Healthy Inside and Out
One of the best things that starts happening when we add more raw foods to our diet is our body starts to clean out. No longer bombarded by the added chemicals in processed food, or the altered chemicals in cooked food, we start to feel cleaner, lighter and have more energy. The desire for more raw food kicks in and we are well on our way to better health.
Your outside deserves the same treatment that your inside is getting. We are becoming aware that many of the cosmetics and lotions that we put on our bodies are filled with chemicals. Our skin is our largest organ. It is very permeable. Take a minute and think about how the patch works. You need a medicine, they put it in a patch, you put that patch on your skin and you adsorb the medicine that is in the patch. The point? The chemicals go right through your skin. Conclusion? You are adsorbing the chemicals in the lotions you put on your body!
As the weather changes and my skin starts to dry out, my favorite shower companion is a salt oil rub. I use it at the very end of my shower and it leaves my skin beautifully smooth, polished and moisturized. You can buy these over the counter but once again, they are filled with fragrance, etc. And they are expensive! Why not make your own. It is simple and inexpensive! All you need is a little coarse sea salt, some oil (almond is my favorite) and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. This makes a wonderful gift, too.
- 1 small glass jar*
- coarse sea salt to fill
- almond oil*
- favorite essential oil (make sure it is non-irritating to the skin.)
- Fill the jar with the salt to about 1″ from the top.
- Slowly pour in the oil until the salt is completely saturated. You can poke around a bit to help speed the process up. Add a few drops of essential oil and stir carefully.
- To Use: After you have washed, scrub your skin with the rub. Rinse off and dry. I normally don’t use right after shaving as it can sting a bit.
*You can order these ingredients here: Almond Oil and Glass Jar
Sonja wrote on January 4, 2014
I have made the body butter twice my husband and kids love it, they won’t use anything else. I have to hide the extra jars and give them to them when they are truly out of it, otherwise they use too much. But, thank you. We absolutely LOVE it!!!!
Lisa wrote on December 30, 2013
Wow, I’ll definitely give this a shot! Have you tried this with olive oil instead of almond?
Lisa Draper wrote on April 15, 2017
I’m no (also hope I’m not butt-er-ing in, hehe) pro but the recipe I have, you can use *olive oil, the lighter the better. I too have gotten the butter bug, so to say. I just got some *avocado oil & am going to use half & half. Other recipes use *coconut oil LIQUID form. (often & also referred to as carrier oils: evoo, almond & avo) The sky (and the purse) is the limit.
Carla wrote on December 19, 2013
Very Nice…Thank you so much!
kimber wrote on December 13, 2013
This sounds great. Where do you get coconut oil or almond oil?
Emma wrote on December 1, 2013
This is a great recipe. I haven’t used the recipe but I have made one like it before but using sugar. I agree though, the benefits the salt provides is amazing, yet it can be irritating. I have started to add salts to the sugar mix, I have even added organic raw sugar for extra gritty-ness. For the oil, I like to use melted coconut oil. The sugar and the coconut together smell amazing, you may not even need essential oils but I love adding lavender, orange or vanilla to my scrub. Your skin feels smoother than it ever has.
Karen Larimore wrote on January 11, 2013
Can Epsom Salts be used in a scrub like this? Are they too coarse? It would be nice to have the added benefit of the magnesium, I would think.
Beth wrote on December 20, 2012
I added Vanilla & Rolled Oats. The Oats make it seem a little bit more creamy & pasty while the Vanilla makes it smell great. I experimented with Sugar & was more gentle for my sensitive skin.
irene wrote on November 9, 2012
Hello, one question, are we able to use sugar instead of sea salt?
Susan wrote on November 10, 2012
Irene, I haven’t tried it with sugar. I like the benefits that the salt provides. Cheers!