Thursday, February 11, 2010

salt scrub

ah the joys of massage therapy schooling. during a stress management class we made salt scrubs. we each brought in our own salt (or sugar), essential oils and of course we used our massage oil. we each made a scent that resonated with us. i did a combination of lavender (my fav!) and geranium. it was divine!!

to make your own salt or sugar scrub, find a container with a lid and add:

- some salt (preferably sea salt)
- add to that oil (any oil will do but you want an oil without any scent - olive oil will do nicely)
- an essential oil (or oils) of your choosing

depending on how dry your skin is is how oily you want your scrub to be. there is no right or wrong way to do this so just eyeball it and go with what you think is best for you. since my skin tends to dry out in the winter i made my scrub a little on the oily side. add to the salt and oil mixture drops of essential oil. depending on how much scrub you made will determine how many drops of essential oil to use. you can usually determine this by smell. you don't want it too strong.

- take your salt scrub to the bath tub. while standing in the shower rub the salt scrub all over the body. let it set for just a bit and then rinse off. don't wash off as you will defeat the purpose. after you towel off your skin will be soft and smooth and you will smell wonderful. enjoy!!

9 comments:

~Kristen~ said...

Ooooh, I loooove lavender!!! That must have smelled, and felt, divine!

Carolyn said...

Merci for the idea and the recipe! I think I will create that tonight!! xo

Michele Fischer said...

I absolutely will make this! Thank you so much for sharing!

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Thanks for sharing. On my list to try next week.

Namaste_Heather said...

Yummy! I love lavender too - my fave. I will have to try this. M & I used to do sugar scrubs for our feet and give each other pedicures. This sounds fabulous!
Happy Day Melita!

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

I'm going to try this over the weekend - I think I'll start with lavender . . . Thanks!

Bethany said...

your combo sounds perfect.
fun class!

E said...

Hello darling! Thanks for your comments about me winning the all in one wrap dress. Very exciting. I'm so excited to try it out.

How are you? Looks like all is well and you are embracing life!

Hugs hugs hugs, deary!

Lisa said...

Oh yummy yummy yummy!! What a wonderful receipe. I am so excited to try it out...but I think I might ask hubby to make it for me - what better Valentine's gift, no?! Then I'll send him away with the kids and relax with a good book....

Oh, this keeps getting better. :)

Hope you are well (and sorry if I'm MIA - this OWOH thing is keeping me so (joyfully) busy!)!