Sea Salt for the Skin + Recipe

One of my favorite things to do when I’m by the ocean is to gather up sea water, boil it down to the sea salt and use it in homemade salt scrubs.  Sea salt has so many skin-friendly minerals, including calcium, magnesium and potassium.  These minerals work to speed up healing and combat bacterial and skin infections.  If you are in the Southwest where I am, the air is really dry and hot so the skin is prone to drying out.  Salt scrubs are wonderful to have on hand to exfoliate the dry patches that inevitably arise.  This is a little recipe that I formulated when I was living by the ocean and making salt scrubs regularly.  If you try it out, I hope you enjoy. =)


1 ½ cup fine sea salt 

½ cup coconut oil (unfractionated or fractionated—up to you)

1 tsp. shea butter

½ tsp. jojoba oil

2-3 drops of rosehip oil

Essential oils of your choice


First, melt the shea butter, then add it to the coconut oil, sea salt, jojoba oil, and rosehip oil. Mix well, then add the essential oils of your choice.

Place in any clean, glass container of your choosing.