If you haven't yet tried a dead sea salt scrub, you have missed out on one of the most fabulous body scrub recipes out there.
Extracted from the Dead Sea, known for its therapeutic effects, dead sea salt is filled with minerals that soften the skin and speed up the healing of various skin conditions. Often used for treatment of psoriasis, eczema and arthritis, these salts leave the skin velvety smooth.
There are many variations of this recipe and what I like to do is to estimate and adjust the ingredients so I get the scrub that I like.
Depending on the effect you are looking for you will add different carrier oils.If your skin is itchy and red, for example, your best bet is almond oil as it is known for its healing properties.If your skin is dry, flaky and cracked, add olive oil to it.If you need extra softness, go with regular sunflower oil.
- A few drops of any essential oils of your choice. If you are looking to relax, add lavender. If you need a boost, add peppermint or spearmint (or even better, coffee oil).
- A few drops of Vitamin E. You can get it in liquid form or as gel caps in which case you need to break it and squeeze the gel out.
- Aloe Vera can be a great addition to this recipe. Simply add a squirt or to, making sure the scrub does not become to liquid.
- Looking for an extra cleansing experience? Add some ground oatmeal to it or even some brown sugar. How about some ground coffee? It is excellent for cellulite and bumpy skin in general?
- If your skin is in need of additional cleanse, add a teaspoon of baking soda.
Whatever you add to it, you are looking for a pasty consistency: liquid enough so it is easily spread on the skin but thick enough that it stays there and maintains the grainy texture of the salt.
Combine all ingredients in a glass jar or container and shake well. Apply on wet skin in circular motion and rinse off.
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