Spring DIY: Lavender Salt Scrub

Lavender salt scrub

Now that spring has finally sprung and chased away this brutal winter, this is the perfect time to buff away that dry, winter-worn skin and reveal the glow underneath.  Reading about the benefits of coconut oil inspired me to try my hand at making a lavender-scented salt scrub incorporating this useful oil.

Here’s my easy DIY salt scrub that will leave your skin soft, smooth and ready for spring:

Ingredients:
Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt (lavender-scented)
Pink Himalayan salt
Virgin coconut oil

I took a really casual approach to making this scrub, so none of these measurements have to be exact; I just played around with it until it reached a consistency I liked. The container I used happened to hold about 1 cup of Epsom salts; then I melted about 2 tbsp of coconut oil in the microwave in 20 second bursts until it liquefied and mixed it well in to the Epsom salt; you can add more or less if you like but just make sure that it’s well incorporated into the salt.  I added about 1 tbsp of coarse Pink Himalayan salt for color (again, add more or less to suit your liking) and stirred with a plastic spoon until well mixed.

The coconut oil tends to harden after a while; just stir it again with a plastic spoon before you use it.  I like this scrub because it has a firmer consistency, and it’s not goopy like some scrubs where half of it slips through your fingers and ends up on the tub floor before you’ve had a chance to use it!  The heat from your hands liquefies the scrub nicely and it’s easy to apply to the body – I love using it on my hands, it’s makes them super soft and it smells heavenly!

before and after

From these before and after photos it’s obvious that someone needs a manicure – what better way to jump into the season than with a vibrant nail color – any suggestions? What beauty routines do you indulge in to spruce up your winter skin?  Let me know in the comments!

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