Spring cleaning your skin - Aromatherapy Salt Scrubs to make your skin glow! Part 2

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(2) DIY Lemon & Lavender Salt Scrub

This winning combination is bound to give you an all-round relaxing and restoring scrub that you will really enjoy using. Salt scrubs are so easy to make and If you can get hold of some nice glass containers and gift tags, they make an ideal homemade gift for that special someone.


You can get creative by adding dried herbs and flowers as well for added texture. I added some dried lavender which worked wonderfully and it added some extra aroma too.

Lemon oil is a natural astringent and is host to an abundance of detoxifying properties. It will help brighten any dull patches on the skin and leave you with a subtle, all round glow. Its natural cleansing properties will also leave you feeling refreshed, revived and ready to take on the day!


The Lavender essential oil in this salt scrub helps to balance out the sweetness and sharpness of the Citrus aroma and offers its renowned relaxing and restoring properties. Its stress releasing properties will help you to unwind and release feelings of tension.


For this scrub, you will need:

• A container to store it in.
• 1 cup of Epsom Salts
• 4 tablespoons of carrier oil.
• 15 drops of Lavender essential oil
• 15 drops of Lemon essential oil
• Optional: Fresh lemon juice from half a lemon and peel grated for that extra zing!

Simply combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl (best to add the carrier oil, lemon juice and salts first then add the drops of essential oil). Give it a good stir then carefully spoon it into your storage container.

The Wonders of Epsom salts!

This series of blogs on salt scrub recipes will see a heavy use of Epsom salts; I just wanted to run by some of the great benefits of this amazing ingredient. Epsom salts are in my opinions a natural skincare ingredient that every bathroom should have! Epsom salts are a natural mineral composed of magnesium sulphide. They work wonders used as an exfoliating scrub in the shower and they can also be added to a bath for a nice relaxing soak (they are renowned for helping you get a good night’s sleep). The magnesium is absorbed through the skin, helping the body to regulate muscle and nerve function, stimulate enzymes and reduce inflammation. They are an excellent for those who are very active due to its ability to ease muscle strains and aching limbs.

So there you go - another oh so simple yet naturally effective salt scrub recipe! I hope you enjoy giving it a try as much as I did!

Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more 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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