DIY Exfoliating Orange Lime Sea Salt Body Scrub
DIY Exfoliating Orange Lime Sea Salt Body Scrub is a multi purpose body scrub that can be used as hand and foot scrub and also as a body scrub. As winters arrive, we all feel the need of a moisturizing scrub that helps in removing the dry, dead flaky skin. This DIY scrub does a great job in keeping the skin soft. It can be used as a hand scrub or a body scrub in shower.
Coconut oil in the scrub makes it moisturizing in nature. The fine sea salt granules act as exfoliators. Orange and lime zests not only give the scrub a boost in Vit. C but also a nice citrusy aroma.
While I absolutely love the sugar scrubs viz., rose petals sugar scrub, peppermint sugar coffee scrub and sugar honey body scrub, this time I wanted to make a scrub from sea salt for its finer granules.
This sea salt body scrub uses only three ingredients – salt, oil and zest.
Salt – sea salt is a good exfoliator as it is rich in magnesium and is finer and gentler than normal table salt. Normal table salt is more abrasive than sea salt and thus isn’t that good for scrubs.
Oil – adds moisturizing properties to the scrub. You can add any oil to the scrub – olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil or any other moisturizing oil. I have added coconut oil as it suits my skin very well and also gets absorbed fast in the skin.
Zest – you can add lime or orange zest to the scrub to give it a refreshing feel and citrusy flavour.
How To Make DIY Exfoliating Orange Lime Sea Salt Body Scrub
Gather your ingredients, mix them and the scrub is ready. Follow the instructions as given below.
1/2 cup sea salt
1/4 cup coconut oil (or any other oil)
Lime and Orange zest
- Mix sea salt and the oil in a bowl
- Scrape some fresh lime and orange zest
- Add the zest to the mix
- Mix all the ingredients together and check the consistency
- Scrub is ready!
You can add an essential oil to the scrub for added fragrance or properties. Peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil or tea tree oil work very well for such scrubs.
Benefits of DIY Exfoliating Orange Lime Sea Salt Body Scrub
- The scrub is exfoliating and moisturizing in nature
- The sea salt helps in removing dry, dead skin
- It makes skin soft and supple
- It is made up of natural ingredients and is free of any chemicals
The scrub has a shelf life of 1 to 2 months. Sometimes they even last longer.
If you find the scrub abrasive, do not use it everyday. You can use it once or twice a week. If you find it greasy as a hand scrub, wash off your hands with warm water.
Try out the scrub and let me know how it fares for you.