Winter Spice Salt Scrub

Posted by on 1/19/2017 to Essential Oil DIY Ideas
Winter Spice Salt Scrub

1 cup sea salt
1/2 cup refined coconut oil
3 drops cinnamon oil
3 drops orange oil
1 drop clove oil

Mix all together and store in a glass jar.  Use as needed.


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.

Exfoliation

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.

Regeneration

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.


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