Summer’s coming and you’re about to expose a lot more skin this season. So how can you keep your arms, legs and even your feet looking and feeling healthy, moisturized and radiant? Whether you’re a shower or bath nut, you’ll love using one of the many salt scrubs available today. The salt naturally melts, giving you just enough exfoliation without nicking or tearing your sensitive skin. And because of salt’s active mineral properties, using salt scrubs on your body is a great way to help little wounds heal more quickly.
There are lots of exfoliating scrubs that use different kinds of salt. There are scrubs with sea salt, scrubs with Dead Sea salt and scrubs that feature pink Himalayan salt. You can get scrubs with Mediterranean salt, Hawaiian salt and scrubs that just use plain mineral salt. No matter which you choose, they’ll smooth and detoxify your skin. The other big advantage to salt scrubs is environmental – scrubs that use those small plastic pills as exfoliators are polluting our oceans and other water sources because they never bio-degrade. Just remember… don’t scrub every day. Once or twice a week will have your skin looking smooth, shiny and supple for those sundress and swimsuit days ahead.
Salt scrubs are especially effective on those tricky dry skin magnets (also known as your knees and elbows.) If those areas are particularly difficult problems for you, make sure to look at the ingredient list for the re-moisturizing ingredients included in each product. Personally, I’m a big fan of moisturizing salt scrubs that include shea butter, almond oil, coconut oil and olive oil. Those products seem to work best for me, even though I’ve got somewhat oily skin.
The other fun thing about the deliciously decadent scrubs I’ve chosen as my top faves, is that many of them also include herbal, floral and fruit ingredients that not only make them feel good, but add a quick dose of aromatherapy to your body scrubbing experience. Now you can save your spa money for some other fun purchases, because many of my picks are unbelievably affordable. Plus, you deserve to pamper yourself, right? Now’s the time to go shopping and get scrubbing. Here are my Top 15 Best Salt Scrub Beauty Products.
1. L’Occitane Verbena Body Salt Scrub
Salts from the Mediterranean Sea combine with the refreshing fragrance of pure extracts of verbena, orange, geranium and lemon tree in this luxurious exfoliating body scrub. Enriched with organic verbena extract from Provence, it helps remove dead skin cells, and leaves your skin feeling fresh and smelling delicious. Just stir this scrub up with the spa-style wooden spoon that’s included and massage over your wet body. Once you’ve rinsed thoroughly, your skin will be silky-smooth as dead skin cells are massaged away. For the days you don’t scrub (because you shouldn’t scrub everyday), try L’Occitane’s Verbena Shower Gel. Once you’ve exfoliated, L’Occitane’s Verbena Body Lotion is the perfect way to hydrate your skin and leave it smooth, soft and smelling a little like heaven.
2. bliss Hot Salt Scrub
This luxurious scrub from bliss is a self-heating gel for some spa-strength, skin smoothing action. It literally demolishes dry, tough skin and leaves rough spots seriously smooth, soft, and hydrated. Therapeutic actives warm as you rub, loosening knots and tense, tight muscles, while a combination of eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender essential oils stimulate your senses and clear your sinuses. Just apply generously to dry skin and scrub your skin all over until it’s buffed, de-roughed, soft, and sloughed. Then rinse thoroughly. Mmmm. so nice. For those extra dry, difficult to manage patches, try bliss 24-Heaven Healing Body Balm for coping with chronic dryness. bliss’ Body Butter, with blood orange and white pepper will leave your skin silky soft, and smelling… well… edible.
3. SABON Body Scrub
Sabon’s Body Scrub, made with pure sea salt, is enriched with natural oils and vitamin E. It moisturizes with almond oil, jojoba oil, borage oil and additional oils sourced from the Amazon rain forest. Massage your body with its gentle salt granules to remove dead cells and renew skin, leaving it silky and smooth. The minerals absorbed in the Dead Sea salt penetrate your skin to get rid of skin impurities. This scrub is also excellent for those of you who suffer from eczema and psoriasis because of the rich oils in this formula. With a luscious Jasmine fragrance, you can scrub old skin to a beautiful and youthful sheen. Sabon also makes a wonderfully hydrating Dead Sea mud mask as well as an oat-enriched super foaming face wash.
4. ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow
This luxurious salt scrub melts on contact with your skin to leave it beautifully soft and nourished. The mineral rich salts, along with fragrant hibiscus, cleanse and exfoliate, while an infusion of exotic Tahitian monoi oil and Frangipani flowers seal in your skin’s moisture. Your skin will be soft, smooth, exfoliated and oh-so-delicately fragranced. For silky, smooth and supple skin, consider trying the Elemis Frangipani gift set with four great products to use simultaneously. If Frangipani flower isn’t the scent for you, Elemis also makes a range of products in a delicious Camellia fragrance.
