Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins
This extremely simple recipe will leave rough skin feeling soft and silky smooth! Immediate results
- 3 1⁄2 ounces sugar
- 7 ounces sea salt
- 2 1⁄2 ounces moisturizing lotion (lightly fragranced if desired)
- Empty all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Your mixture should not be too fluid. The quantity of the lotion you use will depend upon how thick or thin it is so add it a little at a time until a nice, thick yes spreadable consistency is achieved.
- After you stir the mixture briskly, pour into a bottle or jar with a lid, and store in the fridge.
- Use in the bath after using your soap or shower gel. You can use your hand to spread the mixture or a spatula. Leave on for 1 minute, and wash off with lukewarm water. Dab gently until dry. This is wonderful for legs, knees, hands, elbows and heels, but do not use on the face or other delicate areas of skin.
- Note: If you use a lotion without a preservative, keep this mixture refrigerated between uses. If you use a commercial brand or a handmade lotion with preservative, refrigeration is not necessary but it should be used within a few weeks and stored in a tightly capped jar between uses. In either case, refrigeration can't hurt!
This recipe rocks! So much more effective than a store bought scrub, and just the right consistency - not too watery, not too crumbly. It's the perfect thing for giving waxed/epilated legs the super-smooth, ingrown-free feel that normally you can only get from shaving. I've made it a few times and learned a few things from experimenting: 1) Flatter-grained salt, like kosher salt, works better and is gentler than the more round sea salt, but definitely don't use table salt, as I think it's the combination of the different sugar/salt textures that makes this work so well. 2) I like to swap the lotion for a cleanser so it's like an all-in-one scrub/shower gel. 3) I thought epsom salts might be good to use for the salt since they have soothing properties, but they turn into a rock after a day.