Jun 11, 2011

DIY Citrus Salt Scrub

 
It’s that time of year. Where you need all the exfoliation you can get! Everyone wants fabulous beach-ready skin! And lets be real, if you’re anything like me… exfoliating just didn’t seam important when you’re all covered up in winter clothing. Well, now it’s time to peel of those layers of clothing AND skin! Here is a fantastic recipe and I just know you will have all the ingredients in your kitchen.
What you will need:
    • 1 cup sea salt
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
      (or olive, almond or coconut oil) 
    • 1/2 tsp lemon juice (or zest) 
    • 1/2 tsp orange zest (not necessary)
 
salt scrub
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MIX:
    • First mix the oil and sea salt together. (Add a bit of oil at a time, you may not need all that is called for! I've made a few batches, each time it's taken different amounts.) 
    • Add orange zest. 
    • Drizzle the lemon juice over the salt and oil mix.(you do not want too much lemon juice, or else your mixture will become a watery consistency.)
    • Mix well. Store in a air tight container.
 
 
How to exfoliate: Clean body as normal in shower.  Just before getting out, apply salt scrub in a firm circular motion all over body.  Concentrating on those knees and elbows! Rinse and pat dry with towel.
Now I’m ready for the beach.
If only there were beaches in Tennessee!!!
# kristanlynn
xoxo
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51 comments:

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  2. Thanks for posting this! I am definitely in need of some summer exfoliation!

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  3. This is such a perfect recipe which I need right know ,
    Thanks for sharing
    Derlan

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  4. how could i make it less watery?

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  5. I edited the amounts. a few people have said that there consistency was too watery. I think too much lemon juice is being used, as you don't need a whole lot. Also, I had 1/2 C of oil was a typo! it is 1/4 C.
    you could try adding more salt mix to your already made mixture to even out the consistency.

    Thanks so much!!!

    Kristan

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  6. How long can this keep for??? Btw great scrub. :)

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  7. Well it doesn't have any preservatives in it. But because it's oil based, it shouldn’t really go bad.
    The only thing is: when you use them in the bath tub, water and bacteria from your hands will get into the container. Which could cause bacterial growth.

    I would say to make small batches, that way you can throw away any unused scrub after a few months. This will avoid anything growing in them.

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    1. Sea salt is a natural preservative. It inhibits the growth of mold and bacteria. This scrub will probably be gone long before it goes bad.

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    2. use a little wooden spoon as some scrubs give you.. then you take out just what u need.

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  8. Ooh thanks for this recipe - I must try it! Found you on craftgawker, and I featured this on my blog today!

    http://mandyford.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-are-you-looking-at.html

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  9. Hello!!! Love love this scrub. Me and two friends
    Made this and followed recipe exactly. Turned out perfect :) we even put extra lemon juice. I think the recipe is perfect!!! So excited!

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  10. What a fantastic recipe! I will try this out tomorrow! And I will blog about it and link to your blog! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Hugs,
    Sandra

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  11. So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. wouldnt using salt dry out the skin though? perhaps sugar granules would make this recipe even better?

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    1. I have never had a problem with the salt drying the skin. I have made a sugar scrub also, and it's great, not as coarse or exfoliating as the salt though.

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    2. sugar and salt are both great. I think of the ocean when i use salt. saltwater is always good for the skin! i am making this tonight!

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  13. This is great! I'm defo making this as christmas presents.

    nightofbones.blogspot.com

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  14. This might get me through the winter...it will be my happy place.

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  15. Hey, I was thinking of making this for my mum for Christmas (it's summer for Xmas where I live) so I was wondering how long does it last until it goes out of date?

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    1. This is a couple of months later, but, I'll bet that if you were to refrigerate this, it would be fine for a long time (maybe a year?) Just remember to take it out of the fridge at least an hour before using!

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  16. I would love to make these as Christmas gifts this year. How much does one batch yield? Also, yes, what is the shelf life or did I miss that answer? Thank you!

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  17. it fills a small container. the oil and lemon do not add much too it, so the 1 C salt is what you will basically have.
    It should stay good for at least of a couple of months (mines never lasted that long, i've used it all before then)if it's stored in a air tight sealed container, it may last even longer.

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  18. Hi! I recently made and tried your scrubs and LOVE them! I'm newly addicted to sugar and salt scrubs. :)

    My question is- I'm trying to make them for christmas in little jars but I'm noticing that all the oil is like... draining down to the bottom. :( Is that normal? Did I do something wrong? If my gift recipients shake it up, will it return to normal? :) Thank you!! :)

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    1. @Amy: this is almost 2 months later, but, I believe that all salt/sugar scrubs made with oil have to shaken or stirred before using. And, yes, it will return to normal :-)

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  19. Good idea! I'm going to try this out, perfect feminine gift :)

    Check out my blog too!!
    http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com/

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  20. good to know
    check my blog as well:
    http://bettyshimalayanhandicrafts.blogspot.com/

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  21. i'm going to try this right now... thanks for sharing

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  22. Would it make a difference if I swapped out the lemon juice for orange juice? I don't have a lemon, but I have a ton of oranges. I was just wondering if the lemon served a specific purpose or if it's just the scent?

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  23. Can kosher salt be used in place of sea salt?

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    1. You should be able to. The sea salt is mainly for exfoliating, and kosher salt tends to be coarser than table salt, I've never used it though.

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  25. I looked and couldn't see anyone else ask this, but I am thinking of substituting olive oil for canola oil or am I just going to fail? Trying to make this for a present without buying anything I don't already have in the cupboard!

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  26. I am planning on making this for favors this summer for my little ones 1st Birthday. We are doing a lemonade stand theme. I am trying to find containers now. I love yours. Where did you get it and what size is it?
    Thanks!
    candace.pruett@hotmail.com

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  27. This recipe is awesome! I've been using it as part of my at home manicures to combat my dry winter skin. I'm going to share this on my blog! Thanks:-)

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  28. Fabulous! Been looking for a recipe like this for a body scrub.

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  29. I just started a lemon water routine in the morning so I have lots of leftover lemon skins, I've been giving them to my dog to play with, now I'll zest some of them first! I also think this could be done with epsom's salt instead of sea salt...

    Wretha

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  30. Great scrub recipe!!

    please follow: http://meine-schadenfreude.blogspot.co.nz/

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  31. I made it today and just used it. I love this scrub!!! so cheap and easy to make also brilliant!

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  32. Just made this for my mum! So easy to make! Only took a few mimutes :)

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  33. Just made this for my mum! So easy to make! Only took a few mimutes :)

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  34. Could I use kosher salt instead?

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  35. as a quick and easy moisturizer, put the olive oil, lemon peels, and a little lemon juice in a jar. I put it on my hands then on my face and neck. the oil absorbs quickly, while the addition of lemon makes for a pleasant scent. Put around the eyes, face, and neck prior to bed makes for a soft hydrated skin in the morning.

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  36. could I use regular table salt??

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  37. I'm 75 years old and just tried this today. It's amazing! I only had the solid coconut oil so I had to microwave it a little so it would mix together

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  38. Made this today with coconut oil - thanks for the great idea! I feel so crunchy and smart.

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  39. What size jars are those ? Where did you order them? ;)

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    1. yes i love these little jars! where did you get them from?:)

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  40. cAN THIS SCRUB BECAUSE OF THE VITAMIN c IN LEMON GET RID OF SUNSPOTS ON FACE? iVE TRYED EVERYTHING IT SEEMS AND IT GETS A LITTLE LIGHTER BUT I WANT IT GONE!!! LOL

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