The DIY Lavender Sea Salt Scrub That Makes Pampering Easy and Cheap

Have you pampered yourself recently? I know, adding up the costs of going to a spa, getting a facial, and purchasing beauty products is not exactly in the budget. What is in the budget is this DIY lavender sea salt scrub. Using ingredients you likely already have at home, you can whip up a batch of this scrub in no time, saving you money. Even better, you know it's completely natural because you made it.

Why use sea salt scrubs? They are an excellent exfoliant that leaves your skin feeling smooth as butter. They also invigorate the skin which increases circulation and regenerates it giving you a more youthful look. Plus, adding essential oils to the mix can make it smell amazing and offer up even more benefits. Follow this tutorial by Angelina Nicolle and see for yourself. Once you discover how easy it is to make your own you'll wonder why you bothered forking over cash for over priced sea salt scrubs at the beauty store in the first place. So go on, grab a mortar and pestle and let's get started.

To begin this quick DIY project, scoop the salt flakes into the mortar and add the coconut oil. Be stingy with the coconut oil here. If you want it to be more oily, you can add more later. Add a few drops of essential lavender oil and a couple ground pieces of dried lavender to make it extra fragrant. Mix with the pestle until everything combines into a dry, crumbly texture. Scoop it into your jar and pamper away!

While lavender is the main scent here, you can use all kinds of other essential oils and ingredients. Peppermint, jojoba, rose petal, ginger, green tea, grapefruit, lemon zest, or lime, these all work nicely. Mix up a few mini jars and pass them out as gifts for Mother's Day, birthdays, or any special occasion really. Like you, everyone else could use a little pampering every now and again.

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