In the past weeks, we’ve covered fun DIYs for the face, lips and hair. What’s left? The body!
It’s still winter, so if you’re experiencing dry and flaky skin like me, this is the perfect remedy. Once again, I’ve kept it super simple so that it’s not intimidating. It’s so easy to make and incredibly effective, you’ll be baby smooth in no time.
What you’ll need (1 application):
- Bowl or jar
- 1 cup of course sea salt
- ½ cup of baby oil
Here’s what you do:
1. Mix and stir the sea salt and baby oil.
2. Massage onto the skin paying close attention to the spots that need a little more TLC like elbows, knees and feet.
3. Rinse well with warm water. No need for body wash.
4. Pat yourself dry.
- Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils for a little aromatherapy.
- Let your scrub sit for a day if you’d like a ‘gentler’ exfoliation.
- Make a few days worth and leave by your sink to use as a nightly hand exfoliator.
It’s amazing what a little sea salt and baby oil could do for your skin! Try this at home and you’ll love the way your skin smells and feels baby soft.
Until next time, stay pretty… inside and out.
Just curious about the “baby oil”.. as in mineral oil? I thought that mineral oil is very bad for the skin, that it breaks it down..
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An easy diy body scrub is great, but using Baby Oil is not so great.
Any natural oil you like will work.
Olive oil, Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil or even Peanut Oil.
These are all natural, just pick one you like & mix it with whatever type of salt you prefer.
You can also add lemon or orange zest, or a few drops of vanilla extract or peppermint extract if you want to change it up.
Also, don’t forget that if you get it wet then bacteria can grow in it.
As long as you keep it in a container that is air tight it can last for months.
*Baby Oil is not natural, it’s derived from petroleum, is pretty hard to hard to rinse off. It forms a barrier between your skin and everything else, so it’s not optimal for your skin as a scrub, but you can definitely use it afterwards to seal in all the softness.