- In a mixer combine at medium to high speed the coconut oil, shea butter, and lemon essential oil until smooth and creamy. - At low-speed mix in the Epsom salt or sea salt until just combined.
This is a very refreshing salt scrub for the summer months. You can also use any essential oil you would like or a mixture of several to make it unique to you.
Store in an airtight container.
A salt scrub is a popular body treatment. Its purpose is to exfoliate your skin removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and leaving your skin softer and smoother. It might also be called a salt glow or a sea salt scrub. These are all basically the same treatment, although the texture and scent of the scrub might be different.
Gently rubbing the skin in circular motions with a salt scrub removes dead skin cells in a process known as exfoliation. Dead skin cells harden with age. The longer they lie on the surface of the skin, the harder they get. This layer of skin will become thicker and thicker until it is finally removed. Layers of dead skin cells can make the skin look dry and flaky; exfoliation with a salt scrub reveals the moist, shiny skin hidden underneath.
Invigoration and Cleansing
The abrasive action associated with salt scrubs invigorates the skin and helps to improve circulation. Improved circulation gives skin a natural glow. Scrubbing with salt also helps to remove bacteria from the skin and unclog pores. Salt has antiseptic qualities, and when applied to the skin it may help kill bacteria and reduce inflammation along with any itching and pain associated with bacterial-related skin disease.
Exfoliating with a salt scrub not only removes dead skin cells and increases circulation, but it also encourages regeneration. Sloughing away dead skin cells actually promotes the growth of healthy new cells. This regeneration process tightens the skin, giving it a firmer and younger-looking appearance. Skin regeneration also reduces skin discoloration, evening out skin tone and improving texture.