A few weeks ago my mother-in-law mentioned that her elbows were dark and dry. She was worried that they always look dirty, and asked what I thought she should do for it. I suggested lemon juice and a sugar or salt scrub. Since she’s too busy taking care of the 6 other people in her house, I knew she’d never actually remember to take time to pamper herself.
This weekend I whipped up a customized batch of salt scrub for her. I chose salt as the exfoliator over sugar, due to the healing properties of epsom salt. I added table salt to create a finer level of texture to the scrub. The lemon juice helps brighten dark spots. You could add any type of essential oil to this mixture. Coconut oil was the perfect moisturizer to replenish her skin during this treatment.
Coconut Oil & Lemon Salt Scrub Ingredients:
2/3 c. epsom salt, 1/3 c. table salt, 2/3 c. coconut oil, 1/3 c. lemon juice
Coconut Oil & Lemon Salt Scrub Directions:
Mix together ingredients and store in an airtight container.
How to Use Coconut Oil & Lemon Salt Scrub:
In the shower, rub a dab of the scrub on your elbows, knees, or heels. Rinse throughly.
If scrub starts to separate, simply mix before using.
What homemade beauty treatments do you use?