Coconut Oil Beauty Tips - Hand Scrub with Himalayan Pink Salt

Posted on November 08, 2016 by PBC Admin | 0 Comments

Coconut Oil Beauty Tips: Himalayan Pink Salt Hand Scrub

Hello, cold weather, and welcome to dry skin season! Winter weather and brisk winds bring on the inevitable dry, scratchy, red hands. Nobody wants it, but once the temperatures start dropping dry skin is hard to avoid.

There is a simple, inexpensive solution to cold weather dry skin, and it can be made using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

 

Coconut Oil Salt Scrub

Pink Sea Salt Hand Scrub with Coconut Oil

Once cold weather season hits keeping skin moisturized becomes nearly impossible without constant care. This detoxifying and moisturizing DIY hand scrub is all that you need. Himalayan pink salt will scrub away the outer layer of dead skin allowing the rejuvenating coconut and lavender oil to bring scaly, dry skin back to life.

 

How does coconut oil hand scrub work?

Pink Sea Salt Coconut Oil Hand Scrub in a bowl

Coconut oil plays the leading role in this skin-healing concoction. Your skin will instantly soak up the moisture from the oil and leave it feeling ever-so-soft and supple. Once the coconut oil sinks into the cracks of your skin, it will begin to soothe away the dryness. Since coconut oil is an anti-fungal, it also works wonders for eczema and psoriasis.

Next comes the magic of the salt, Himalayan pink salt crystals to be exact. If you've never heard of this miracle of nature, Natural Living Ideas has packaged up a beautiful list of all of its benefits. For the purpose of this scrub, we chose it for its detoxification and purification qualities. 

Last, but not least, is lavender essential oil. Nothing is as relaxing as the scent of lavender. With its calming, stress relieving properties, lavender is the perfect essential oil for a healing, DIY skin scrub.

 

Coconut oil salt scrub with Himalayan pink salt

A bowl of pink sea salt hand scrub made with coconut oil

Makes enough hand scrub for approximately 8 uses

Recipe adapted from The Coconut Mama

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground Himalayan pink salt
  • 5-10 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

  1. Slightly soften coconut oil in a microwave for approximately 10 seconds.
  2. Add remaining ingredients into coconut oil and whip with spoon until fluffy.
  3. Apply approximately 1/2 tablespoon to hands (or feet) and massage gently for 2 minutes; repeat on other hand.
  4. Rinse with warm water.
  5. Optional for optimum results: before rinsing, wrap each hand (or foot) separately in plastic wrap and let sit for 10 minutes. This will allow for full absorption into the skin.
  6. NOTE: Coconut oil is slippery, so please be careful.

Don't hesitate to try this beautiful and healing DIY scrub today. Your skin won't be disappointed!

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