Adding lemon to a salt scrub offers wonderful perks to your at home spa like exfoliation treatment.
Body scrubs are a great opportunity for you to feel fresh, clean and alive by utilizing the exfoliating benefits of sea salt to perk up tired looking skin. Our bodies continually replenish skin cells and body scrubs help our appearance by sloughing off those dry, old cells that accumulate on the surface.
Lemons have long been a staple for natural beauty. Their fresh, clean scent is not only spiritually uplifting, but wonderful for perking up tired, ashen skin. By stimulating skin function, lemon helps to tauten aging skin, reduce sebaceous production in oily skin, and its antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial benefits help clear up blemishes.
Lemon essential oil is found in the rinds of the lemon and released by cold pressing. This oil can be used in numerous ways for home, health and beauty. The citronellol can be irritating to sensitive skin and should always be blended with an oil before applying to the skin or to bath water.
The base for this salt polish consists of sea salt, grapeseed oil and castile soap. A combination of exfoliation, moisturizing and cleansing.
Sea salt is cleansing and detoxifying in that it draws out impurities. Table salt is more refined, therefore it lacks many of the minerals of the ocean and is left with chemicals from the refining process.
Grapeseed oil is the lightest of the oils, has very little odor and won't leave behind a greasy feeling on your skin.
If you prefer I can either add coconut oil and reduce the grapeseed oil or substitute coconut oil for the grapeseed oil. This blend will have a drier consistency. Just let me know.
The addition of the gentle cleansing action of castile soap assists in washing away those old dead skin cells sloughed off by the abrasive action of the salts.
Standing in the shower, wet the areas the salt polish is to be applied. Salt scrubs may be too harsh for the sensitive skin of the face. If you choose to use a salt scrub on your face be very gentle and don't let it get into your eyes. Use the scoop to mix it up a bit, as the oil may surface to the top. Scoop out a bit at a time and apply to either your entire body (use circular motions starting with your feet and work upwards) or just do the rough spots such as knees, elbows and heels. Some people use their fingers to apply, others find it easier to use a washcloth since the body polish may be drippy.
It is your choice to finish up by rinsing off in the shower or stopper the tub and let yourself enjoy the luxury of a therapeutic bath. There is no need to wash your body again. You don't want to remove the beneficial oils. Once finished, follow up with a moisturizer if desired.
No time for the fuss or a follow-up bath? When in a hurry, you can still benefit from this salt polish. Just add a lump (it holds together well) to your wash cloth or mitt and wash as you would with your body wash or bar soap.
Notice how your skin literally glows and is so very soft.
Salt scrubs can be used once a week but due to varying skin types be your own judge as to the frequency without drying out your skin.
Add the juice of half a lemon to a morning glass of water and help flush out your system. Drink plenty of water for beautiful skin.
Lemon Zest Salt Body Polish comes in a plastic screw top jar weighing about 15 oz. Included is a small plastic scoop which holds up to 1.5 Tbsp.
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