Do you suffer from dry, dull or flaky skin? A DIY Himalayan salt scrub might be the perfect natural remedy for you.

You don’t always need expensive serums or treatments in order to give your skin some TLC. We love using homemade salt scrubs to exfoliate and stimulate our skin – and the best part is, they’re super simple to whip up at home using just a few natural ingredients.

How do Himalayan salt scrubs improve our skin?

Salt scrubs have been popular for many years as a natural treatment for tired, lacklustre skin. But how exactly do they work?

The tiny granules of salt help to exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells and allowing new cells to regenerate. Salt scrubs also help to stimulate your blood circulation. This is what gives you that fresh “glow” along with smooth, supple skin! Using a mineral-rich salt like Himalayan Salt means you also get the added benefit of your skin absorbing these 84+ trace minerals, too.

How can you create your own DIY Himalayan salt scrub?

Creating your own DIY salt scrub is simple using Himalayan salt, essential oils and a carrier oil like jojoba or almond oil. You can use different essential oils to target different skin troubles, too. To get you started, be inspired by these 3 Himalayan salt scrub recipes to rejuvenate your skin: 

DIY Himalayan salt, ginger and grapefruit 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 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.

DIY Himalayan salt, patchouli and geranium 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 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.

DIY Himalayan salt, coconut and lemon 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 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.

These recipes have been 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 salt, essential oils and bath and spa products online with free shipping Australia-wide.

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