One thing you need to know about this scrub: it smells amazing! I know everyone says that about their scrubs, but it’s really true! It’s refreshing and it’s a bit spicy, but I can’t describe it better than you can smell for yourselves. I usually make scrubs with sugar, but this time I wanted to use Himalayan salt because (1) it’s pretty and (2) it’s supposedly good for the body. This type of salt contains loads of minerals and magnesium, so it’s commonly used in making bath salts. It also soothes soreness, detoxifies and hydrates, so I see no reason it shouldn’t be used in a body scrub. Next, we have ginger, which increases blood circulation and tones the skin, leaving it fresh and radiant. And did I mention this smells divine? Oh, wait, I did. Make it for yourself as a wintertime treat or make it for someone dear as a last-minute holiday gift.
WHAT YOU NEED
- 4 tbsp Himalayan salt
- 1 small piece of ginger (2 cm)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 drops orange essential oil
In a food processor, grind the Himalayan salt so that it’s not too chunky and rough on the skin. Add the peeled ginger and mix together.
Place the salt and ginger in a clean bowl/jar and mix with the olive oil and orange essential oil.
The scrub should be enough for 2-3 uses. Store in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.