I looked at my hands the other day and saw they were in desperate need of soothing oils and exfoliation. Because I'm crafting all day and making DIY tutorials and videos, my hands get washed constantly and dry out fast.
Hands dry out when they are exposed to drying elements, especially SOAP and HOT WATER. Soap strips the skin of natural oils which makes skin very tight. If you are not re-introducing oils back to your hands, the hands will continue to dry out further and this can lead to cracking and rough, irritated skin. Can a salt scrub put moisture back into your hands and skin? Yes! Read on to discover how to make an easy DIY salt scrub at home to bring moisture back to your hands and have them feeling soft and smooth again.
I thought today would be a perfect day to share my simple honey lemon salt scrub recipe that you can keep right beside your sink. When your hands need an extra bit of TLC and love, this salt scrub will be right there for you. This scrub is really easy to make and you only need a few ingredients you probably already have on hand. You can whip up a quick batch of this salt scrub for yourself or give away as a gift! Who doesn't love getting homemade gifts? And this homemade salt scrub takes the cake!
This is my favorite recipe that has a perfect balance of oils to salt ratio!!! But feel free to adjust it to your preferences.
1.5 cups of fine sea salt
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp melted honey
Zest from one lemon for extra exfoliation (optional)
5 or 6 drops of lemon essential oil
Now just gather up a glass bowl and spatula and pour in the sea salt and lemon zest. Next add in all of the oils, honey, and lemon essential oil and stir really well until mixed. Scoop into locking containers to keep it fresh. Use within about two weeks.
To use, take a bit of the scrub and gently rub it all over your hands for at least 20 seconds or so. Wash off with warm water.
For a spa party (or just for fun), you can kick this up a notch by filling a glass bowl with warm water and rose petals to rinse in! Rose water smells heavenly with the citric notes of lemon and adds to the ambiance!!
Another fun idea is to have a tub for your feet to soak in while you are doing the salt scrub. You can add a few drops of essential oil to the foot bath, or if you are feeling very crafty, you can make your own bath bomb for your foot soak! Check out our DIY Bath Bomb recipe here.
I use scrubs about every second day or so to keep my hands looking and feeling refreshed and moisturized. Plus, having a jar of this scrub sitting next to my sink adds a really nice touch to my kitchen and bathroom decor. I love when guests notice it at the sink and I tell them to go ahead and try it! They all want the recipe afterward.
Till next time, take care.
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