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DIY Epsom Salt Scrub

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When it comes to taking care of our skin, we know that it requires more than moisturizers to stay healthy. We use all kinds of luxurious products to keep it clean, bright and young. Apart from this, we spend hundreds on monthly spa sessions to pamper ourselves. After all, who doesn’t want gorgeous looking skin?

However, there are some beauty treatments that can give you great results in the comfort of your home. Not just that, these DIY beauty treatments are incredibly simple and require only a few commonly available ingredients. One such DIY is an Epsom Salt Scrub!

I spent this Sunday at home as it was freezing outside. Putting my time to good use, I whipped up a quick three-ingredient DIY Epsom Salt Scrub. Sounds simple, Right?

I have added Lavender essential oil to this Epsom Salt Scrub to enhance its benefits. Lavender oil is known for its therapeutic properties and has a beautiful fragrance. You can use any other essential oil of your preference or simply skip this step.

DIY scrubs are a great addition to your skincare routine. You can also try other recipes like  DIY Coffee Scrub and DIY Green Tea Scrub. These are full of antioxidants and leave the skin smooth and soft to touch.

What is Epsom Salt?

Epsom salt is magnesium sulphate. It is different from edible salt and is popular for its health and beauty benefits.

DIY Epsom Salt Scrub

Benefits of Epsom Salt

Exfoliant- Due to its coarse texture, Epsom Salt is great for use as a scrub. You can use it on the lips and body to slough away dead cells. Epsom salt is excellent as a foot scrub too.

Reduces Pain-Magnesium in Epsom Salt is absorbed into the body through the skin and helps in relieving muscular pain. That’s why you love to soak your feet in warm water filled with Epsom Salt after a long and tiring day.  You can also try this relaxing foot spa procedure to unwind after a long day. 

Relieves Stress-Epsom Salt is known to have a soothing effect on the mind and body. Bathing in a tub filled with Epsom Salt is an amazingly relaxing experience and also promotes better sleep.

Besides this, Epsom Salt is used for volumizing hair, improving circulation, regulating blood sugar levels and other benefits.

DIY Epsom Salt Scrub

Ingredients

One Cup Epsom Salt

Two Tablespoons Coconut Oil–  Coconut Oil is rich in fatty acids that are beneficial for the skin. It is a great moisturizer and a skin softener. Coconut Oil forms the perfect base for a scrub and leaves the skin moist and nourishes. If you want, you can use any other oil of your preference like Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil etc.

Few Drops Lavender Essential Oil (Optional) – Lavender Oil is known to soothe inflammations and provides relief from skin conditions. It has a soothing effect and is wonderful for use in DIY treatments.  This is an optional ingredient, you can use your favorite essential oil to enhance your experience.

DIY Epsom Salt Scrub
DIY Epsom Salt Scrub

Instructions

  1. Take all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix well with a spoon.
  3. Use in gentle circular motions to exfoliate dead skin cells.
  4. Use once a week for smoother and brighter skin.

This Epsom Salt Scrub is easy to whip up and instantly improves the appearance of the skin. The use of coconut oil will leave your skin soft and moisturized. It is great for providing relief from stress and muscular aches. If you love using Epsom Salt, then this is one scrub that you should try at least once.

Try this scrub at home this weekend and share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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Vasundhra Singh

26 Comments

  1. jossynana

    This such a great scrub and easy diy to make. thanks for sharing this.

    29 . Dec . 2017
  2. Corinne and Kirsty

    I had never heard of Epsom salt before. I love DIYs and I really need a good scrub right now!

    05 . Jan . 2018
  3. Inbar Shahak

    i love it, i used to buy those when i was younger, never thought of an option to make them myself , it looks efficient and comfortable to make at home

    05 . Jan . 2018
  4. Lena

    wow! this is a great idea, just perfect for my dry skin 😉 love scrubs so much! esspecially it’s super organis homemade scrub 😉

    05 . Jan . 2018
  5. keisha1989

    I like the fact that you added the benefits of Epsom salt. Thanks for sharing this and I am definitely going to try it out.

