I love love love the beach. It’s good for the soul but it’s also been known to be super great for overall health. For me specifically, every time I go to the beach I notice the super positive impact that the salt water has on my skin. If you have ever struggled with acne then you know exactly what I mean!
Sea salt water works wonders at drying out acne and purifying pores. It also helps reduce the visibility of any scars you may have from acne, so needless to say I wanted to bring those benefits home with me! And as I told you yesterday I’m pretty annoying about my dream of living at the beach. But siiince I’m being practical and realistic I decided to make some homemade sea salt spray and sea salt scrub for my face!
Technically the scrub could be used for your face or body but my primary focus is on my face since I tend to have regular breakouts (working on cutting dairy out of my diet because it’s consistently been the culprit of breakouts and bad gut health – but as you can probably guess that’s pretty hard for a person who loves pizza and ice cream to do, but more on this later).
Here are my two simple recipes for the spray and scrub. I like to think the simpler the better. They are easy to make and you know exactly what is going on your face and how good it is for you! I was actually looking for some products at the store before I made the scrub & spray and saw a “sea salt-lavender-coconut” skin cleansing product, but when I looked at the ingredient list there were probably 30 different things, most of which I had no idea what they were. So I decided to make my own, however if you still aren’t convinced, I’ve included some products that look “true-to-label” to buy.
Sea Salt Spray
Mix 1 cup of warm water to 3 tablespoons of fine un-iodized pure sea salt. Mix so that the salt dissolves and spray onto clean face two to three times daily, as needed. Rinse with warm water and then moisturize with a tiny bit of coconut oil.
Sea Salt Scrub
1/2 cup of coarse un-iodized pure sea salt
1/4 cup of 100% pure and organic coconut oil
5-10 drops of essential oil of choice (I like to use Lavender and Tea Tree for acne)
Mix together well.
Soooo simple right?! And so wonderful for you.
Here are a few products if you’re stretched for time and would rather buy something: