Thursday, May 26, 2011

DIY Skin Salt Scrub!

A few days ago I was perusing Lauren Conrad's new beauty Web site that covers all kinds of "hair+makeup how-to’s, nail trends, skin issues, tools, current obsessions & inspirations, as well as countless quick tips" and I came across an easy, homemade salt scrub that claimed to bring your dull skin back to life.

What really got my attention was that the scrub ingredients were common items you probably already have in your kitchen.  Easy + cheap = you got me Lauren.  I had to give it a try & I am LOVING how soft and exfoliated my skin feels.   Obviously, I had to share with you girls immediately.  The whole scrub cost me only about $1.25, so you better believe this is going to become a weekly or monthly ritual.

All you need are these 3 ingredients:
  • 5 tbsps sea salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • one lemon
Time to "mix and mash":
Measure 5 tbsp of sea salt and pour into a cereal sized bowl.
Add 1 tbsp oil to the salt.  Once the salt gets coated by the oil, the lemon won’t dissolve it.

Mix together.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon.  Remove any seeds that get in the scrub mix.
Ta-Da!  Here's how it looks when you're done.
Scrub away (except not your face)!
Seriously, I'm really impressed.  Now I want to find homemade face masks and hair treatments.  I'll keep you posted if I find any other cheap DIY beauty treatments worth sharing.

Enjoy your silky summer ready skin!
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  1. you're my hero for this. i spend like ridiculous amounts of money on stuff that doesn't even always work! thanks for the tips and i totally can't wait to try this sometime!

  2. Beauty Department has seriously become my go-to site when I have any beauty questions. Thanks for passing this along. Let us know if you find a DIY mask!

  3. thats so cool. Never thought to even TRY that!

    I love her new site! i am such an LC fan and wish she'd come back to her MTV roots


  4. Cool!! :)

    I saw a YouTube guru who did a video on a DIY mask using blueberries and sour cream. You should check it out! Her screen name is "Andrea's Choice" I believe.

  5. I tried this a few weeks ago and loved it! Glad you shared with everyone :) Going to check out her website now... thanks for sharing!

  6. LOVE this...i'm pretty sure i would be able to scrub my skin on my broke ass budget. i'm sure i could bring all the boys to the yard if i put this on my legs. one touch and their hooked.

    your one and only!

  7. Thanks for sharing! I def want to try! :)

  8. Cheap, easy, practical... and I'm not talking about 5$ 'tricks' in the back alley :p

    Thanks for sharing :)


  9. That's amazing! Gotta love cheap - Lauren Conrad always seems to know her stuff. LOVE her clothing line at Kohls too!

  10. Im already getting major dry summer skin! I always have this stuff at my house. Thanks for sharing!

  11. oh snap! i need to try this..and i LOVE that you got this from LC's website ha

  12. I'm obsessed with Lauren Conrad. So...probably going to do this. Thanks for showing how easy it is!!

  13. love going to try it!

    love your blog...very cute.

    xoxo-your new follower,
    Hannah @ a lovely mess.

    stop by and say hi!

  14. You can totally do something similar for your face, adding avocado or coconut oils. Coconut oil is totally cheap, and goood for your skin. The stuff I buy from Lush will break the bank, but it's the same shiznit - seasalt, oil, lime .... but they add vodka. LOL

    I'm sooooo making this tonight! And PS - you can find essential oils online or at Whole Foods .... to make even more potions!

  15. I'm so lazy that I usually don't bother making the in, I usually take a little bowl full of sugar or salt into the shower with me and just scrub away with handfulls of it. Totally works.

  16. great idea, thanks for the post! ya can't beat the price either! did it smell yummy?

    does the fact that i see salt like that and instantly want a margarita make me sound like i have a problem.... hmmmmm LOL!

  17. Can't wait to check out LC's beauty site. I just love her. And this scrub looks amazing....I will be trying this out very soon...looks like it would be a great pre-spray tan scrub!

  18. im totally doing this and i rarely say that on DIY posts! i just aquired salt (b/c i never owned any)and everything else i have. and LC has a beauty website?! pssh - i know what i'm doing tonight!

  19. awesome!!! I am totally doing this too, when I am tan enough from the skin cancer beds that my fake tan won't scratch off. Love me some linz and her bargains, this one is SO up my ally :)

  20. Definitely have to try this one out! I love homemade beauty products like that and this one looks so easy.

  21. Sounds refreshing! I once read that if you save the lemon "shelll's" after you have squeeze most of the juice out of them, you can sprinkle sea salt on the inside and use them as scouring pads to exfoliate dry elbows, knees, & heels.

  22. LOVE LC! I love DIY's! This is awesome! Definitely going to have to try it! Super simple to make and cheappp!

  23. I want to try this! You should do a DIY lip scrub, I use LUSH but there are similar ones you can make on your own...

  24. ooh, looks good. i will have to try this once my scrub runs out :)