5. AHAVA Softening Butter Salt Scrub
AHAVA has created the ultimate body exfoliating scrub in this luscious blend of Dead Sea salt crystals, fragrant essential oils and concentrated Dead Sea minerals. The gentle salt scrub exfoliates your skin’s dead cells and then it transforms into a rejuvenating lotion for intense hydration. This butter-textured body exfoliator is rich in natural salts, oils and sugar, and it almost magically transforms into a lotion once it’s mixed with water. While you gently massage it into your skin, you can almost feel it drink in the rich moisture, leaving you smooth, soft and glowing. AHAVA makes a decadent Caressing Body Sorbet made from Dead Sea plants. It’s perfect for daily post-shower hydration. For a muscle-relaxing spa experience at home, try AHAVA’s Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salts.
6. ila-Spa Body Scrub for Energizing and Detoxifying
Ideal for when you’re feeling tired, run, down or sluggish, ila-Spa’s revitalizing salt body scrub boosts your energy along with your immune system. This exfoliating body scrub is also effective in easing arthritic and joint pain, while its boost of wild-grown Argan oil nourishes the deepest layers of your skin. Formulated with Himalayan salt crystals, juniper berry, organic rose geranium and wild poppy essence, the natural salt scrub leaves you feeling relaxed and refreshed. ila-Spa’s products are made to soothe the body and the mind, like this ila-Spa Body Balm for Feeding the Skin and the Senses. ila-Spa also makes a Body Oil to Boost Vital Energy. Now who couldn’t use some of that?
7. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sea Salt Body Scrub
Escape with a little tropical TLC. Alba Botanica’s luxurious sea salt body scrub features sugar cane enzymes, tropical nut oils and fruit extracts to nourish and intensely pamper your skin. For island smooth beauty, this body scrub features Pacific sea salts to deeply detox and exfoliate even the roughest skin. The formula’s sweet island oils lavish moisture to soften and hydrate your fresh, newly smooth skin, leaving it nourished and dewy. Alba Botanicals use 100% vegetarian ingredients and are never tested on animals. You can count on this product being free of parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. Amazingly, this is a spa-quality body scrub at a fraction of the price of many others. Alba Botanica also makes a delicious smelling Hawaiian Kukui Nut Body Oil. Their simply sumptuous Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner smells so good, you almost want to suck on your hair.
Price: $5.99 (5 percent off MSRP)
8. Adovia Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub
Exfoliate and pamper your body with this invigorating salt scrub that combines Dead Sea Salt and minerals with natural, moisturizing oils. Gentle and reviving, this salt scrub exfoliates the top layer of skin cells, revealing a younger, more beautiful layer beneath. While smoothing your skin and stimulating circulation, this relaxing body scrub will gently buff away dead skin cells leaving your skin soothed, supple and refreshed. The abrasive action of the salt leaves your pores open, allowing them to breathe. A vigorous scrub not only softens, stimulates and cleans, but also makes your skin look lighter and brighter. Adovia also makes Exfoliating Dead Sea Facial Salts, as well as Natural Dead Sea Mud Soap.
Price: $12.95 (66 percent off MSRP)
9. Double Love Body Scrub with Himalayan Salt & Organic Lavender Essential Oils
Exfoliate, re-mineralize and moisturize for a radiant glow. The pure, organic Lavender essential oil in this salt body scrub helps you relax and wash away tension, while the Himalayan crystal salt provides a perfect, mineral-rich buffer to remove dull, dead skin cells, bringing new life to your skin. The Lavenders in this formula are different varietals, grown in different climates. That means they have individual scents and healing profiles. Some are sweeter, some are more floral, others quite herbaceous and woodsy, and some are even a little fruity. The raw, food grade Himalayan salt is used for its maximum nutrient profile including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. The rich minerals and nutrients in the salt are delivered to your cells via an easily absorbed ionic infusion, improving the tone, texture and appearance of your skin. For a smooth and beautiful face, try Angel Face Botanicals’ Pineapple and Papaya Exfoliating Mask. For a detoxifying, deep pore facial cleansing try their special Super Detox Cleanser.
