Today I'm sharing a recipe for a great lemon-scented exfoliating scrub which you can use in the shower.
Lemon Exfoliating Scrub
To make this you will need:
- 1 cup sea salt or epsom salt. (if using sea salt a medium grind works best)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (in cold temperatures you will need to soften this)
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
Combine the salt and coconut oil in a glass or ceramic bowl using a large spoon or (if the oil is quite soft) you could use a whisk. Add the essential oil a couple of drops at a time mixing thoroughly after each addition. Spoon into a clean lidded glass jar.
To use scoop out and rub into your skin concentrating on knees, elbows and heels. Rinse well and follow with a good moisturiser.
The salt in this scrub acts to soften and smooth skin by removing dead cells. The coconut oil hydrates, moisturises and nourishes the skin.
Sweet orange essential oil can be used in place of lemon. A few dry and crushed peppermint leaves could also be added.
For a gentler option use 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup sugar.
Other scrub recipes to try:
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