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DIY salt and sugar body scrubs

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Salt scrubs and sugar scrubs work wonders to soften skin and exfoliate dead skins cells. But the prices in the stores are outrageous! Here are several recipes so you can make your own, for pennies. And remember, they make fantastic gifts!

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Salt scrubs tend to be more coarse, while sugar scrubs are gentler and recommended for sensitive skin. Keep in mind the type of salt you use will also make a difference, large crystal sea salt is more coarse than finely ground.

As for sugar, you can use plain white sugar or brown sugar.

Rosemary peppermint salt scrub

2 cups coarse grain sea salt

1 cup 
olive oil


1/4 ounce liquid glycerin soap

5 drops 
Rosemary essential oil

5 drops 
Peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Heat the oil and soap in pot until warm.

Then stir in the salt, add rosemary and peppermint essential oils.

Allow to cool before use.

Citrus salt or sugar scrub

1/2 cup sea salt or sugar

1/2 cup oil of your choice (jojoba, almond, olive)

1 teaspoon citrus zest (lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit or a mix)

Directions

Mix ingredients together.

Rub on skin while in the shower and rinse off.

Lavender salt or sugar scrub

1/2 cup coarse sea salt or sugar

1/3 cup of grapeseed oil (you can also use jojoba, almond or coconut oil)

1 tablespoon of dried lavender

8 drops of lavender essential oil

Directions

Mix together

Lemony thyme scrub

1 cup salt


1/2 cup pure organic almond oil

the zest of one lemon


2 teaspoons fresh thyme, leaves stripped from the stems

Directions

Pour the salt into a clean container with a tight-fitting lid

Add the lemon zest and thyme.

Pour the almond oil over top and stir

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