DIY Salt Scrub: Coco-Vanilla
What you'll need:
- 1 cup Himalayan Pink Salt granules (not flakes or rocks!)
- 1/3 cup Honey (ideally Manuka)
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil (ideally Cold-pressed organic)
- 10 drops of your fave Essential Oil (we love Vanilla!)
Very gently heat the coconut oil (do not cook! this is just to liquify if solid) then whisk in the honey. Turn off the heat and slowly mix in the salt and 10 drops of your chosen essential oil.
Before the mixture cools and solidifies completely, spoon it carefully into a glass jar then pour the excess oil on top before sealing.
Voila! Our salt scrub is your best friend when it comes to prepping your skin pre-tan application. Wet yourself all over in the shower then turn off the water, spoon out some scrub and starting at your ankles gently work your way up over your entire body paying special attention to your feet, knees and elbows.
It might tingle a bit - but this means it's working! Salt is a natural and gentle disinfectant so your yummy new scrub will heal scratches faster and keep for up to a year.
Salt also contains electrolytes that are essential for healthy cell turnover and can reduce swelling and other signs of premature ageing.
The right kind of salt will:
- Gently but effectively slough off dead skin cells and draw out impurities.
- Cleanse your pores and helps to restore your skin's barrier to hold moisture.
Options include: Epsom Salt granules, Dead Sea Salt granules, Black or Himalayan salt granules
Coconut Oil is composed primarily of nourishing fatty acids and is especially high in lauric acid.
It's naturally cooling anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and moisturizing. It also contains vitamin E, Vitamin A, and healthy fats, which help to make skin smooth, slow down the ageing process and may help to reduce the damage from free radicals and the sun.
Options include: Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil or Macadamia Oil.
Honey, particularly Manuka Honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties which help to prevent and treat acne.
It's full of antioxidants and boosts collagen production—two things that are MVPs in boosting your glow.
Vanilla Essential Oil is calming, anti-ageing and a natural aphrodisiac. Rich in antioxidants, Vanilla helps to prevent skin damage caused by free radicals.
so natural it’s got to be good for you right :)