Oatmeal & Sea Salt Skin Renewal

16 Sep

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend. Talk about fall feeling weather! I get so excited knowing that cool days, crisp mornings, tree color changing, and pumpkin everything is on its way. With that being said, I’m pretty sure my skin can tell that the weather is changing too. I noticed the other day that my skin was a little peely even after a good scrub down in the shower.  My skin apparently wanted to remind me that I had fun in the sun this summer and it needed a little more TLC than I had originally offered.

Anytime I want to exfoliate, I look to good ol’ salt and sugar. For my scrub today I decided to work with salt. It lends a rougher medium so you can really exfoliate to remove that summer fun from your skin, leaving you with healthy and silky skin that can now breathe and function like it should.

Salt & Oatmeal Body Scrub

-       ½ C. Sea salt

-       ¼ C. Course ground oatmeal (I use my coffee grinder to do this)

-       1 ½ Tbsp. Almond oil (mine is infused with lemongrass essential oil)

-       20 Squirts Baobab tree oil

All you have to do is mix these delightful ingredients together and you have yourself a fabulous skin renewal treat. Bring your scrub with you in the shower. After you have had a little time to stand in the water and let the steam fold around you to soften up your skin, you are all set to go. I turn my showerhead away from me so my scrub doesn’t immediately go down the drain…I like for my body to marinate in the moisture a little bit before the scrub gets washed off. Gently rub your scrub in a circular motion all over your skin. You’ll want to pay extra attention to the areas that take the brunt of the dryness (elbows, knees, and feet).  After you have it all scrubbed in, let it sit on your skin for a little while before washing it off. Depending on your shower situation, be careful with the oatmeal in your scrub. Either make sure it is ground enough to go down your drain without clogging it or you could get a special screen to put on top of the drain to filter any non dissolvable scrub items.

This scrub leaves your skin feeling healthy and silky soft. This spa experience will have you all set for the fall weather. I chose these ingredients for their hydrating and nourishing qualities. Oatmeal not only helps in exfoliating your skin, but it is great for dry, itchy, and sensitive skin. Almond oil is a great and widely used carrier oil. Not only is it soothing, but it’s also filled with vitamins A, E, and D along with linoleic and oleic acids that help keep your skin nourished and hydrated. Baobab oil is what gives this skin treatment its added punch. This exotic oil is loaded with vitamins A, E, D, and F that help keep you skin healthy and moisturized. It is a great oil for skin problems, so it is known for its healing properties. Baobab tree oil seals the deal in this scrub recipe. If you are unfamiliar with this oil feel free to read our recent post about it.

I hope you have a chance to try out this awesome body scrub recipe. You can find the sea salt and oatmeal in your kitchen and I left it up to Aura Cacia for my delightful oils. I have purchased their products from Whole Foods, Natural Outpost, and Health Hut here in Milwaukee.

Happy Scrubbing!

You can also find our recipe posted on Fill Those Jars Friday.

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