As part of a self love challenge I’m doing, I was tasked with loving my hands more. As part of this, today I have been busy in the kitchen whipping up all sorts of hand care products!
The first of which was a lime and coconut salt scrub. This absolutely was not my original intention. I had started out with the intention of making a lime and ginger one.
Some coconut oils are quite neutral in both taste and smell, however the one I was using is quite strong. This came through once mixed with salt so I instead chose to use a lime oil to scent the mixture, although it would have been fine without as just a coconut scrub 🙂
Deceptively, it turned out pink in colour owing to the fact that I used pink Himalayan salt for the mixture. Some may say this is quite harsh on hands, but I specifically wanted something that would work deeply, but also, I was using finely ground salt, not coarse.
So here’s my mix. Let me know if you try it, or if you try any twists on it!
Lime and Coconut Salt Scrub
- 1 x kilner jar
- 1 cup of finely ground salt (I chose Pink Himalayan salt
- 1/2 cup (to start!) coconut oil
- Essential oil of your choice (remember, if you’re using a coconut oil with quite a strong smell, you may not need essential oil, or you may prefer a scent that compliments the coconut)
- 5 – 10 drops of a carrier oil such as almond, jojoba, olive oil or argan oil as this helps to stop the coconut going solid once cold
Step 1: Melt your coconut oil
Step 2: Pour your salt into your jar
Step 3: Add the coconut oil and mix well. If you want to add more coconut oil at this stage to change the consistency, this is entirely up to you
Step 4: Add essential oils and your carrier oil as desired and stir in
Step 5: Keep it at a warm-ish temperature (I found it went solid when it got REALLY cold!)
Let me know how it goes for you 🙂 although salt scrub (if finely ground) is ok for all body parts, if you do need something more gentle, just swap the salt for sugar.