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Salt Body Scrub

Updated on December 16, 2015

Bathing and showering are an important part of health and wellbeing.  Not only for keeping our body clean but for the added relaxation that involves a long soak in the bath or an invigorating shower.  You can treat yourself with pampering items from a huge range of products available, yet one of the simpler and best exfoliants is simple salt. 


This is a gentler version of a treatment found in many European Spas and it is guarantee to start your day with a boost of energy.


Coarse salt scrubs are good for removing dead skin and are the ideal treatment for skin detoxification.

Salt And Essential Oils For A Good Detox

Salt And Essential Oils For A Good Detox
Salt And Essential Oils For A Good Detox

Benefits Of A Salt Scrub

  • A scrub clears the pores and takes away dead skin cells so that your skin is fresher and smoother.
  • It promotes cell renewal.
  • It makes your skin tingle and glow with energy.
  • It stimulates the circulation and the elimination of toxins.
  • Balances the skin oil production.

Preparing A Salt Scrub

For a body scrub, you should use coarse salt rather than fine salt which is suitable only for the face. You can apply the salt directly to your body in handfuls if you are in a hurry, but it is easier to work if you mix it into a paste with virgin olive or sesame oil. This will have the added advantage of nourishing your skin. You will need a handful of coarse salt and two tablespoons of oil.

If you prefer to aromatize your salt scrub you can also use aromatherapy essential oils. A drop of rose or lavender oil will add a nice smell to your scrub.

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and take this with you into the bathroom. Before starting, make sure that you have everything ready: a warm bath, hot clean towels, a warm bathrobe.

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After a salt scrub has been applied and washed off, apply a rich, moisturizing body butter, oil or cream to replenish the skin’s moisture.

How To Body Scrub

  • Stand under a warm shower for a couple of minutes and make sure your whole body is wet.
  • Step out of the water, scoop some of the scrub mixture into your hand and starting from your feet, massage it well into your skin using circular movements.
  • Use circular movements all the way up your body. Pay particular attention to cellulite forming areas like thighs and bottom.
  • Finally, after doing your back and tummy, do your arms, and hands.
  • Step back into the shower and massage the scrub into your skin under the water until it has been washed off.
  • If you can, turn the hot water off and have a splash of cold water.
  • Wrap up in a warm towel and dry yourself.
  • Put on a dressing gown and lie down for a couple of minutes before you start dressing.

You should feel a tingle all over your body and feel energized from head to toe.

Benefits Of A Cold Shower:

Having a cold shower has a remarkable effect on the circulation. Apart from widening the arteries and increasing circulation, a cold shower also boosts the body’s production of white blood cells, destroying circulating toxins. A cold shower also increases your metabolism so you can burn calories more quickly and feel more energetic.

Massage For Cellulite

Massaging areas of cellulite once or twice a day will improve circulation and minimize the appearance of hard fatty lumps. You can easily do this at home in front of a mirror to ensure that you treat all the areas needed. Massage firmly but not so hard that you hurt or bruise yourself. Apply a moisturizing cream or oil so the massage goes smoothly and there is no friction which would cause broken thread veins.


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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Oh, this is just what I need. I'm off to the health store for coarse salt ( already have oils and essential oils). So thrilled to find out about this. I can do it myself - yeaaaah! Big thanks for this, princessa!

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      FeliciaM 6 years ago from Canada

      I have done a salt scrub before a shower and my skin feels sooo good after. I mix my coarse sea salt with almond oil and add different essential oils (depending on my mood). Done this for years and highly recommend it! I even made them for christmas gifts one year for my sisters. Thanks for the hub!

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      PaperNotes 7 years ago

      Now I have to stock some more salt in the pantry. Not for cooking but for beautifying! Thanks for the great idea about salt.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago


      Really great ideas! Must try! I agree it sounds relaxing as well. I have tried the mud bath but never the salt scrub!

      Thank you for sharing!


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      Wendy Iturrizaga 9 years ago from France

      Patty and Moon daisy: a salt scrub is certainly a very easy and economic way to keep your skin glowing. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      Moon Daisy 9 years ago from London

      That sounds lovely, so nice and relaxing. I definitely want to try it when I next get a few hours to myself!

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      This sounded good as soon as I read the title. Bath salts are fantastic - I used to have a friend that made them and I wonder if she still has her recipes... But I'll just use your esay suggestions here! Thanks you for a great Hub!