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Homemade salt scrub: A soothing holiday craft

Don’t you just love when your skin is soft and smooth? Your delicate skin takes a beating in winter, though — especially common trouble spots such as hands, elbows, and heels. The answer to your dry-skin problems could be as simple as making some of this fantastic homemade salt scrub!

Homemade salt scrub

Your skin could really benefit from some extra care. Cold winter wind takes a toll, but staying inside is no solution: Indoor heat is also drying. Cracks, wrinkles and discomfort are typically the less-than-ideal result.

Coconut oil

This exfoliating scrub is so easy to make and smells amazing!

Adding salt

Keep skin baby-soft throughout winter

With a good scrubbing and moisturizing, winter skin can rebound and look younger yet again — at least for a while. Sure, you can splurge on a good scrub, but the price tag can be steep. So why not make your own with ingredients you already keep around?

Making your Homemade salt scrub

Best of all, it’s an affordable way to make a really wonderful gift for friends. Add one or more favorite essential oils, and the lucky recipients are sure to be delighted.

Homemade salt scrub

Supplies to make this salt scrub

  • Coconut oil, at room temperature
  • Fine sea salt
  • Essential oil (or oils) of your choice
  • Jar or container with lid
  • Decorative ribbon

Directions: How to make salt scrub

  1. In a medium bowl, combine coconut oil and fine sea salt.
  2. Add 5-6 drops of essential oil.
  3. Mix with a rubber spatula.
  4. Scoop into a clean jar.
  5. Close the jar and tie a ribbon around it.

Christmas craft gift

Now, you have a super-simple gift for winter guests (and for yourself!) to carry you through the cold, dry winter.

Smooth skin with salt scrub

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