Over the last few months, I have been successfully weaning myself off unnecessary toiletries. Apart from my plastic free lush essentials, toothpaste and a bar of natural soap; I have been treating my body to a relatively product free life. But last weekend I was feeling a little achy, and my skin was starting to look as grey as the cloud outside, so I decided to knock up a quick salt scrub to rejuvenate and relax.
You could mix up the ingredients to match your favourite scents, but I just love the smell of patchouli and the lavender compliments it really well.
All you need to do is mix in a bowl 2 tbsp. coarse sea salt, 1 tbsp. dried lavender, 3 drops of patchouli oil, 1 tbsp. coconut oil and ½ tbsp. almond oil (I also tried rapeseed and that worked quite well). You can experiment with consistencies for how oily/dry you like it, but I found this was just enough oil to stick the salt together and make it scrub like.
The scrub works best when applied with a shower glove and I’ve kept it stored in an old moisturiser tub, ready for next time I fancy a pamper!