Who doesn’t love an exfoliating and exhilarating body scrub, but at a cost ranging from $10 to $30.00 per jar, its sometimes a luxury abandoned for more daily necessities. So how thrilled were we to find this recipe for a salt/beer body scrub which costs pennies and you can make yourself!
To celebrate the month of malts, The Umstead Hotel and Spa’s Spa Director Carolyn Doe has whipped up a DIY Beer Body Scrub recipes inspired by her favorite local libations.
Infused with local favorite beer, this body scrub softens dry winter skin, pulls out breakout-causing impurities, and even helps shield against harmful UV rays.
• 5 oz. of Epsom Salt
• 1-2 tbsp. of Olive Oil
• 1 tbsp. of Weeping Willow Wit Beer (or your favorite beer )
• 2-3 drops of Lemon Oil
• 1 Basil Leaf (chopped finely)
In a mixing bowl, combine the Epsom Salt and Olive Oil. Slowly add in the Beer and wait until it settles in the bowl. Mix in remaining ingredients. Prepare a warm shower and gently apply the scrub in circular motions over your legs, exfoliating the skin to a smooth finish. Breathe deeply and absorb the gentle aromas. If you experience breakouts, apply to your shoulders and back to soothe and remove impurities in the skin. After each use, store the remainder in an air tight container and keep refrigerated.