For my first blog post I was inspired by this cold winter weather. It leaves me with skin so dry and dreams of being at the beach. So I decided to share my DIY of Ocean Salt Scrub inspired by Lush. This scrub can be used as a body and facial scrub. I love Lush products but my problem is my closest store is an hour away and some things can be a bit pricey. So this DIY is a great alternative. Whats great about this scrub is that the ingredients are so beneficial to the skin.
Besides salt being a great exfoliant by removing dead skin. Avocado's fatty acids are very moisturizing to the skin. Witch hazel will remove excess oils and shrink pores (which is great when using it on your face!), it is also know to treat blemishes and fade bruises. Since lime is a citrus fruit, it is full of Vitamin C, citric acid, and flavonoids. This allows lime to have many benefits and is rejuvenating to the skin. The Coconut milk is full of natural proteins and vitamins that leave your skin feeling smooth and radiant. So this scrub is perfect for when your skin is feeling dull and dry.
What you will need:
The first thing you need to do to make this scrub is take your avocado, cut it into halves and mash one half in a bowl. Once you mashed it enough that it looks like guacamole, add your lime juice, coconut milk, and witch hazel.
Once you mix these together, you are going to add the salt. Start off with 4 Tablespoons of salt. I did 2 of fine salt then 2 of course salt. I Then added some more fine, this part is really up to you and how you like the texture of your scrub. I recommend if you plan on using it on your face to do more fine salt then course salt so it is not as abrasive on your facial skin.
This next step is optional, it just gives the scrub that cool ocean-lagoon color, as well as the look of Lush's Ocean Scrub. Add a couple drops into the avocado and stir it until it is evenly distributed. I tested it out, the dye does wash off but I don't know if I would use the dye if I was using it on my face! Once finished mixing, add scrub to your small container.
This final step is another step to give it that Lush look alike so it is optional. Take 1-2 Tablespoons of Course Salt and add it to a small bowl then add a drop or two of blue dye. Mix it until it is evenly distributed then pour on top of scrub.
You now have an awesome scrub that will get rid of all that dead skin and leave your skin feeling smooth and hydrated!