Transform your shower into a heavenly spa with a Dead Sea Salt Scrub! Discover the recipe in this post – perfect for exfoliating and revitalizing your skin and calming the mind.
Doesn’t a Dead Sea Salt scrub sound amazingly therapeutic? It’s because it is!
Read on to discover my recipe for a Dead Sea Salt scrub that leaves your skin looking and feeling utterly gorgeous – thanks to the mineral salts!
Simple Dead Sea Salt Scrub Recipe
- 1/2 cup (4.5oz) of dead sea salt
- 2 tbsp (0.5 oz) of shea butter
- 1/8 cup (0.5 oz) of sweet almond oil
- 1/8 cup (0.5 oz) of argan oil
- 1 tsp of poppy seeds (optional)
- 20 drops of grapefruit essential oil for fragrance (optional)
Step 1: Melt the butter and oils together on low-medium heat in a pan on the stove.
Step 2: Add the salt to the container you’re planning to store it in.
Step 3: Pour the melted oils over the salt.
Step 4: Stir together well.
Step 5: Stir in poppy seeds.
Step 6: Add the fragrance oils and mix in well.
Step 7: Stir it up again to break loose once it cools.
How to use Dead Sea Salt Scrub
Wet your skin with warm water (say in the bath or shower), then massage the scrub in a circular motion into the dead skin.
Allow the scrub to remain on your skin for a few minutes for the best benefits. Rinse off when desired, dry yourself, and then finish with a good skin moisturizer.
I personally keep this in the shower and use it about once a week.
Note: I do not recommend using this as a face scrub, as the salt granules are rather coarse
What is a Dead Sea Salt Scrub?
The Dead Sea is known worldwide for its high mineral content. This exact recipe uses its sea salts to create a Dead Sea Salt scrub for the skin.
The minerals in the salts are amazingly good for the skin. They help improve the skin’s texture while gently scrubbing away dead skin cells.
Benefits of Dead Sea Salt Scrub
I love using Dead Sea salt on my skin. It gently exfoliates without causing irritation and leaves my skin looking brand new, soft, fresh, and clean.
It’s a fabulous scrub to use before heading out for the day to improve how your skin looks and feels before you go.
Or perhaps your skin needs some extra special attention during the winter months? To slough off patches of dry skin and brighten its texture. This is truly where a Dead Sea Salt scrub comes into its own.
Here are some extra benefits:
Dead Sea salt acts as a natural, gentle exfoliant. It’s great for sensitive skin types, gently removing dead skin cells to reveal fresher, smoother skin underneath. The fine salt granules are effective yet soft on the skin, making it suitable for regular use.
Dead Sea salt is loaded with minerals like silica, calcium, and zinc, which are all amazing for the skin.
I’ve noticed that my Dead Sea salt recipe is amazing for helping my skin look fresher! My skin certainly looks brighter after using it. What’s not to love?!
I store my Dead Sea salt scrub in an airtight glass jar with a screw-top that I had lying around. But you can use any type of container, really!
Just make sure it’s airtight; after all, salt dissolves when it gets wet, so it’s best to keep it as dry as possible until you use it.
A cool, dark place like a kitchen cabinet is ideal for prolonging its shelf life. The maximum I’ve been able to stretch this is 3-4 weeks before I find myself making a new batch!
- Use caution when using this in the tub, as the oils will make the floor slippery.
- This scrub is to be used only on the body. Avoid delicate areas and the face. If you want a scrub for the face, try this face scrub recipe.
- Do not use on broken, sore, or irritated skin.
- Always do a patch test first to see how your skin responds before use.
How often should you use a dead sea salt scrub?
- This scrub can be used once or twice weekly, whichever works best for your skin. It can be used as you would any other body exfoliator.
- I would limit use to once a week to avoid potential skin upset, and always go gently so you don’t upset your skin.
Are sea salt scrubs good for the skin?
Yes, they are!
They help exfoliate the skin gently, improving the skin’s texture and appearance and also offering cleansing properties that keep blemishes at bay.
Can I substitute Dead Sea Salt with other salt?
I recommend doing your own research on the therapeutic benefits of those other salts, as they may be different from Dead Sea Salt.
Can I use this scrub on my face?
I would suggest using this sea salt scrub on the body only and not the face. Sea salt is a touch more coarse than sugar, which is why I suggest using only sugar scrubs, or other gentle exfoliators on the face.
You can try this peppermint and mocha face scrub for your face!
This really is one of those DIY recipes to keep in your toolbox for when your skin needs some extra care and loving attention!
I just love how my skin feels after using it, and the best thing? You’ll get multiple applications out of one batch, making this a great scrub to have on standby.
If you do try making and using this recipe, please leave a review or feedback in the comments below; I love hearing from you!
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- Melt the butter and oils together on low-medium heat in a pan on the stove.
- Add the salt to the container you’re planning to store it in.
- Pour the melted oils over the salt.
- Stir together well.
- Then, stir in poppy seeds.
- Add the fragrance oils and mix in well.
- Stir it up again to break the salt mix up loose once it cools.
Use caution when using this in the tub, as the oils will make the floor slippery.
Use weekly or as needed.
While the poppy seeds do provide minimal exfoliation, I included them mostly for the way they look. Feel free to leave them out!