10. Tree Hut Mediterranean Salt Scrub
This salt scrub from Tree Hut is loaded with Mediterranean Sea salt that contains a high percentage of magnesium, sulfates, and potassium to help treat dry skin while polishing away dead skin cells. It is formulated with activated charcoal to help remove toxins and impurities. And then, it’s infused with fig fruit extract to help boost and rejuvenate your skin, along with Certified Organic olive oil, known for its anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, healing and regenerating properties. To further repair and re-moisturize your skin after a good scrub, this exfoliating body scrub also contains Certified Organic shea butter that offers anti-aging benefits and promotes your skin’s elasticity. You’ll feel refreshed and sport the lush, sweet scent of fig and olive. Tree Hut also makes a Soothing Himalayan Salt Scrub in a light and lovely Cherry Blossom scent. Post scrub, slather up with Tree Hut’s Tropical Mango Shea Body Butter for soft, shining skin.
Price: $9.49 (5 percent off MSRP)
11. Origins Ginger Body Salt Scrub
First, there’s the cute little reusable jar…then there’s what you find inside. This exfoliating body scrub contains skin-scouring Dead Sea salts and warming ginger zest, cushioned in emollient-rich macadamia, soybean, kukui nut and sweet almond oils. This delicious smelling salt scrub removes all traces of roughness to buff every bit of you. But it’s more than a body wash, more than a body scrub. It’s truly an experience for all of your senses. Ginger root has been used as herbal therapy for thousands of years. Its warm, spicy aroma has been believed to awaken vitality, stimulate the body and inspire desire. And in many ancient cultures it was used as an aphrodisiac to “ginger up” romance. Pair it with Origins Ginger Gloss Smoothing Body Oil to soften and finish your freshly exfoliated skin. On most days of the week, you’ll just want to lather up with a bubbling body wash, so why not spice up those days as well with Origins Ginger Float Cream Bubble Bath?
12. St. Ives Sea Salt & Pacific Kelp Body Wash-Two Pack
When it comes to a great deal on good quality skin care, St. Ives is a safe bet. For a super-low price you’ll get two bottles of St. Ives exfoliating body wash with sea salt and Pacific kelp. This great body scrub smooths and renews skin with all-natural exfoliants, while also providing moisture to renew your skin after exfoliation. The mineral salt and Pacific sea kelp supply your skin with much needed vitamins and anti-oxidants to give you fresher and younger looking skin. It’s great for even the most sensitive skin as it’s hypoallergenic and formulated without parabens or phthalates. For regular shower days, try St. Ives Even and Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Body Wash. Are you looking for a scrub specifically for your face? St. Ives makes an excellent Apricot Scrub just for that.
Price: $7.85 (5 percent off MSRP)
13. Anthony Blue Sea Kelp Body Scrub
Anthony had a strategy when they created this Blue Sea Kelp Body Scrub. With sea salt to exfoliate, sea kelp extract to nourish, aloe vera gel for soothing, nutmeg extract to tone, and vitamin C to protect, your skin will be super happy, smooth and soft after using this awesome salt scrub. This scrub has an amazing deep cleansing formula that will rejuvenate your skin and prepare it to absorb moisture. It helps to eliminate any of those difficult rough and flaky patches and it polishes your body, leaving a smooth and even surface. Use daily for the best results. What’s even nicer? The Blue Sea Kelp Body Scrub comes in a jumbo size so you don’t run out!
14. Pure Body Naturals Coconut Milk Body Scrub With Dead Sea Salt
You wash, exfoliate, and moisturize your face, so why not take great care of the rest of your body. Soap and water just aren’t going to cut it if you’re after a glowing, look-at-me complexion. Show your skin some love while you hydrate, exfoliate, and protect like never before. Pure Body Naturals Coconut Milk Body Scrub is creamy and luxurious. Dead Sea Salt provides a natural yet gentle exfoliation that buffs away dead cells. Then Almond and Apricot oils team up to nourish and hydrate your complexion for a bight, vibrant look. Their ultra-moisturizing properties are even effective in reducing symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. Coconut Milk and Safflower Oil provide simple, non-invasive, anti-aging benefits from reducing the appearance of wrinkles to fading age spots. Add to that protective defense against UV radiation, and this scrub might change the way you think about skincare. Pure Body Naturals also makes a Dead Sea Mud Mask that’s a number one Amazon best-seller.
Price: $14.95 (61 percent off MSRP)
15. Indigo Wild Zum Sea Salt Body Scrub
While Zum is a made-up word, Indigo Wild Zum body scrub uses ingredients that are not. Made with moisture-saturated sea salt and pure essential oils to naturally slough off old, dead skin and improve circulation to regenerate new cells, this natural exfoliator will reveal softer, healthier and glowing skin. With a fresh, citrus scent, your skin will smell every bit as good as it looks. The proprietary formula contains no toxins or harsh chemicals. Follow up with a healthy slathering of Zum body lotion. For a healthy dose of aromatherapy with 100 percent essential oils, spritz on Zum Mist.
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