There are plenty of body scrubs on the market — the only problem is, many of them contain ingredients that you cannot pronounce. The truth is, an effective facial or body scrub only requires a few simple, thoughtful ingredients. The best part is, you can customize your recipe based on what you personally like.
Within this recipe, we focus on Epsom Salt, fresh citrus juice, and tea tree oil. We also added vibrancy with a touch of rosemary based on its beneficial properties. Before we jump into this simple body scrub recipe, let's focus on how the ingredients work together in order to provide healing properties.
The Benefits of a Citrus and Tree Tree Oil Body Scrub
As mentioned, you can use whatever you like — herbs, spices, various oils, fruits, activated charcoal, or whatever else you'd like to include. In this recipe, the Epsom Salt is what provides exfoliating properties, as well as a number of other soothing effects.
Although you can use other coarse salts or sugar, you will not benefit from the positive effects of magnesium sulfate. The truth is, Epsom salt isn't really a salt at all — it's a mineral compound. When applied to your skin, the magnesium and sulfate are readily absorbed.
Considering magnesium is essential for the activity of over 320 enzymes, it's a mineral in which your body will happily absorb and utilize. In fact, Epsom salt is known to de-stress the body and mind, reduce pain, prevent blood clots, eliminate toxins, and much more.
When you add lemon juice, rosemary, and tea tree oil into the mix, you create a simple, yet powerful beauty remedy. Lemon juice is packed with vitamins and minerals, helping to reduce the look of age spots and scars, heal acne, and remove dead skin cells.
Rosemary also targets age spots, while improving skin's elasticity. When introducing olive oil, you benefit from anti-aging antioxidants, as well moisturizing effects. Last, but certainly not least, tea tree oil is able to target a wide range of skin conditions, including acne, athlete's foot, and eczema.
DIY Citrus and Tea Tree Oil Epsom Body Scrub
Whoa, that's a mouthful — citrus and tea tree oil Epsom body scrub. Good thing it's easier to make than it is to pronounce — simply combine, mix, and apply. Here's what you'll need:
- 1 cup of Epsom salt
- Juice from one lemon, as well as optional zest
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small sprig of rosemary – finely chopped
- 3 drops tea tree oil
- In a bowl, mix Epsom salt and olive oil.
- Next, squeeze your lemon juice to combine well.
- Last, add chopped rosemary and tea tree oil.
- Use once a week, storing in an air-tight jar.
This also makes for a great gift — your friends and family will love it.