BLOG-Mas DAY 2
Welcome to day 2. Day 1 gave some ideas of gifts to give and today is the same except this is a DIY gift; a salt scrub. Salt and sugar scrubs are great, they are good for exfoliating and polishing the skin and the oils help moisturise. I did a previous blog post on sugar body and lip scrubs but I wanted to try a salt scrub to compare.
The salt scrub I am making is a simple lime scrub, but of course you can add whatever fragrance and oils you wish. Some common ones I’ve seen include coconut and avocado. Just ensure they are skin safe.
WHAT YOU NEED
1) 1 cup of Salt- I chose table salt because it’s what I had in my kitchen and I wanted a fine grain.You can also use sea salt which will have a more course texture.
2) 1/2 cup Coconut Oil- Again, chosen because I had it but feel free to use your preferred oil.
3) Lime- For this I used both juice and zest.
4) Zester or grater
WHAT TO DO
1) Pour 1 cup salt into a bowl and add oil slowly, stirring until it reaches desired consistency.
Add oil until desired consistency
2) Squeeze a slice of lime, I added about 1/4 tsp of juice as I didn’t want it too acidic.
3) Zest lime to create flecks within scrub.
4) Mix together until homogeneous texture
5)Place in jar and gift!
Lime salt scrub
So upon making this, I of course had to test it out. It feels like bathing in a margarita (which for me is a good thing). I love that the salt grains are much finer than even granulated sugar and it feels more like polishing than scrubbing. Because I made it more liqiud, there was more oil residue which felt good over my elbows and other dry areas- if you don’t like the residue add less oil. The lime adds a nice fragrance but you can use whatever you wish.
So let’s talk about cost. This is the problem with many DIY projects, by the time you buy all that you need, you could as well have gone in LUSH and bought a scrub there. For me, a worthwhile DIY should be cost effective or easier and of course, be more personal. This scrub costs less than $1 in ingredients and the jar costs approximately $1 bringing the total cost to under $2 for a personal gift. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Be sure to try this out for a friend who loves hand made items or loves scrubs and have an awesome day!