    05 . Jan . 2018
  6. Shell

    This salt scrub sounds absolutely fabulous! I can’t wait to try it out— I love finding new DIY beauty products!

    05 . Jan . 2018
  7. Rach Rob

    I love this post! Making my own epsom salts is totally up my alley!!!

    05 . Jan . 2018
  8. thegentlemanracer

    Great post, I honestly had always heard of Epsom Salt but didn’t know what it was for. I am gonna have to check it out.

    06 . Jan . 2018
  9. itshealthymoms

    thanks a lot for telling the benefits of Epsom salt and I’ll definitely try this scrub.

    06 . Jan . 2018
  10. Dustin

    Lots of people have told me to try an epson salt scrub. I will have to try this one out!

    06 . Jan . 2018
  11. Ami Rose

    I love Epsom Salt Baths and always spend a fortune on it. I’ve never thought of making my own.

    Ami xxx

    06 . Jan . 2018
  12. Rosie Romance

    I love epsom salt scrubs! When I’ve used them, they make me sleep like a baby. I will definitely have a go at making one of my own.

    Rosie

    http://www.rosieromance.com

    06 . Jan . 2018
  13. Agnes Vazhure

    I’ve been using Epsom salt scrub and I really loves it because it leaves my skin so soft and smooth. I will definitely try your DIY Epsom Salt Scrub.

    07 . Jan . 2018
  14. tanviidotcom

    That’s an easy DIY … I will definitely try it out.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    07 . Jan . 2018
  15. esperanzascottogmailcom

    I love epsom salts, especially for baths! I actually need to pick more up so this post was a perfect reminder! 😉

    07 . Jan . 2018
  16. MsDdah

    Thanks for the tips and highlighted benefits. Will give them a try! Great post!

    07 . Jan . 2018
  17. Jenny

    I love DIY beauty products. In fact, I was planning on making a salt or sugar scrub soon too since my skin is so dry!

    07 . Jan . 2018
  18. Ana Ojha

    I have heard great benefits of Epsom Salt but never used it! I liked your DIY as it is easy to make and free of harsh chemicals!

    07 . Jan . 2018
  19. chewoutloud

    I love homemade scrubs! My friend gave me a container of this salt scrub last Christmas and I used it all up! Great exfoliating

    07 . Jan . 2018
  20. jhilmilbhansali2002gmailcom

    That’s really simple and a easy DIY scrub. I actually needed something home made for my feet, shall try this out now!

    07 . Jan . 2018
  21. Sarmistha Goswami

    I have heard about Epsom salt but had no idea about its beauty benefits. Homemade scrubs are great and saves a lot of money too. I will be trying this one for sure.

    07 . Jan . 2018
  22. Cassandra Rose

    I’m currently running a Self-care through DIY club at my school and think my kids would LOVE this. We recently made lush bath bombs and couldn’t get over how relaxing they were! I’ll definitely post a picture once we make it this week.

    08 . Jan . 2018
  23. Chandre

    So it’s effect is way different from the proverb ” rubbing the salt on the wounds ” 🙂 . Jokes apart , We believe these DIY home made treatment are way better than creams bought right of the shelf . The Chemicals mixed and the long term effects of those are not know to us , but in DIY we exactly know what we are handling . Grt post

    08 . Jan . 2018
  24. Ellie Plummer

    Epsom salts are amazing so I may have to try this out. It sounds incredible.

    08 . Jan . 2018
  25. Elizabeth O

    I use Epsom Salt Scrub and I really like it because it leaves my skin so soft and brighter. But I haven’t tried to make some DIY Epsom salt scrub and its quite interesting. Will try it someday.

    15 . Jan . 2018
  26. Mira

    I love Epson Salts. Always add them in when taking a bath, but never considered making a scrub. Such a great idea! And I love coconut oil too. Will have to try it!

    03 . May . 2018

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