Ever wonder why an Epsom salt soak at the end of a long day can feel so good? Unlike regular table salt, Epsom salt is composed mainly of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. Studies have shown that both magnesium and sulfur are easily absorbed through the skin. Since many people are deficient in both minerals, soaking in Epsom salts can yield excellent results for muscle and nerve pain, inflammation, mood, and even heart health and detoxing.
But, Epsom salt can readily move beyond the bath too.
With just four ingredients, this easy-to-make body scrub brings these same benefits to an invigorating scrub that’s sure to get your tail moving in the morning! While Epsom salt exfoliates away dead skin, coffee grounds stimulate circulation, and rich cocoa butter and coconut oil nourish, hydrate, and improve skin elasticity.
The end result? Soft, radiant skin and a bathroom that smells like a freshly brewed mocha latte!
- 1 cup Epsom Salt
- ½ cup Ground Coffee
- ½ cup Virgin (Unrefined) Coconut Oil
- ¼ cup Cocoa Butter
- 2-4 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil or Optional 2-4 drops of Vanilla Absolute in Jojoba Oil
- Combine Epsom salt and coffee grounds in a bowl. Stir together and set aside.
In a double boiler, slowly melt cocoa butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and immediately stir in coconut oil.
Add oil mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine. The mixture should resemble coarse wet sand.
Transfer to an airtight container and store in a dry place when not in use.
To use: Wet skin and use a handful of scrub to gently exfoliate your body. For maximum mineral absorption, let sit on the skin for a few minutes before rinsing off.
Caitie is a health & beauty writer and long-time green beauty advocate. Not satisfied with beauty blogs of the time, she created Naturalla Beauty in 2011 to showcase natural and non-toxic beauty and personal care options, and has been blogging strong ever since. Part-time ingredient purist and full-time green beauty lover, Caitie is passionate about finding affordable gems and showing that healthy products don’t have to break the bank.