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skin after salt body scrubMy homemade spa experiments started with a deep condition, then an apple face mask, and finally the DIY'er manicure. The face mask disaster reminded me that sometimes we're better off sticking with a simple recipe rather than adding in all the fancy ingredients. This exfoliating salt body scrub is exceptionally simple and I was certainly impressed with the results. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think.

What you'll need

  1. Table salt
  2. Oil - recipe calls for olive oil but I used grape seed oil
  3. small container

What to do

  1. Pour table salt into the container
  2. Fill it with oil just until the oil passes the top of the salt
  3. Mix it thoroughly
  4. Spread over your body
  5. Rub in gently with your fingers
  6. Rinse off
  7. Reveal your new skin

After the break I'll let you know what I thought of this homemade exfoliant. I'll also let you in on the secret powers of grape seed oil and why I replaced the olive oil in this recipe with it.

Salt body scrub(click thumbnails to view gallery)

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I was thoroughly impressed with how vibrant this mixture left my skin. The oil was a bit hard to rinse away, and it left some salt behind, but that was dusted off easily enough. I'd also make sure not to rub it in too much, the salt is an excellent exfoliant and as such can be abrasive to more sensitive skin.

I substituted grape seed oil for olive oil. This oil contains Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Beta-Carotene. Grape seed oil is known for promoting healthy cell structure and preventing and healing stretch makes. While olive oil might do its job here in moisturizing your skin, the added benefits of grape seed oil make it an effective substitute.

My skin looks like it's been given new life and the recipe couldn't have been any more simple.


  • andy

    You should try this home remedy...
    :Ground Coffee(any kind..but I usually use French)
    :Olive/Vegetable Oil
    :Sugar(for thickness)
    :A pinch of salt(optional)

    So you empty a couple of teabags into caontainer.(doesn't really matter how many; just depends on how much of the expoliator scrub you want). Then you Add your coffee, the cinnamon, then honey. About a spoonful of each...or whatever you think is enough. Then you can add your OPTIONAL pinch of salt. Then you add then olive oil, Just until it passes the top of all your ingredients. Last you add sugar until the scrub thickens.

    Trust me, it will look weird!! For some people it doesnt work, for some it does.Any questions you can email me

  • Mel

    Good News!! I had body building stretch marks and my wife had pregnancy stretch marks. We used this product and it worked. I have tried so many products and treatments but none really worked. Believe me, this is not marketing talk, I genuinely want to share this information with you guys. I won't make a cent out of this. They have very limited production and eventhough I cannot vouch whether it will work for every single person, it is definitely worth a try. Very reasonable pricing. Best thing, its 30 days money back guarantee!

  • Andrea Haworth

    I used this great lotion from that completely kept me from getting stretch marks. I love it!!! I just got a coupon code for 15% off & last I knew it still worked- code is softe. Check it out.

  • mike

    I like how the article list a home remedy then the very first two comments are ads for crap you have to buy... Everyone tring to make a dime now adays... Sorry I dont have home remedy to share for this though just wanted to put in my two cents lol

  • Daniel

    It's true what Mel said above. Basically, the fastest and most painless way to reduce stretch mark is to strengthen the skin collagen and elastin. Vital ingredients are concentrated Vitamin E & Grape Seed Oil . Following this, to promoting faster skin cell renewal the vital element is Jojoba oil, which is rich in Essential Fatty Acids. Since these are all 100% natural ingredients, over time stretch marks become lighter, including old stretch marks. Be it home remedy or commercial cream, to work, it must have these vital elements. Hope this helped Mike.

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