Monday, February 16, 2015

Worth Your Salt: Rosemary-Grapefruit Body Scrub

I love how more people are interested in making bath and beauty products from scratch. It's better for you, it saves resources, and it doesn't even take much time. I have several friends who make lovely concoctions, soothing to both body and soul, and I enjoy using them tremendously. I'm not as skilled as they are, but thankfully there are lots of simple things to try!

The dry winter air can be unforgiving on your skin, and sometimes it needs a little boost. Both exfoliating and moisturizing, a body scrub is easy to make from ingredients you probably have already:

Rosemary-Grapefruit Salt Body Scrub

Rosemary-Grapefruit Body Scrub

2 cups kosher salt
1 1/2 cups grapeseed oil
1/4 cup dried rosemary
zest of one pink grapefruit

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Store in airtight containers (you will have enough for yourself and a friend). Keep by the tub or in the shower. After washing, scoop some out with your fingertips and massage gently into your skin, then rinse off completely with hot water. Use once or twice a week to provide a barrier between your skin and the elements. Do be very careful—this stuff is slippery! Whatever oil is left on the surface of your skin after using will be absorbed, leaving your skin supple and smooth without the need for additional moisturizers.



  1. I love this! My skin has been so dry this winter! I have been experimenting with this using different oils and ingredients that I have around the house. Instead of grapefruit, I used oranges. My skin has much improved since using them. I even made one using lavender essential oil for fragrance. Great evening bath scrub!

    1. Great experimenting - oranges sound wonderful! I'm glad the scrub is working for you. I find it just gives my skin a little extra boost. And it feels nice, too :-)


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