Whipped lemon salt scrub is a body butter and salt scrub, all in one. It's whipped with shea butter, so it's light and airy. It will slough away dead skin cells but also leave your skin feeling dreamy smooth. Salt scrub is better than sugar scrub for hard areas like heels and elbows. It's almost sandal season so it's time to start getting rid of dry heels!
Salt Scrub vs. Sugar Scrub
What really separates salt scrubs from sugar scrubs is that they offer therapeutic, mineralization benefits. Salt granules work a little harder than a fine gentle sugar, making them a good choice for where skin that gets dry and calloused, like elbows and feet.
Sugar scrubs, like this brown sugar coconut scrub, are better for other areas that are more delicate like lips, face, neck, and chest. Sugar is gentler on your skin but will still get rid of skin dullness, uneven skin tone and fine lines due to our everyday exposure to pollution, dirt, stress and the sun's ultra-violet rays.
Salt Scrub Benefits
Salt scrubs are an ideal treatment for skin detoxification. The magnesium in Epsom salt reduces inflammation while sulfates flush out toxins. Salt scrubs are generally more abrasive because of their larger crystals so they do a better job at smoothing rough skin. Use once a week. salt scrubs invigorates the skin and helps to improve circulation, Sloughing away dead skin cells actually promotes the growth of healthy new cells. This regeneration process tightens the skin, giving it a firmer and younger-looking appearance.
The best thing about this salt scrub recipe is that it is mixed with shea butter, so it's way more emollient than a regular scrub made with coconut oil. It will leave your skin feeling super soft and moisturized. I use lemon essential oil, but you can also use any high-quality essential oil you like.
After you make this whipped lemon salt scrub, please let me know what you think of it!
- 1/2 cup Coconut oil
- 1/2 cup Shea Butter
- 15 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt or sea salt
- In a mixer combine at medium to high speed the coconut oil, shea butter, and lemon essential oil until smooth and creamy.
- At low-speed mix in the Epsom salt or sea salt until just combined.
If you have really dry skin you may also want to make my crock pot lotion bars. They are one of the most popular posts on my blog!