One of the most important rituals in your skincare routine is scrubbing or exfoliating your skin.
It speeds up the turnover of skin cells by helping remove old skin. This facilitates the appearance of young skin underneath.
Regular scrubbing helps you maintain healthy, radiant skin and it slows down the aging process.
Besides removing toxins and bacteria from your skin and balancing the skin’s oil production, it also unclogs pores.
Plus it improves blood circulation and the absorption of skincare products such as masks and moisturizers.
This rosemary sea salt body scrub with a coconut oil base is great to smoothen your skin.
Take full advantage of the health benefits of the salt’s minerals and the rich fatty acids and antioxidants of coconut.
And let’s not forget about the anti-aging properties of the phytonutrients and minerals of rosemary.
Sugar or salt?
I love using sugar as well as salt body scrubs as they both have their own benefits.
Sugar scrubs such as this lavender sugar scrub are very gentle on the skin. This is due to the shape of the granules and their chemical composition.
Although sugar intake is best kept low when it comes to food, it offers amazing benefits for the skin.
Sugar scrubs can be used more often than salt scrubs and are suitable for sensitive skin.
Salt scrubs on the other hand are more abrasive. This makes them ideal to use on areas of your body where the skin is tougher such as the bottom of your feet.
Their high mineral content offers therapeutic benefits, especially salt types such as Epsom salt, Dead sea salt or Himalayan salt.
Salt scrubs stimulate the detoxification process of the body and reduce inflammation.
Use them once a week max and avoid them if you have sensitive or irritated skin.
Rosemary sea salt body scrub
1/2 cup / 125 ml virgin coconut oil
1 cup / 250 grams coarse sea salt / Epsom salt / Dead sea salt
10 drops rosemary oil
You need virgin coconut oil in soft, creamy (but not liquid) consistency to make this rosemary sea salt body scrub.
If you use coconut oil that’s liquid, you will have to add more salt to it for easy application.
If your coconut oil is solid, soften it au bain marie, by putting the coconut oil in a bowl placed in a pan with shimmering water with the heat turned off.
Once it’s soft enough, remove the bowl from the water and let it cool off.
Add the rosemary oil, mix the two oils well and then add the salt.
Give it some time to absorb to make sure everything is fully mixed.
Use this scrub right before showering or a bath. Gently massage it into your skin with circular movements. Be mindful not to over-scrub or irritate your skin.
When you’re done massaging, turn on the shower and rinse your body well to remove the scrub properly.
Use a nourishing moisturizer afterwards.