“Desert Salt” is a common ingredient in many Spa Exfoliation Products. It softens skin, removes dead skin and eliminates toxins. You might already have it sitting in a green box in your laundry room. It’s simply 20 Mule Team Borax. If it’s not there, try looking in the laundry aisle at the grocery store – it’s the one with horses on it. (I think they’ve removed the horses now.) Salt, and Epsom Salts particularly, are very good for your skin.
Here, I will give you a recipe for a smooth, exfoliating rub that will leave your skin glowing and soft. It’s cheap and very easy to make.
(Before you start, sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom of the tub – it will absorb any of the oil you drop and keep you from slipping.)Recipe for Dry Skin
- 1 cup Epsom Salts
- 1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
- Â½ cup Olive Oil always in a glass bottle. This Book explains that the plastic reacts with the oil and creates some nasty toxins.
- 10 drops Essential Oils use the real thing, Not perfume.
- Rub it In, and let the grainy salt crystals polish off the dead skin, so the oil can penetrate through your skin. And yes, the essential oils are like medicine. Yes, you and your bathroom will smell like heaven.
Keep the leftover oil and salt mixture in a jar in your refrigerator. Pull it out whenever your heels hurt, you need to feel pampered, or you want to get your skin ready for your swimsuit.