DIY: Home Spa Salt Scrub

Former McGill student and herbal maven Angie Oriana Jenkins has been kind enough to offer us a recipe to make our own Home Spa Salt Scrub completely free of the Dirty Dozen, or the 12 toxins commonly found in commercial cosmetic products sold in Canada. At least 80% of all cosmetics sold in this country contain at least one ingredient among the Dirty Dozen.

According to Angie...

Salt scrubs detoxify, exfoliate and soften skin, leaving you with a healthy glow. They are even reputed to clear your energy field (aka aura or subtle body). Apply the scrub all over your body while you're in the bath or shower and then rinse. You may want to avoid sensitive skin areas on your face. Use the following scrub once or twice a week.

First of all, find a container that you love. Fill it with:
* 3 parts course (“small” grain) Sea Salt
* 1 part Oil (She likes to mix Grapeseed, Sweet Almond and Apricot Kernel)
* a palmful of Fragrant Herbs (Ideas: Lavender Flowers, Roses, Mint, Rosemary)
* OPTIONAL: a pinch of Colourful Herbs (Ground Elderberries for purple, Turmeric for orange, Alkanet Root for maroon). You may need to purchase whole elderberries and grind them in a coffee grinder.
* a few drops of a non-irritating Essential Oils (Lavender, Chamomile or Patchouli). Some essential oils, such as Cinnamon, burn the skin so be sure to do some research beforehand. A good aromatherapy resource is The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless.

Stir all of this together (Angie uses specially designed chopsticks for cosmetics), and voila!  Your salt scrub is ready.

If you like this recipe, you may want to check out Angie "Oriana" Jenkins' other salt scrubs and herbal cosmetic products at Sister Lotus. She also has a Facebook page.

Pssst...My husband used my homemade shampoo and his hair looks good, albeit voluminous.

Related posts:

DIY: Moisturizer and Shampoo
Cosmetics: the Dirty Dozen
Dirty Dozen in my Personal Care Products
Living Downstream by Sandra Steingraber
Airing our Dirty Laundry
The Mile End Buzz around Beekeeping



Post a Comment