I love using this scrub because its essential oils are so sweet, lively, and invigorating!
Bergamot is known for helping with skin issues such as acne, oily skin, eczema, and psoriasis. Its top properties include: neurotic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antibacterial, anti fungal, and digestive. dōTERRA Bergamot is safe to use aromatically, topically, and internally!
Lime is known for its energizing and uplifting qualities. It is also used to decrease inflammation and increase antioxidants! Its top properties include: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant, antibacterial, tonic, uplifting, detoxify, disinfectant, and diuretic. dōTERRA Lime essential oil is safe to use aromatically, topically, and internally. Some people find their skin is more sensitive to UV light after use. If you have sensitive skin try a drop of lime on the top of you hand and expose yourself to sunlight to see if are extra sensitive after use.
The “binder” of this recipe is coconut oil which has antimicrobial effects when used. The is a natural way to gain an antibiotic topical effect without a Rx.
Creating homemade concoctions is super easy and takes little to no time. The best part is you know exactly what ingredients you are putting on your body. They are fresh, natural, and you can customize them for you! I love storing them in a Ball Mason Jar. It is the perfect size and paired with these cute bamboo mason jar lids from TheMasonBarCompany you can’t go wrong!
- 1/2 Cup Celtic Sea Salt (your choice of coarseness, the more exfoliating the coarser you will desire)
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
- 1 Tablespoon Organic Shea Butter
- 1/5 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
- 6 Drops Bergamot Essential Oil (get yours here)
- 6 Drops Lime Essential Oil (get yours here)
- Combine all ingredients in a KitchenAid and whisk them together! If you don't have a KitchenAid using a whisk or fork will also do.
- Make sure to mix ingredients thoroughly, and you will have a whipped salt scrub!
- Store in a small Ball Mason Jar , I LOVE these ones, or another tightly sealed container.
The coarseness of your salt will determine the exfoliant. If you have sensitive skin opt towards more of a table salt consistency.
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