Salt scrubs are great because they use all natural ingredients, but they also provide exfoliation. This helps to remove dead skin cells, which leaves behind soft and silky skin. This is just the skin you want to have in the summer when you tend to wear short sleeves and shorts, not to mention when you wear your swimsuit at the beach or pool.
4 Types of Salt Scrubs You Can Make
1. Lavender Salt Scrub
When it comes to salt scrubs and beauty care products in general, lavender is almost always at the top of the list. With this salt scrub, you can use lavender essential oil, which provides relaxation and other benefits, but also smells beautiful. You want to have a carrier oil as well, like coconut oil or jojoba oil, along with some Epsom salts. You can also add more scents that you feel compliment the lavender, like lemon or rose. The scrub is easy to make and just requires adding the oil and essential oils to a bowl of Epsom salts, mixing it well, then storing it in a container.
2. Charcoal Salt Scrub
Activated charcoal is being used in many DIY beauty products because it is so good for you and your skin. You can also use it to make a salt scrub for soft, silky skin that is ready for summer. For this salt scrub, you need some activated charcoal in powder form, sea salt or Epsom salts, olive oil (you can also use coconut), and essential oils of your choosing. If you don’t mind not having scent, you can leave out the essential oils.
3. Tropical Salt Scrub
The tropical salt scrub is perfect for the summertime. It will exfoliate your skin naturally, but the scents remind you of summer. The base for this salt scrub is coconut oil and either sea salt or Epsom salts. You can then add in some tropical essential oils of your choosing, like coconut or grapefruit. Add in some lime juice as well to give it a little something extra for the season.
4. Rose and Coconut Salt Scrub
This one also uses coconut, but adds in some rose essential oil for a romantic feel and a pretty, light scent. You can use your preferred form of salt, such as sea salt. You can even go with Pink Himalayan sea salt. Add in some coconut oil that is melted, and your rose essential oils. Combine it and store it in a container with an airtight lid.