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Salt Glow Formula

Salt Glow Formula

This recipe is far too easy for the remarkable benefits it gives. Again, it is the simple gifts of life that are often the best. Salt glow is one of my favorite exfoliating treatments. It leaves the skin feeling silky soft and renewed, relaxed but refreshed.

I first had the opportunity to experience this wonderful body therapy while camping in southeastern Ohio. Two women friends were insistent on treating me, and being the glutton I am for goodness, I acquiesced. As they rubbed salt and oils over my body, massaging and gently scrubbing it in, then rinsing it off with warm water, I knew I had reached heaven. I know, it sounds like I’m exaggerating. Well, try it.

Similar recipes are a favorite treatment at many famous and expensive spas. But it’s so wonderfully simple, inexpensive, and easy to do that you should try it at home. Invite a friend over for a “salt glow exchange.” It’s nicest to do it outside where you can rinse off the salt and not worry about getting it everywhere. For best storage, place in a cool area.

2 cups fine sea salt
4 cups grapeseed, apricot or almond oil
20-30 drops essential oil of choice

1. Place salt in a widemouthed jar and cover with grapeseed, apricot, or almond oil. Scent with essential oil.

2. To use, dampen your entire body. Using either your hands or a loofah mit, vigorously but gently massage the salt and oil mixture into the skin. Begin at the feet and work upward in a circular motion. Be careful to avoid any scratched or wounded areas. When you have massaged the entire body, rinse with warm water. Finish with a dry-towel rub.

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Adapted from Rosemary Gladstar's Herbs for Natural Beauty, by Rosemary Gladstar. Copyright (c)1999 by Rosemary Gladstar. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Rosemary Gladstar's Herbs for Natural Beauty, by Rosemary Gladstar.

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2:02PM PDT on Aug 9, 2013

Love the recipe,must try it.thanks for sharing

4:00AM PST on Feb 11, 2013


9:30AM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Thank you.

3:35AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Love it!

7:32PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Will have to try this, perhaps with olive oil and some lavender essential oil.

2:52PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

sounds great!

4:42AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

This is just what I was looking for thank you.

12:13AM PDT on May 20, 2012

A few questions:
How long does this last?
Should I refrigerate?
Would olive oil work as well?

Thank you!!

4:30AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

wonderful ideas for men and women..........thanks

1:19PM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

I want to try this for sure! simple yet great!

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