Lime and Ginger Salt Glow

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Want baby smooth skin? Try this intoxicating skin exfoliant!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup fresh gingerroot
  • 12 cup table salt
  • 2 limes
  • 12 cup vegetable oil


  1. Pulverize 1/4 cup fresh ginger root in a blender; add 1/2 cup table salt.
  2. Mix in juice from 2 limes and 1/2 cup warmed vegetable oil to make a soft but gritty paste.
  3. Use to exfoliate hands, feet and rough spots such as elbows, massaging into skin with gentle circular motions.
  4. Rinse with warm water spiked with squirts of lime.
  5. This is best if used after a nice hot bath or shower.


Most Helpful

One of my hobbies is making soaps and bath products. Had to make this when I saw the recipe. My elbows have rough skin and sometimes wearing a cardigan or jumper it can be very painful. I have used this on my elbows (and feet) for three days and my elbows have improved so much I can't believe it, I have tried many creams but they never made a difference. The ginger I grated, the first batch I made with sunflower oil but made a second as a gift for a friend and used olive oil, I tried some of that and when I make my next scrub it will be with olive oil. I also used the lime zest, not just because it looks nice but because it contains oil.

Pets'R'us December 05, 2002

This feels and smells wonderful! I did have to add quite a bit more salt, almost double, to make it thick enough for me. I also added some lime zest for color. This is going in many gift baskets this holiday. LeeAnn

LeeAnn1 December 14, 2002

This recipe deserves over 5000000000000000000000000 stars - I think you can become a MILLIONARIE with this. Just make this and sell and you'll be ginger-lemon scrub queen, I swear on that:) I wanted to make this ever since you posted it, but, somehow it prolonged upto today. At 1:30am(Yes, 1:30AM!), I decided to make this. And, after I made this, I washed the bottom half of my left hand under running water. Then, I applied a little of this paste in circular motions over my elbow and the remaining wet part of my hand. I applied it in circular motions for about 5 minutes. Then, I washed it off under warm tap water. OMG! My hand was soooooooooo smooth! I just couldn't believe it! I can't wait for tomorrow morning to share this with my mom! Also, I will use this for my tired feet, especially my soles and my knees! And, my face too and my neck and every cm of me!LOL. This is sooooo nice, really recommend this to one and all. Its 2:30am right now and my hand is feeling so soft and nice. I think I'm ADDICTED to this recipe! Not think, I AM!!! Now, I just gotto go find an empty tub and make this in bulk! I'll re-heat it a bit in my microwave before using. I'm going to use this after my shower tomorrow. Really adore you for posting this. Endless thanks! I've shared this recipe with over 50 people in the last few days, through email, telephone, hand-written postal mails, and, I even made a box of this for a friend as a gift and gave it to her y'day. I will have to get more salt soon, lol,@ at which I am making this recipe :) Please see: If you have any such recipes, easy and really good, pls. do share!

Charishma_Ramchandani December 12, 2002

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