Margaritas are my favorite warm weather cocktails. I thought it would be fun to use the ingredients from my favorite drink to make a DIY salt scrub for my face and body. I used this scrub on my face and found it to be extremely refreshing, my skin felt so soft and clean afterward. Read on for a homemade face and body exfoliator that’s perfect for summer.
DIY Salt Scrub Recipe:
(Yields 1-2 servings)
Juice of 2 fresh lime wedges
1/4 cup sea salt
2 tablespoons hazelnut, rice bran or olive oil (I decided to use hazelnut oil)
Lemon or grapefruit essential oil (I used a little of both because I couldn’t decide which one to use)
Put the ingredients in a bowl, mix it up, and apply to the skin in a circular motion for about 30 seconds. Rinse and pat dry. Store leftovers in a cool, dry place.
Sea salt deep cleans, detoxes and exfoliates the skin (source)
Lime juice reduces scarring (source)
Hazelnut oil unclogs pores, balances the skin with moisture (source)
Note: spot test the mixture on a discreet area before use. If you become irritated, do not use this scrub!