How to Make a Salt Based Body Wash


Salt has been used for centuries to clean skin and keep it from aging. This salt-based body wash utilizes this specific element and brings it into your bathroom. You can use this on your body or face, and anywhere that needs special attention.

Things You'll Need

  • Sea salt
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Olive oil

Take a large mixing bowl and pour in 2 to 3 tablespoons of very fine organic sea salt. Mix in 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar. Stir the solution together until the salt is diluted and it is a consistent color and texture.

Slowly pour in a quarter cup of organic flaxseed oil, stirring slowly while you do it. Flax is somewhat perishable so make sure it is as fresh as possible. Pour in a quarter cup of organic olive oil, stirring slowly while you pour. Stir the entire solution until it is fully mixed and consistent. If you only have one of the needed oils you can just go ahead and use a full half cup of that oil.

Pour the oil solution into a plastic or glass bottle with a securable top. Fasten the lid tightly, then shake to mix it even further.

To use the scrub, stand in your shower stall without the water running. Rub the oily solution all over your body, trying to be slow and methodical. Try to use more of the solution on areas of rough, excessively dirty or dead skin. You may want to just use your hands instead of a cloth or sponge, mostly because this will give you a better reach around your body.

Once you have gotten it all over your body and have sufficiently scrubbed yourself, rinse thoroughly. It is advisable to wash yourself with soap afterwards so that there is not residue left from the salt and oil.

Since flax is somewhat perishable, it is best to keep the bottle of oily solution in your refrigerator, where it will stay good for several weeks. Make sure that the refrigerator’s temperature is not set too low, or it may partially freeze. If it is in a warm, moist place, like a bathroom, only keep it for about a week to a week and a half.

Tips & Warnings

  • Get the freshest oil you possibly can.
  • Do not use this solution if you have open wounds.

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