‘Holiday Glow’ Sea Salt Body Scrub
There is nothing like a day at the beach to give your skin sun-kissed softness from a good dive into the salty sea. When you crave that feeling without a Caribbean beach just around the corner, this scrub will do the trick and give your skin a holiday-like glow, minus the tan, but hey, it’s the 21st century and tans are not so hot these days.
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp avocado oil
3 tbsp sea salt
10 drops of peppermint essential oil
5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
3 drops of lemon essential oil
3 drops of sage essential oil (do not use sage essential oil during pregnancy)
Melt the coconut oil in a double boiler. Once it has softened, take off the heat and stir in the avocado oil. Let the mixture cool down.
Add the sea salt and carefully drop in the essential oils. Stir well. Transfer to a glass jar and keep the scrub in a cool place. Use this scrub once a week all over your body for smooth and glowing skin. Always rinse the scrub off well after the treatment.
Coconut oil has amazing moisturising and nourishing properties. Avocado oil is full of protein and fats, both great for strong and moisturised skin and hair. Ideal for dry skin, it is also rich in vitamins C, E and K as well as magnesium and potassium. Sea salt is a disinfectant and full of minerals. Peppermint essential oil improves focus and boosts energy. Eucalyptus essential oil is invigorating and generally purifies the body. Sage essential oil is stimulating, invigorating, antiperspirant, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, wound-healing and skin-regenerating. Lemon essential oil is cleansing and high in vitamin C.
Shelf Life: 4–6 months. Store in a cool, dark place.
This is an edited extract from All Natural Beauty by Karin Berndl & Nici Hofer ($34.99) published by Hardie Grant Books and is available in stores nationally.