Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pomegranate Scrub Recipe

for a 20 oz scrub:

18 ozs Dead Sea Salt
1/4 cup of either Sweet Almond, Macadamia Nut, or Apricot Kernel Oil (or a combination of all)
1/8 cup of Virgin Coconut Oil
1/8 cup Liquid Glycerin
1 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
1 teaspoon Tocopherals (Vitamin E Oil)
1 tablespoon Pomegranate fragrance
dash/or less Red Iron Oxide (optional for color)sprinkling of poppy seeds (optional exfoliant)

Just another in our series of wonderful body scrubs. This time we used dead sea salt from Israel. Dead Sea Salt contains ten times more minerals than regular sea salt. These minerals assist in cleansing, detoxifying and restoring a healthy body, especially the skin and muscles.

The carrier oils including the virgin coconut oil all absorb well into the skin without leaving a heavy feel. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Add the fragrance (more or less as desired). When adding the colorant, start with a very tiny amount (less than a pinch) of red iron oxide until the correct shade is achieved. Spoon into decorative jars or our wonderful plastic Bail & Wire jars. As with any scrub recipe, let it sit overnight and the oils will rise to the top. Stir when ready to use. Add more oils if necessary or if your scrub becomes dry after several months.

With proper storage - shelf life 1 year.

Caution: tub or shower may get slippery from the oils.


Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Love this! I might have to try it!!

bath angel said...

I love dead sea salt scrubs!

Lori Stoia said...

Thanks. I hope you both will enjoy this recipe. I found it interesting. I am always looking for interesting recipes to post.