The cold fall weather and dry air from central heating can take a harsh toll on your skin. You might be pulling out the sweaters and mittens, but there’s no need to give up on soft, summer skin just yet! Recapture the days of that natural summer glow with a sea salt body scrub recipe that’s guaranteed to take you straight back to the beach and restore that glow! With just three base ingredients, this sea salt body scrub is both easy to make and easy to use – AND the all-natural ingredients are safe for the environment.
Easy 3-Ingredient Sea Salt Body Scrub
3 base ingredients:
- 2 cups of untreated sea salt
- 1/2 cup of sweet almond oil
- 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered honey
Mix the three ingredients thoroughly. Use a kitchen pestle to grind the salt in a thin paste. The thinner the paste, the softer on your skin! To use, massage into the skin before taking a shower, concentrating on the rough areas. Rinse with warm water, pat your skin dry and apply lotion or a few drops of almond oil.
The three ingredients in this sea salt body scrub contain a powerful combination of essentials minerals, antioxidants, and moisturising agents.
Mineral-rich sea salt contains over 70 essential trace minerals such as iodine, iron, manganese and zinc. For maximum health benefits, use high quality sea salt such as Celtic salt. Mineral content varies depending on the provenance.
Raw, unfiltered honey is super nourishing and hydrating and contains superior antibacterial, probiotic, and healing properties. If you have any skin care issues such as eczema or acne, honey can help treat them as well as minor cut and wounds. Choosing unfiltered raw honey is essential to make sure it retains all its beneficial properties.
Sweet almond oil is a mild, hypoallergenic oil that can be safely used even on baby skin. It has a high content of natural vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant and is easily absorbed by the skin. A study on the effects of almond oil on skin’s exposure to UV radiation, published in the “Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology” in March 2007, concluded that topical almond oil can slow the aging process and prevent structural damage caused by UV rays (livestrong.com)
Three simple ingredients and voilà! Soft, supple skin reminding you of summer days! Enjoy!