These homemade scrubbing bath salts are fantastic as a gift to a friend or to yourself! They're easy and cheap to make, they work wonderfully, and are extremely simple to personalize. They combine exfoliating, moisturizing, and relaxing fragrance all in one product, yet are cheaper than store bought body wash and don't require a loofah or moisturizing sponge. The scrub can help with many different kinds of skin problems. All you do is mix the salt and oil a little, take a handful, and scrub your entire body.
Approximate Time: 15 minutes
By Aysha from Boise, ID
Is it possible to use something else besides coconut oil? I am allergic
I forgot to log in the first time. Is it possible to use a different oil in lieu of coconut oil? I am allergic to it.
Sounds like a wonderful gift, and you can custom make it for different allergies and skin problems, like winter-dry skin.
It is absolutely OK to substitute the oil. Some will work better than others, but mineral oil works well too. Or you can just increase the other oils to make up for the missing coconut oil.
Can someone suggest another oil to use other than mineral oil?
I find it clogs my pores.
Thanks from Smoochie
This may sound like a dumb question, but where do you find sea salt?
Really, you can use many different oils, depending on your taste and allergies. Or you can just stick to Olive Oil if most others cause you problems. Aloe Vera, Avacado, and Hemp Seed oil can work too, though I don't use them because they're so expensive. Even fish oil can be used, but I really, really don't suggest it because Ewwwww, what a stink.
Sea salt can be purchased at almost any grocery store. Depending on the store, it can be placed in different aisles. But glance in the health food, spice, or baking aisle if nobody at the store knows where it is.
I am wondering if this makes the bathtub or shower slippery with the oil in it. Could you please let me know?
Yes it does. I find it's not bad in the shower, but the tub does get a little slippery. When I use it I spray some citrus cleaner and hot water to wash it all down the drain....but thats because I'm lazy. A basic quick clean should get rid of it.
Thanks for the reply Aysha. I was a little afraid of the slipperyness factor. I have to be careful because I fall anyway so I don't need anymore help with it. LOL
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