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Salt scrubs can be used year-round but are especially nourishing for dry skin during the winter months. Not only can they exfoliate and clean one’s skin, they can also aid the body in detoxification through stimulating blood circulation and the lymphatic system.  Sea salt is also full of minerals, which can be absorbed through the skin, and also has antimicrobial properties.  Adding medicinal herbs and essential oils to your scrub can impart even further benefits, stimulating and refreshing your mind or helping you to unwind at the end of a stressful day.  Many spas use similar recipes to the one below for expensive salt glow treatments.  However, it’s so easy and inexpensive to make your own scrub, you have no excuse not to treat yourself to this experience. 
 

Stimulating Salt Scrub
1 c fine sea salt
1/4-1/2 c grapeseed, apricot, or almond oil
5-15 drops of rosemary essential oil
1 T mixture of dried herbs (mints, rosemary, basil, etc.)

 
Step 1: Mix the above ingredients together thoroughly and store in a glass jar or Tupperware container. For best storage, place it in a cool area.
Step 2: To use, dampen your entire body and using either your hands or a loofah, massage scrub into your skin and then rinse. I use my salt scrub in the bath or shower, but it can also be done outside with friends and a hose.  This way, you don’t have to worry about making a mess and you have the perfect excuse for a pampering party!
 

Relaxing Salt Scrub
1 c fine sea salt
½ c grapeseed, apricot, or almond oil
5-15 drops of lavender or chamomile essential oil
1 T mixture of dried lavender, chamomile, and rose petals