Several years ago I did a post about the wonders of Epsom salt… and I do mean wonders! I couldn’t believe how many benefits there were to be gained by using this natural mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. From a therapeutic bath soak to fertilizing your garden, this is a “salt” that no home should be without.
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Today I’m sharing another way to use this miracle “salt,” and the recipe just so happens to incorporate another of my favorite products – coconut oil! I’ll show you how to combine Epsom salt, coconut oil, and essential oils to make a simple and effective exfoliating body scrub.
We’re slowly shaking off the winter cold here in Utah, and embracing the typically unpredictable weather of springtime. (Is it going to be sunny, windy, rainy, or snowy today, or will it be a combination of all of the above? Who knows!) My sensitive, dry skin always takes a beating during the winter, so I’m thinking it may finally be time to get my skin back into shape for warmer weather! This body scrub exfoliates wonderfully, and the lavender essential oil helps soften and soothe my sensitive skin. I think you’ll love this scrub as much as I do!
Homemade Coconut Oil Salt Scrub
Add coconut oil, and Epsom salt to a small bowl.
Add the lavender essential oil (or whichever essential oil you prefer) and mix with a spoon until well combined.
Store in a container with a tight-fitting lid until ready to use.
Note: The coconut oil can leave a slippery residue on the bottom of your shower if you’re not careful, so make sure to rinse the shower/tub thoroughly after you’re done! You can also keep the oil from building up by using my homemade daily shower cleaner.
Now I can get the magnesium boosting effects of Epsom salt, the moisturizing effects of coconut oil, and the skin calming effects of lavender all in one! And my skin is feeling softer and smoother already. :-)