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Salt of the Earth Body Scrub

Salt of the Earth Body Scrub

How wonderful to connect with the Earth all over your skin with this sea salt scrub that is also an itch scratcher par none. Using just the pure gifts of nature, this ultra-invigorating blend is perfect to use in the morning as a wake-me-up as it enlivens all the senses!

Recommended for all skin types except for those with acne (use with care on sensitive and environmentally damaged skin).

2 cups sea salt (preferably finely ground, but regular granular will do)
cup extra-virgin olive base oil or base oil of choice
40-60 drops peppermint, spearmint, grapefruit, geranium, or rosemary (chemotype verbenon) essential oil

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the sea salt and the base oil. Using a whisk, stir to blend. Add the essential oil drop by drop, blending after each addition.

Spoon into a storage container with a tight-fitting lid.

No refrigeration is required, but for maximum freshness and fragrance, please use within six months.

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Adapted from Organic Body Care Recipes, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Publishing, 2007). Copyright (c) by Stephanie Tourles. Reprinted by permission of Storey Publishing.
Adapted from Organic Body Care Recipes, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Publishing, 2007).

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9:28AM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Thank you.

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4:57AM PST on Nov 15, 2011

great idea !

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12:12AM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

That sounds like a good idea. Thanks.

7:42AM PST on Mar 9, 2011

Similar to a sugar scrub I make.

12:32PM PST on Jan 21, 2011

nice will try that!

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