Posted by on 12/29/2014

This do-it-yourself body scrub is simple, natural and deeply moisturizing. Out of town relatives have bid their adieus, your social calendar is clear and there’s not a gift left on your list to give. When the holidays are through and the last ornament’s been packed away, there’s only one thing left to do: Make time for some rest and relaxation. So, take quiet time to decompress, sinking into your tub for a long and luxurious soak. Ward off winter dry skin and emerge peaceful and pampered, by whipping together this easy, DIY body scrub. With a quick trip to any health food store, you should be able to stock up on these common ingredients.

For the DIY Body Scrub:

 What you’ll need

  • 2 cups Dead Sea salts
  • 1 cup sweet almond or jojoba oil
  • 6-8 drops essential oil

Instructions

In a medium-sized bowl, mix together your salts and sweet almond or jojoba oil. Then, stir in your essential oils.

Once well-combined, spoon your mixture into an airtight container such as a canning jar. When you’re ready to put it to use, scoop a bit out with your fingers and gently scrub in circles across your skin. Breathe deep, relax and enjoy!

Why we love it

While this bath soak aka DIY body scrub whips up in no time at all and couldn’t be simpler to make, it packs a punch when it comes to relaxing and moisturizing. Dead Sea salts are rich in magnesium and calcium – two minerals that prove supremely hydrating to the skin. In addition, Dead Sea minerals are said to soothe rough patches and ease inflammation, improving skin’s overall appearance and health.

Depending on which essential oils you choose to use, your bath soak can take on comforting, soothing, clarifying or energizing properties too.

  • Try lavender for a flowery scent and relaxing quality
  • Mix in eucalyptus for a clean, energizing kick
  • Try a combination of sweet orange and lavender for a soak that’s deeply calming
  • Stir in vanilla and sweet orange for a bath that has you emerging like a decadent dessert

Have you tried your own DIY body scrub? What do you use for proper pampering and indulgences in your own body care? Please share your fave recipes in the comments below!

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