When I’m making a salt scrub I always tell myself I need to do this more often! Just this past weekend my cowboy and I were putting up a new fence line. I try to always wear gloves when working outside but when using the wire or metal ties to attach the fence to the t-posts the gloves become an absolute nuisance. Being a country girl, it is so easy for your body to look beat-up and bruised with dry and callused skin.
After the day was over my hands needed some TLC - STAT! Heading to the kitchen I realized I had all the ingredients I needed to rejuvenate my skin and work on preventing my hands from becoming lizard like... a small mason jar, Epsom salt, grapeseed oil, and some essential oils.
So easy I think my toddler could probably do it (by making a slight mess too of course.)
½ Cup Mason Jar with Lid (you can go bigger, but a little goes a long way)
Epsom Salt or Sea Salt (whatever you got)
Favorite Essential Oil - I love Eucalyptus, Ylang Ylang, or Lemon Grass
Take your canister of choice and fill almost 3/4 full with the grapeseed oil. Add the salt of your choice until almost full. You will need a little room so you can stir the mixture together before each time you use it. Add 5-10 drops of your essential oil. And now you’re done and ready to use! Have an air tight lid ready since you probably won’t need the whole mixture. Put it in your bathroom for future uses.
*My favorite thing to do is have my scrub in the shower with me so not just my hands get all the attention. Massage into your arms, legs, back - you get the picture. I do avoid my face, as it is too abrasive for thinner skin. (There are better, more mild exfoliantes for that like Polish). Just rinse off and pat dry. Do this once a week. Your skin will love you for it and no one will know that you were putting up a fence that weekend.
**Also, you can also use other oils with nutritive properties like jojoba or almond oil as your base. Add a bow to your mason jar and you have a great homemade housewarming gift too.