Our skin is an amazing ecosystem of living organisms – it’s our first line of immune system defense. The surface is covered with billions of little bacteria that communicate with our immune system. This ecosystem works to eliminate toxins through the pores of the skin and protects us from UV rays, pathogens, viruses, bacteria, parasites, infection, and dehydration.
Being that our skin is the furthest organ from the digestive system, it’s the last to be nourished from the inside – and so we need to make sure we moisturize it from the outside. Everything we put on our skin is critically important as it affects the ability of our skin to protect us. Coconut oil is one of nature’s most effective moisturizing cleansers for our skin AND it’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal. This means it can easily get rid of dirt and grime that cause breakouts while eliminating potential invaders from entering our body while supplying much needed moisture.
Every minute we shed 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells which is roughly 9 pounds each year – our skin completely renews itself every 28 days! By understanding this rapid turnover rate you can see why it’s important to have open, clear pores. Unfortunately, many commercial beauty products including body and face scrubs, actually block pores and create stagnation!
Why Make Your Own Salt Scrub?
Many over-the-counter scrubs are extremely harsh. They contain irritating ingredients which dry out the skin by stripping it of its natural oils. Making your own salt scrub at home gives you control over the ingredients so you know you are using only the most helpful, and natural, products on your largest organ.
Himalayan Salt contains the 84 natural elements needed by the body.* These salts have zero impurities, since they are mined with bare hand. Explosives are prohibited in mining to preserve the magnificence of the Himalayas.
Being the cleanest salt, free from harsh chemicals, Himalayan Salt is used by holistic chefs, spas, health professionals, and individuals for its range of nutritional and therapeutic properties.
Externally, in a solution of pure water, crystal salt can be used to relax the body, support healthy blood pressure and healthy musculature, and aid in detoxification.* Himalayan Salt includes dozens of minerals and trace elements such as: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. This salt is recognized for its beautiful pink color, high mineral content, and its therapeutic properties.
The use of Lavender as a massage oil dates back to ancient Egypt. A few drops of this ultra-relaxing essential oil in a hot bath or in a body scrub used in a hot shower will melt away tension as well as gently and thoroughly exfoliate the skin, leaving it soft and supple. A true DIY spa experience!
DIY 3-Ingredient Coconut Lavender Salt Scrub
1 cup of Himalayan Salt
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
6-10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
1 tsp Lavender Buds (optional)
Soften the Coconut Oil a little over low heat if it’s solid before you measure it. Combine the Himalayan Salt and the Coconut Oil in a bowl. Stir until completely mixed together. Add Lavender Essential Oil (and the Lavender Buds if you are using them). Stir to incorporate. Scoop into a glass, air-tight container to store.
Utilize this scrub 2-3 times per week for glowing skin!