Q: Why is a scrub with sea salt such a good idea?
A: Because salt dissolves in warm water, so it won’t clog up your shower drain!
If you’ve ever DIYed anything for in the shower before, you know how big this is.
This scrub is really easy to make, and there’s even a good chance you already have all of the ingredients in your home.
This won’t lather up like the original Rub Rub Rub does. Unless you also have some Sodium laureth sulfate, Lauryl Betaine and Cocoamphoacetate lying around. But it will make your skin sooo sooooft, and shiny!
What you need:
- 3 tbsp. Fine sea salt
- 1 tbsp. Juice of a lemon
- 1 tbsp. Orange blossom water (or any other blossom water, like rose water)
- 1 tbsp. Coconut oil
- Optional, for a bit of fun: blue food coloring
1. Add one tablespoon of melted coconut oil to your salt. Stir it really well.
Coconut oil solidifies at room temperature, unless you’re blessed to live in a really hot country. If you don’t want to stir it each time you use it, you can easily use another oil, like almond or olive oil.
2. Add one tablespoon of lime or lemon juice. Stir it really well.
3. Add your blossom water until the salt looks nice and moist. Stir it really well.
Now you can add your food coloring if you want. Don’t get overly excited, like I did. ‘Cause your hands will look smurf’ed after you scrub. Just a hint of color will already brighten up your shower routine!
Bonus: how to give it the iconic Lush scent
I didn’t bother to do this with my scrub, but some people just really love Lush for its scents. To recreate it, add a few drops of Mimosa, Jasmine and Lemon essential oil to your scrub.
Enjoy your soft, glowing skin!