Monday, April 20, 2009

Stress Less Rosemary Mint Scrub - Visual Recipe

I really am loving these visual recipes! They are attracting visitors from all over the world too. The pictures make every step of my processes easier to convey. Today I will be covering a divine rosemary mint salt scrub. The scent is amazing, absolutely one of my favorites. It's ridiculously simple to make, exfoliates skin well and leaves you feeling silky smooth. This scrub is intended to be rubbed onto the skin immediately before rinsing off in a warm shower. A commercial scrub is nowhere near as pleasant as this one.

Measuring cup
Wooden stirring stick
Plastic container

Note: Since this is a product that you would want to keep in the shower, I would highly advise against storing it in a glass container. Although it may look sleek in glass, glass is dangerous to have in a bathroom.

1 c Epsom Salt
1/2 c Sweet Almond Oil
10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
1 heaping T of Dried Peppermint Leaf

Measure out 1 cup of Epsom salt.
Transfer to plastic container.

Measure out 1/2 cup of Sweet Almond Oil.
Add to Epsom salt.

Mix until oil is evenly distributed.

Add in essential oils and stir again.

Your scrub will now look like this.
It will also smell AMAZING!

Add in 1 heaping tablespoon of dried peppermint.
Stir so that the leaf is evenly distributed.

1. Rub the salt scrub onto your skin immediately before you shower. Move in circular motions while rubbing to exfoliate well.
2. Rinse the scrub away with warm water. The salt will rinse away and the oil will remain to moisturize the skin.
3. Breath in deep. This essential oil combination used in this recipe is a great aromatherapy stress reducer. The warmth of the water on the oils really activates the scent.

Alternatively, this can also be used as a foot scrub or added to a hot foot bath after a long day of walking or standing on your feet during work.

Salt on cuts, scrapes and wounds hurts. A lot. Don't use this scrub if you've just nicked yourself shaving or if your skin is otherwise sensitive.

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