I love to make my own sea salt (or sugar) scrubs! They’re great for exfoliation and also leave your skin moisturized and smelling fantastic. When you learn the basics, you can create the perfect recipe for glowing, radiant skin. It’s easy to make these scrubs a part of your goddess skin care routine! Go for a natural skincare routine that will make you feel luxurious and beautiful!
There are many wonderful kinds of oils and they all have different uses and benefits. Depending on whether your skin tends to be dry, oily, or sensitive, you can create your own combinations for the perfect beauty routine. Plus, you don’t have to worry about any harsh chemicals, preservatives or other strange ingredients in the mix!
Sweet or Salty?
The base of your scrub is super important! I like to use fine sea salt in the summer when it’s hot and sticky out. We also get lots of mosquitoes in paradise, so I sneak repellant oils into my recipe. Forget about those gross bug sprays! These essential oils keep the mosquitoes away and are safe and healthy for your skin.
But during the cooler months I actually like to use brown sugar as my base. It is rich and nourishing, but washes off clean and silky smooth. It also makes your shower a luxurious experience with an aroma to die for!
Nourishing Your Skin Type
Is your skin dry? Go easy on the coconut oil because it’s actually drying. Opt instead for olive or avocado oil (my personal favorite!). If your skin is on the oily side, on the other hand, you can enjoy a small amount of the benefits of olive and avocado, but use something lighter as your main base. Jojoba and coconut oils are both great carrier oils.
Your skin type is a really important consideration when you’re designing your perfect scrub. It’s not a bad idea to start out making a small jar of your goddess scrub. That way you can try it out for a week to see how it goes, and then make adjustments with the next batch! You’re skin will be glowing and thanking you!
The Fragrance of a Goddess
When you’re choosing your essential oils, there are a couple of things to consider. Of course you want to choose the ones that are going to give you the health benefits you are looking for. Some reduce blemishes, clear inflammation, or calm irritated skin.
But you also want to smell amazing!!! Pick out best essential oil for your skin’s optimal health and then consider the scent you are working with. It’s kind of like putting together a bouquet of flowers. Some repellant oils like citronella and patchouly have a really strong smell that turns people off. But if you use just enough to keep the bugs away, you can add beautiful florals or citrus to mask the really potent ones!
Preparing Your Own Goddess Scrub
Start out simple! Grab a small glass jar and fill it about two thirds of the way with fine sea salt or sugar. Take your carrier oil and pour it over the top of the salt covering it completely. Screw on the lid and turn it upside down until the oil begins to seep through the salt. Shake! shake! shake!
Once you have thoroughly covered the sea salt (it shouldn’t be swimming), open the jar back up and start adding a few drops of your favorite essential oils. Shake and smell. What do you think? A little more lavender? A little more jasmine? Go ahead and experiment. You’ll know when your goddess scrub makes you feel glorious!
Using Your Goddess Sea Salt Scrub
Well, this is definitely the best part! Once you’ve gently cleansed your skin and finished with any depilation, scoop out a small handful of the scrub and massage your skin with it. I like to start from the top and work my way down. The combination of exfoliation and moisturization feels amazing!
Rinse off completely and towel dry. Don’t worry if you feel greasy! Towel drying will remove all of the excess oils from your skin leaving you feeling refreshed and glowing.
Want to try out some of my recipes? I’ve shared my favorite with you. I’d love to hear back about your experiences making your own goddess scrubs! Please comment below and let us know how your skin is glowing!