DIY Sea Salt & Olive Oil Exfoliating Scrub, the 99 Cent Store Version!
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Beauty on a Budget
Ever since I moved to Phoenix my skin has been so dry, my feet especially since indoors I’m mostly barefoot and outdoors I’m usually in flip flops. During the summer months I get pedicures regularly and I hear those magic words, ‘Scrub $5 Extra’. I end up indulging because my feet are a dry mess. Every so often I splurge and buy a scrub that I find on sale at Marshall’s or Ross only to discover my daughter gets into it when she’s taking a bath, she’s a 7 year old with silky smooth skin.
I started researching DIY scrubs. You just basically need a salt (or sugar, but that’s an upcoming post) and an oil using the ratio of 2:1 and then you are ready to go!
I decided to use ingredients I could easily find at the Dollar Tree or the 99 Cent Store or even have at home already. This week I hit the 99 Cent Store and picked up a bottle of olive, canola oil blend and a container of sea salt. I am growing mint in my garden so I cut some from my stash to add for scent. I also bought a nice glass jar but that’s optional. Out of pocket it was $2 for my scrub that will yield a little more the 16oz of exfoliating scrubbing goodness. That comes out to 13 cents an oz as opposed to somewhere around 63 cents an ounce if you buy a 16oz scrub on sale for about $10
16 oz of sea salt
8 oz of olive oil
First I took 2 cups of the sea salt and mixed in 1 cup of the oil blend. Once this was mixed well, I took my little food processor to chop up the mint. I folded it in and mixed well. AND THAT WAS IT! It took under 10 minutes.
The fresh mint gave it a wonderful smell and I did not smell the oil one bit (that was a main concern for me). I did the Madge test on my hand (remember Madge from the old Palmolive commercials? Did I just date myself? LOL) and I was amazed at the results! I didn’t smell of olive oil, I had a nice fresh scent to the area I used the scrub on, and my hand is super soft. Even my husband came over to feel my hand and do a smell test and was really surprised at the results!
I can’t wait to scrub up my dry feet tonight and show them some TLC.
What’t next for me? Dollar Tree Sugar Scrub, Stay tuned!
Princess T ☺