Sea Salt Scrub Using Young Living Essential Oils
Over the past few years, I’ve heard a lot about these things called Essential Oils ~ it was something like a *buzz* word. I didn’t know much about them, and when I looked some up, I found myself staring wide-eyed at the price tag that came with them, and then hunting on Ebay and other sites for discounted ones that were a little more wallet-friendly. What I found was… well, let’s just say limited and less than satisfactory.
Then, a few weeks ago, a friend of mine, Laura, here at Awe Filled Homemaker started telling me about Young Living and REAL essential oils, and I began learning about the differences between pure essential oils vs. knock-offs ~ and let me tell you, it is tremendous! The Grand Canyon has nothing on the gap between the oils haha!
I am a military wife and a homeschooling Mamma, which basically means that I am great at bargain hunting I don’t like to waste my family’s money on cheap junk that will not last or work well, nor do I like to pay ridiculously high amounts for products or services. Because I am determined to be a good steward of our money, among other things, I have learned that in a lot of cases having a “do it yourself” mindset can be beneficial – unless electricity is involved; in that case, please, hire someone!
So, what does bargain hunting have to do with essential oils? The list could go on and on, believe me ~ but today, I’m going to share with you about one product that, with the help of Young Living Essential Oils, I have learned to make on my own: Moisturizing Salt Scrubs and not just any salt scrubs….
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Years ago, I was regularly invited to those in-home parties where a consultant would share various products, often beauty related, from the company she represented. One product I fell in love with was a salt scrub for your hands (and feet, elbows, etc…) ~ it was incredible! It left my hands feeling smooth and moisturized, it helped my nails be stronger and healthier; it exfoliated my skin… The only problem was a jar that was about 8 – 12 oz cost almost $40… I could go through that pretty quickly, and keeping it in stock could easily break the bank… so after doing some reading about various essential oils, I signed up with Young Living under Laura to be a distributor – honestly, my main reason for signing up wasn’t to sell the oils, but to get the benefits of being a distributor. When the oils arrived in the mail, I was so excited! The first thing I wanted to do was try to make my OWN version of the salt scrubs. I’ve tried a few different scents now, and they are wonderful ~ I’ve even been able to sell several jars! More about that later Now, I want to share with you how you can enjoy the benefits of homemade moisturizing salt scrubs!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
*Sea Salt or Epsom Salt (They are both great for your skin. Their scientific names are magnesium sulfate. The magnesium in these salts is excellent for reducing inflammation, flushing out toxins, and especially, for exfoliating your skin. You can also use sugar for this, though sugar doesn’t have all the health benefits the salts do, they do work great for exfoliation!)
*Virgin Coconut Oil, room temperature (You can use several different types of oils – as long as they are natural and not overly processed or chemically produced – but you want to be sure they are in their purest form. Vegetable Oil is not one I would suggest :P, but Olive Oil, Safflower Oil, Sunflower Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, etc… are great – just make sure they aren’t diluted with anything or made using high heat that can damage the properties of the oils)
*Vitamin E Oil (This is one that is just excellent for your skin! I personally love it because it has major antioxidant properties that help with anti-aging, healthy skin and nails, and it actually boosts your body’s collagen production which helps prevent wrinkles and loose/saggy skin by increasing elasticity and quickening regeneration of healthy skin cells. It can help reduce scarring and it can block free radicals which actually prevent healing in damaged/scarred areas of skin Taken orally, vitamin E can also help with hair health and growth! Again, it just needs to be in the purest, undiluted form.)
*Your favorite Young Living Essential Oil (I have used YL’s Lime Oil, Orange Oil, Lemon Oil, and Lavender Oil for Salt Scrubs. There are SO many possibilities! I’ve made Lime Coconut Scrub, Lemon Scrub, Orange Cream Scrub [I added a little vanilla in that one ~ think Creamsicle!], and a Lavender Vanilla Citrus Scrub… You just need to select your favorite oil or oils and give it a whirl!) Not only do you get the benefits of the scrub itself, but you also get the AMAZING benefits of Young Living’s Pure Essential Oils!
I also use my Ninja Master Prep to grind the salt finely. Using coarse salt is a little too rough on the skin, whereas grinding it into a fine powder leaves enough coarseness to exfoliate well without it being abrasive.
Grind up your about 2 cups of salt in the Ninja (or other food processor) until it resembles a fine powder (about 2 minutes).
Empty the salt into a medium-large mixing bowl (glass or metal – no plastic!)
Put about 1 ½ – 1 ¾ cups of Virgin Coconut Oil, 1/8 cup of Pure Virgin Olive Oil, and about 4 Tbsp Vitamin E Oil into the food processor (Ninja). Blend for about 2 minutes, stopping to push down any “chunks” of coconut oil that may get stuck at the top. Keep blending until it is whipped to the consistency of lotion, with no lumps.
Add in 20 – 40 drops of your choice of Young Living Essential Oil(s) – some of my favorites are Lime, Orange Peppermint, Lavender… There are literally dozens upon dozens of combinations! I also like to add in just 2 – 3 drops of Joy, Peace & Calming, and Purification oils just because of the awesome benefits of them, but they are totally optional
Blend it once more just to incorporate the Essential Oil(s), then pour the entire mixture over the salt in the bowl.
Stir to blend with a metal or wooden spoon, until all of the salt and oil mixture is evenly blended.
Pour it into glass jars to store 🙂 This recipe makes approximately 24 oz. of scrub.
Not only do you get the amazing health benefits of Young Living Essential Oils, you also get an inexpensive spa product that only costs about $6 per 24 oz to make! I could make over 13 jars for the price it would cost me for just 1 from those other companies and with a little scrap fabric and maybe some ribbon, these can be dressed up to make some really pretty, fancy, customizable gifts for friends and family!
This post was written for me by my sweet friend Shamberly. Shamberly is an Army Wife and homeschool momma! Don’t Forget to head over to >>> Young Living Essential Oils and learn more about YLEO. If you sign up for a premium membership with ME you will be blessed to be a part of the Oily Family team. Also, I provide everyone under me the goodies like the Essential Oil Reference Guide Found here >>> The Essential Oil Reference Guide. $35 value-FREE for my team members!