Salt scrubs and rubs are popular exfoliating treatments. Salt has been used throughout history to clean and deodorize the skin. This Sea Salt Body Scrub is great for deep-cleansing and freshening the skin, which will help it absorb more moisture and function more efficiently. For extra scrubbing power, use a natural loofah sponge to apply the mixture. You can also substitute other oils for the almond oil. MAKES 16 OUNCES
• 2 cups kosher salt
• 1 cup almond oil
1. Stir salt and oil together, and spoon into a clean container.
2. To use: Stand in the shower or tub, take a handful of the rub and massage it into your skin, starting with your feet. Massage the Sea Salt Body Scrub all over your body. When you’ve finished and your body is covered, rinse well with warm water. Don’t use soap, or you’ll remove the oil and its benefits. Also use caution when in the shower, as the oil will make things a bit slippery.
Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home (Henry Holt, 2002) and lives in Medford, Oregon.
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