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ahippiechic
01-05-2010, 04:39 PM
Salt Scrub Recipe
8 Cups coarse pickling or Kosher salt.
2 Cups avocado, untoasted sesame oil or jojoba oil
1 Cup apricot or peach kernel oil
1 Cup unsweetened cocoa or Cup freeze dried coffee crystals
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
honey for smoothing the texture

When you make your own scrubs, you can afford to use the best ingredients. Add a handful of ground dried white tea leaves to your body scrub and follow it up with natural cucumber extract for a soothing, summery fragrance. With some practice, you'll understand how to make practically any scrub you want. And they make terrific gifts: buy some pretty jars and labels and package your own recipes for your friends!

suzski
01-06-2010, 06:51 AM
Question, is this something that needs to be kept refrigerated because of the avocado oil? And where can you get those types of oil?

ahippiechic
01-06-2010, 08:39 AM
I ordered mine online, they're cheaper if you get them in bulk. I don't refrigerate mine but I make small batches so it gets used pretty fast.

The last time I made some I used almond oil and it worked fine.

suzski
01-06-2010, 10:04 AM
Cool, thanks. I'll have to give this a try!

Jolie Rouge
09-12-2011, 07:49 PM
Salt Glow Formula
posted by Annie B. Bond Aug 7, 1999 7:04 am

Adapted from Rosemary Gladstar's Herbs for Natural Beauty, by Rosemary Gladstar.

This recipe is far too easy for the remarkable benefits it gives. Again, it is the simple gifts of life that are often the best. Salt glow is one of my favorite exfoliating treatments. It leaves the skin feeling silky soft and renewed, relaxed but refreshed.

I first had the opportunity to experience this wonderful body therapy while camping in southeastern Ohio. Two women friends were insistent on treating me, and being the glutton I am for goodness, I acquiesced. As they rubbed salt and oils over my body, massaging and gently scrubbing it in, then rinsing it off with warm water, I knew I had reached heaven. I know, it sounds like I’m exaggerating. Well, try it.

Similar recipes are a favorite treatment at many famous and expensive spas. But it’s so wonderfully simple, inexpensive, and easy to do that you should try it at home. Invite a friend over for a “salt glow exchange.” It’s nicest to do it outside where you can rinse off the salt and not worry about getting it everywhere. For best storage, place in a cool area.

2 cups fine sea salt
4 cups grapeseed, apricot or almond oil
20-30 drops essential oil of choice

1. Place salt in a widemouthed jar and cover with grapeseed, apricot, or almond oil. Scent with essential oil.

2. To use, dampen your entire body. Using either your hands or a loofah mit, vigorously but gently massage the salt and oil mixture into the skin. Begin at the feet and work upward in a circular motion. Be careful to avoid any scratched or wounded areas. When you have massaged the entire body, rinse with warm water. Finish with a dry-towel rub


Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/salt-glow-formula.html#ixzz1XnTC1xav

Jolie Rouge
09-12-2011, 07:52 PM
I love the smell of coffee in the morning but the caffeine can send me for such a loop! Sometimes I’ll brew it just for the “welcome to the morning!” aroma, then take the used coffee grounds into the shower for a wonderful, eye-opening body scrub. Bonus points if you actually get to drink the coffee!

DIY Coffee Grounds Body Scrub

5 tsp. ground coffee (used coffee grounds are fine)
1 tsp. sugar or salt
2 tsp. essential oil (avocado works well)

Mix ingredients together and using loofah rub in a circular motion all over your body. Leave on five minutes and then wash off.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/diy-coffee-body-scrub.html#ixzz1XnUFl3Vw