Spring cleaning your skin - Aromatherapy Salt Scrubs to make your skin glow! Part 3

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Tropical Lime & Coconut Salt Scrub Recipe – Ideal for giving your feet a spring time treat!


I don’t know about you, but after this year’s winter my feet are definitely in need of some TLC to get them in shape for summer! This recipe can be used as an all over body scrub but will be ideal for a foot soak.

The Epsom salts will effectively exfoliate your feet whilst the coconut oil will nourish and moisturize your skin, leaving them feeling soft and smooth (ready for your summer footwear!). The Lime essential oil will help leave your feet feeling fresh and fragrant and its uplifting properties will awaken the mind and stimulate the senses.
 
For this salt scrub you will need:


• A container to store it in.
• 1 cup of (yes you’ve guessed it) Epsom salts
• 1-2 cups of virgin coconut oil
• 30 drops of Lime essential oil
• Optional: The juice of half a lime, plus grated peel for that extra zing.
• Optional: 5 drops of Coconut fragrance oil to enhance the aroma of the virgin coconut oil.


To start with, you may need to gently melt down the coconut oil so it is in a liquid state (even though the weather has most certainly warmed up, coconut oil will begin to solidify at temperatures below 24 degrees C. The best way to do this is to scoop it out of the jar and place into a double boiler to gently melt it down. When it is ready, you can add the Epsom salts, followed by your drops of Lime essential oil!


Scoop your mixture into your container and there you have your tropical Lime and Coconut salt scrub! Just what you need to get you in the mood for the summer months to come!

Tip: ensure you hose down the shower floor after use as the oil residue can leave it slippery!
 

It is important to always carry out a patch test before using any natural ingredients you haven’t used before. Just apply a small amount of the blend to the inside on your elbow and keep an eye on the area over the next 24 hours.

If any irritation does occur rinse the area with cool water. If you have blended a few essential oils together you may need to test each one individually to find out which is causing your skin to react.

 

 

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