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How to Make a DIY Himalayan Salt Scrub (Including 3 Recipes!)

by Janice FERGUSON on Jul 06, 2021

How to Make a DIY Himalayan Salt Scrub Recipes Inspire Me Naturally

Himalayan salt scrubs are ideal for nourishing dry, dull and flaky skin - especially during the winter months. The best part? Instead of forking out on expensive serums and body oils, these homemade salt scrubs can easily be created at home using just a few natural ingredients.

Keep reading as we explain how Himalayan salt scrubs can improve our skin, along with 3 x DIY Himalayan salt scrub recipes you can try for yourself!

How do Himalayan salt scrubs improve our skin?

Salt scrubs are incredibly effective at rejuvenating dry, lacklustre skin. But how exactly do they work?

Salt scrubs are most commonly used as a method of exfoliation. As you massage the tiny granules of salt into your body, they gently exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating your skin removes the dry, dead skin cells, and allows new cells to regenerate. Exfoliation also helps to stimulate your blood circulation. This is what gives you that fresh “glow” and smooth, supple skin!

While you can use regular granulated salt or sugar for your homemade scrubs, we prefer using a mineral-rich salt like Himalayan salt. Himalayan pink salt is packed with over 84+ trace minerals including magnesium, potassium and calcium.

How can you create your own DIY Himalayan salt scrub?

Creating your own DIY Himalayan salt scrub is simple. You really only need 2 main components: granulated Himalayan salt, and a carrier oil like jojoba or almond oil. We also love to incorporate essential oils for some extra wellness benefits (and a beautiful fragrance!). 

Different essential oils can be used to target different things - for example, lavender oil is perfect for calming and soothing, while Geranium oil is extremely hydrating for mature skin.

Here are 3 Himalayan salt scrub recipes you can try at home today:

Energising Himalayan Salt Scrub

This natural scrub will help to invigorate tired skin! Feel the zing with this fresh, tangy combination of ginger and grapefruit. 

You’ll need: 

¼ cup of Himalayan pink salt

¼ cup sweet almond oil 

5 x drops Ginger essential oil 

5 x drops Frankincense essential oil 

5 x drops Grapefruit essential oil 

Mix together in an airtight container. Gently massage the scrub into damp skin for 60 seconds, then rinse with warm water. 

Youthful Himalayan Salt Scrub

Patchouli and geranium oil are well-known for giving skin a more supple and youthful appearance (yes, please!). Use this natural scrub to tone, tighten and refresh:  

You’ll need: 

¼ cup of Himalayan pink salt

¼ cup sweet almond oil 

9 x drops Myrrh essential oil 

4 x drops Patchouli essential oil 

4 x drops Geranium essential oil 

Mix together in an airtight container. Gently massage the scrub into damp skin for 60 seconds, then rinse with warm water. 

Tropical Himalayan Salt Scrub 

Packed with Vitamin C, lemon oil is perfect for nourishing your skin. This tropical combination also smells delicious! 

You’ll need: 

¼ cup of Himalayan pink salt

¼ cup liquid coconut oil 

10 x drops Lemon essential oil 

Mix together in an airtight container. Gently massage the scrub into damp skin for 60 seconds, then rinse with warm water. 

Recipes adapted from Modern Essentials: 8th Edition. 

These DIY Himalayan salt scrubs also make great homemade gift ideas for family and friends so you can share the love. You can shop our full range of Himalayan pink salt, essential oils and bath products online here! 

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