Make Your Own Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub

Updated on January 23, 2013
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Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub

My eyes have only recently been opened to the benefit of exfoliating with dead sea salt shower scrubs. I am in love! On a recent trip to a mall I was apprehended by one of those kiosk salesmen and could NOT get away- you know the ones I'm speaking of. The tedium of his excitement as he attempted to sell me products that I could neither afford nor wanted was making me ill. Wanting to be polite I kept listening. In my mind, I had set a time limit of 5 minutes to waste here and a budget total of zero dollars to spend on these products before gracefully declining this amazing opportunity for self-improvement I was being offered; however, I wound up buying a jar of dead sea salt scrub from him at a substantial cost to my meager budget ($69.95 for 11 oz.) but I must admit that my skin will never be the same. My 13 year old grandson kept laughing as we walked through the mall and saying: "Man, he saw you coming!". It was like heaven had opened its gates to me and from that day forward my life and skin would never be the same. I knew that I could NEVER afford to purchase this kind of product for myself on a regular basis but I craved having it always. I set out on a mission to make the scrub that I had purchased and I am quite happy with the results. I will always have dead sea salt scrubs to enhance the appearance of my skin and also enhance my overall well-being-mind, body and spirit- that's what it's all about.

Now, on to the making of the dead sea salt scrub. There are a variety of sites that have valuable information on this process so surf the web to your heart's content. Assemble your ingredients and be creative! Generally speaking, you will use 1/3 to 1/2 the amount of oil as salt. You can mix several oils or use only one; the greatest rewards are it is all up to you and your preferences with no chemicals involved-and of course, heavenly smooth, exfoliated skin. I have very dry skin and have always fought allergic reactions and breakouts so I use only high quality oils and salts and I have not had an allergic reaction since I began making my own stuff. My sincerest thanks go out to that kiosk salesman and my new found appreciation for the benefits of NO MORE CHEMICALS on my skin.

This scrub is not intended for use on your face. Salt can tear the delicate skin on our face. Opt for a small amount of olive oil to cleanse your face and it will thank you.

One last note about the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils. Essential oils are beneficial for your skin (you can research this online) while fragrance oils only carry a desired fragrance with no benefits to your skin. My choice is always essential oils and helping heal and/or relieve problems; however, some people just prefer a specific scent and the therapeutic benefits are not their priority. You choose for yourself which path you want to take.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Dead Sea Salt
  • 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup (according to your tastes) Oil, sweet almond, coconut, avocado, apricot kernel, grapeseed, hemp seed, etc.
  • 12 drops of essential oils of your choice (good choices include patchouli, sandalwood and lavender) Essential Oils of your preference or Fragrance Oil of your preference
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
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Dead Sea Salt Shower Scrub

  1. Measure your dead sea salt into a metal or glass bowl.
  2. Start adding your oil mix slowly and stir until you get the consistency you like. Use a metal spoon to stir your salts. Wooden or plastic spoons will absorb the smells of your oils.
  3. Now add your essential oil or fragrance oil and vitamin E oil and stir well. The vitamin E oil will act as a preservative and I have never had an issue with bacterial growth in any of my products.
  4. Once stirred well spoon into a container of your choice. I like to use plastic PET containers, which are made to hold fragranced cosmetics. I don't want glass slipping out of my hand in the shower and breaking. I don't like to clean up those kinds of messes or actually any kind of unnecessary messes.
  5. To use this wonderful concoction you have just created get in the shower and get wet! Turn the water off. Take a spoonful of your salts and start at your feet working in circular motions upwards toward your chest (get another spoonful of salt as needed and don't get water in your container. Water causes bacterial growth). Don't forget your underarms and please, please, please don't shave until after your have used your shower scrub. That is a stinging sensation you will not appreciate. Once you have massaged the salt onto your skin just breathe in the intoxicating essence of what you have created and relax for a few minutes giving the dead sea salt and oil time to work their magic. Finally, turn the shower back on and rinse off. Now you can shave your legs if you wish and you won't be sorry that you waited.
  6. Enjoy the clean, moisturized skin that comes from what you have created all by yourself. Revel in the fact that your skin will not be absorbing any chemicals from this home spa treatment.

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Questions & Answers

  • I have moderate psoriasis and was wondering if this would be enough for a whole body scrub? Can you make a large amount?

    You can make a significant amount but I believe the recipe doubled would more than suffice for your entire body. The Vitamin E oil acts as a preservative and does not get water in your mixture.

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      Natural World 

      2 months ago from Oklahoma 2012

      Claudia,

      I think coconut oil would work great if you just liquify it before adding it. Your scrub would be a little more "stiff" but still work well. Lemongrass EO would be GREAT (IMO) for both scent and benefits. "The health benefits of lemongrass essential oil can be attributed to its beneficial properties as an analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactagogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative, and a tonic substance.". Have a great day.

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      Claudia 

      21 months ago

      If I use coconut oil is there a liquid version? I'm assuming it needs to be liquid?

      Would lemongrass essential oil be good for the scent but beneficial to?

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      christinsword 

      3 years ago

      I cannot wait to take a trip to the Dead Sea with my husband next summer (their summer not ours lol). I've read and heard a lot about the healing properties of the sand. https://hubpages.com/travel/The-Disappearing-Dead-...

    • Taranwanderer profile image

      Taranwanderer 

      3 years ago

      Also, continuing with what JenniferShawne said above - even though the oil absorbs into you, it's important not to stay in the Dead Sea for too long. Muh longer than about 20 minutes and you run the risk of dehydration from all the powerful salts. Even the Dead Sea mud, I'd limit how long I keep it on - check the manufacturer's labels and stick to their directions.

      http://pinstor.us/viralcontent/dead-sea-best-natur...

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      Taranwanderer 

      4 years ago

      Add Your Comment.Nice hub. I'm reading all I can on the Dead Sea before I finally pull the trigger and buy my ticket to Israel. Thanks for writing...http://pinstor.us/viralcontent/dead-sea-best-natur...

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      Natural World 

      4 years ago from Oklahoma 2012

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      sally21 

      4 years ago

      I found the salt and the essential oil but I can not find the other oil. The one where you need 1/3 to 1/2 cup of, please advise me

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      sally21 

      4 years ago

      Where do you buy the sea salt

    • Natural World profile imageAUTHOR

      Natural World 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma 2012

      Deborah, thanks for stopping by and reading the hub and the welcome. Hope to have more up soon.

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      Deborah Neyens 

      6 years ago from Iowa

      I've never tried this product but it sounds great. Thanks for sharing the recipe and welcome to Hubpages.

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      Natural World 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma 2012

      Saloca the benefits of this Dead Sea salt scrub are amazing. I purchased a shower head with a detachable hose for my shower and now any that gets dropped on the shower floor just rinses down the drain. I will say, I try not to drop much because I love this scrub so much. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Saloca 

      6 years ago from Liverpool, UK

      LOVE sea salt scrubs! They can get a little messy sometimes but my skin feels so amazing afterwards!

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      JenniferShawne 

      6 years ago

      I would just like to add; don't be worried about being oily. If you are like me, I hate to feel oily, this mixture will absorb into your body by the time you are done drying off :) Add your own choice of essential scent(s) made by you and smell great too!!!

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