so concentrated, they’re best used in small amounts.
FRANKINSCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
In this Himalayan salt scrub, I used Frankincense essential oil, which comes from a tree native to India called Boswellia.
Frankincense is a powerful natural astringent and has the power to kill harmful germs and bacteria. It also heals skin and prevents signs of aging, helping reduce the appearance of scars, acne, wounds, and stretch marks. It’s also great for treating ingrown hairs.
The smell of frankincense can take some getting used to, so feel free to add whatever essential oil you enjoy. They all have different benefits depending on the oil and the plant it came from.
Important to Note
If you have sensitive skin or react to products easily, I recommend doing a test patch on either the back of your hand or on your ankle.
To do this, put a tiny amount of the essential oil with a little coconut oil in one of those areas and wait about 5 minutes to see if there’s a reaction.
Essential oils are incredibly strong and I strongly advise against putting them directly on your skin without a carrier oil (such as coconut oil).
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3 Ingredient Himalayan Salt Scrub
- Gently heat the coconut oil on the stove if it’s too solid to mix (this step isn’t necessary if yours is softened).
- Add all of the ingredients to a glass jar and mix well.
- Store the closed jar in your bathroom.
- Use weekly by massaging onto your cleansed body after a shower and then rinse.
- This Himalayan salt scrub lasts about 6 months.
- Avoid using this on your face. This salt scrub is too abrasive for the delicate skin there.