Thursday, March 29, 2012

DIY Lush Ocean Salt Scrub

I can't take full credit for this particular DIY. The original recipe/inspiration came from here. I simply added a lot more salt than her original recipe called for. But I must thank her for this recipe because it is divine and has saved my face and hands on more than one occasion.

So let's get started!

Ocean Salt Scrub

For this recipe, you'll need:
Coarse Sea Salt (You can also use finer grain salt, but I find that the coarse salt holds truer to Lush's original)
Coconut Milk
Lemon Juice
Avocado
Witch Hazel or Vodka (I used witch hazel here as I can't legally get my hands on vodka. Lush's version does use vodka however, but it will work either way.)
A mason jar (my favorite, of course)

Ocean Salt Scrub

Start by cutting your avocado open and removing the pit. You'll need about 1 tablespoon. Make sure you use a very ripe avocado or mashing it in the next step will be difficult.

Ocean Salt Scrub

Mash the avocado until it is creamy.

Ocean Salt Scrub

Add a half teaspoon of the coconut milk, a half teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the witch hazel/vodka.

Ocean Salt Scrub

Mix everything together until the mixture is smooth.

Ocean Salt Scrub

Here's where I diverge a bit. The original recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of sea salt, but I kept adding small amounts of the salt until I was satisfied with the texture. So start out with 2 and continue adding salt until you are satisfied with the texture. Mine ended up being a bit thicker and coarser than what the original called for.

Ocean Salt Scrub
Ocean Salt Scrub

Last but not least, pour the scrub into a mason jar and you are good to go! This scrub is fantastic for your face and hands. It leaves your skin incredibly soft and is great after a long, cold winter. Just scrub in circles over your face and work between your hands. Rinse with warm water.

With your leftovers, you can also make coconut whipped cream!

Enjoy!

12 comments:

  1. How long does this keep? Thank you so much for posting this. I love ocean salt but I can't always afford it.

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    1. You're welcome! I'd say it probably keeps for a month or two, maybe a bit longer if you store it in the fridge. You'll definitely know when it's no good because it turns brown and smells sour.

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  2. Thank you for posting this! I'm going to make it this weekend. I love Ocean Salt, but it is crazy expensive. I get tired of paying almost $40 for 8.5 oz...especially since I use it all over so it goes quick. Kudos for making it yourself!

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  3. Thank you so much for posting this! I've been wanting to try out the Lush scrub forever but there are no Lush's around me. I can't wait to try this out!!!

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  4. What would you use instead of avocado?


    Emily
    eageremily.blogspot.com

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    1. Avocado oil? Helps it to preserve longer

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  5. Can you use flavored vodka?

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  6. Will it last longer with a preservative?

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  7. Ah, this might be a life saver. Thanks!

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  8. I would make this, but I'd leave out the fresh avocado and substitute avocado butter (which is a solid oil like coconut oil, but called "butter) and I'd probably add some lime essential oil. Thanks, nice recipe!

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  9. And I'd use coconut oil instead of the coconut milk. That way, with the avocado butter and coconut oil it will have a long shelf life and won't need to be refrigerated. Plus, it's going to be very moisturizing. :-)

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  10. I made this just as your recipe calls. It is wonderful! In my opinion it is better than the Lush scrub that you would pay $20 for. I like keeping it in the refrigerator because I love the cold scrub on my skin. It is refreshing. I unfortunately have adult acne and this has really helped get rid of my acne as soon as it appears. I scrub my face and allow it to dry like a mask and then use a wet towel to wipe it off. Love, love, love it! Thank you!

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