Mineral rich Dead Sea salt scrub, with natural, moisturizing oils perfect for gentle exfoliation and deep hydration of the skin.
Cold weather can sometimes bring dry, flaky skin. Am I right?
If you never get dry, flaky skin then I applaud you.. because sometimes, my legs get downright dragon-like (I’m afraid to say!)
If you struggle with dry skin in the winter months, then this post is for you. Dead Sea Salt Scrub will help replenish your skin .. leaving it soft and moisturized.
It uses two simple ingredients that come together perfectly to leave your skin feeling soft and firm.
Dead Sea Salt Benefits
Dead Sea salts are known for their health and beauty benefits, and rightly so — it contains 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc, and potassium. (source) Unlike Epsom salt (which just has magnesium), sea salt contains a whole family of minerals from the ocean.
The anti-inflammatory and skin hydrating effects of Dead Sea salt are due to a high magnesium content. Unlike other salts, magnesium salt “binds” to water, which in turn boosts skin absorption and permeability. (source)
Dead Sea salt is great for soothing inflamed skin (acne, eczema or psoriasis). Aside from putting Dead Sea salt in a bath that naturally promotes healing, you can use in this Dead Sea salt scrub. The abrasive texture of Dead Sea salt makes it a wonderful exfoliant for dry, flaky skin.
When the salt penetrates your skin, the minerals in the salt relieve itch and provide moisture to help soothe away your dry, flaky patches.
Dead Sea Salt Scrub
Unrefined organic hemp seed oil is fabulous for maintaining healthy skin. However, if you prefer, you are welcome to use extra virgin olive oil or even avocado oil.
Unrefined hemp seed oil has a natural hue of green ~ and makes your skin feel unbelievably soft. It’s my favorite!
- 1 C. Dead Sea salt
- 1/4 C. unrefined organic hemp seed oil* (see alternatives far below)
- optional: 20 drops of your favorite essential oil
*Feel free to substitute extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil or even rice bran oil.
It’s important to select an essential oil that is skin safe, keeping in mind that citrus oils can be photosensitive. Lavender is a wonderful option that can be calming and relaxing, while peppermint can be uplifting and refreshing.
How to Make Dead Sea salt scrub
Combine all of your ingredients in a glass bowl and mix thoroughly. Store in a clean, airtight jar (preferably glass) – I love using swing-top jars. Try to store your Dead Sea salt scrub in a dark cabinet when not in use, especially when using essential oils.
A dark-colored jar will help prevent the oils from oxidation. Oxidation breaks down the essential oils and negates their
Using Dead Sea salt scrub
Use your scrub in a shower or bath, making sure to use caution since oils can make the surfaces slippery. Work in a circular motion to scrub your feet, legs, arms and hands before rinsing thoroughly.
Follow up with an intensive moisturizer or body butter (whipped tallow body butter is my favorite!) I like to try to keep the container on the edge of the bath tub as you’ll want to avoid getting too much water in the scrub.
How Often Should I Use this Scrub?
Feel free to use several times each week – over time you’ll notice that your skin feels incredibly supple, and refreshed. I love using it on my feet and legs in the winter months because they are more prone to being dry and flaky.