Salt Scrubs For Your Next Secret Santa

Poonam Bhatia

DIY rosemary salt scrubWhy Not Give Someone Great Skin?

As the holidays come around most of us are caught in up looking for the perfect gifts for our loved ones, but a long list of presents can be tough on the wallet and all of that shopping can wear you out. So instead, opt for a handmade gift like a yummy Rosemary Lemon Scrub that'll put a smile on your friends' faces and help them fend off the dry skin that accompanies winter!

What You'll Need:

1 & 1/2 cups Epsom salt
About 4 tablespoons of olive oil
Juice of 1-2 lemons
Zest of one lemon
2 sprigs of rosemary (dried)

--Makes 1/2 of salt scrub

Salt's Secret Benefits

Salt scrubs exfoliate and clear dead cells on your skin's surface, which in turn encourages new, healthy skin cells to grow in their place. The magnesium and sulfates in Epsom salt act as a strong combination, working together to reduce inflammation and to expel toxins. The exfoliation process also unclogs pores and improves blood circulation, leaving your skin looking healthy and glowing. 

A Powerful Pair for Healthy Skin

Rosemary and lemon are two powerful natural ingredients that are great for cleansing skin. Rosemary has antioxidant qualities that rid your skin's surface of dirt and germs. It's invigorating aroma adds a kick to this concoction that makes it an all-around relaxing formula. Along with rosemary, lemon imparts valuable vitamin C and lightens blemishes and darks spots. Adding a little olive oil makes this recipe the perfect moisturizing mixture!

How To:

Mix the salt, lemon juice, and lemon zest together in a bowl. Make sure it's mixed well before adding about 4 tablespoons of olive oil (use your judgement on this one, based on skin type). Add your chopped rosemary, mix thoroughly, and pack up into a jar for your friend! 

This scrub not only makes the cutest holiday treat for your friends, but it can be a present to pamper yourself with too!

What are your favorite DIY pampering formulas?

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