How to make a salt scrub

Salt scrubs are completely invigorating to the body and mind. They are simple to make, easy to use, and leave your skin feeling soft and glowing!

Massaging the skin of the whole body (towards the heart from bottom to top) with a salt scrub is a simple practice that removes dead skin cells and increases lymphatic circulation.

Apply once a week in the shower, before you turn the water on. I’ve chosen Sunday as the day of the week to take time for this simple act of self-care.

Apply a small amount at a time. Store it in a glass container if it will not be used immediately. DO NOT apply to newly shaved or waxed areas, wounds, face or to the breast area.

Salt Scrub Basic recipe

  • 1 cup sea salt
  • ½ cup carrier oil (My favorite is apricot kernel oil, but you can use any unrefined vegetable oil that you like.)
  • 24 – 48 drops of essential oils (1 – 2% dilution)

Here’s a video of a Rosemary Juniper Salt Scrub that I recently made for the Ayurveda, Yoga, and Aromatherapy workshop that I facilitated at Journey Yoga Wellness with Rose Marie Theriault. This recipe comes from The School for Aromatic Studies.



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