A homemade magnesium scrub is a a perfect solution to dry winter skin. I love using it to exfoliate feet, but it can really be used on face and body as well. It leaves skin tingly and smooth and is completely natural.
The oil base moisturizes skin, which the roughness of the magnesium exfoliates. There are a lot of options for the scents, and essential oils like peppermint or citrus are my favorite. For a great DIY gift idea, a pinch of cinnamon powder and a few drops of peppermint essential oil make a festive addition. Some other great combinations would be:
- Lavender and Vanilla
- Citrus and Peppermint
- Lemon and Rosemary
You could even substitute sugar for the epsom salts and make combinations like brown sugar and vanilla, though this would remove the source of magnesium.
- In a small bowl, mix all ingredients and add essential oils or scents until desired scent is achieved.
- Store in airtight container and use a teaspoon sized amount to exfoliate feet or body as needed.
- Rinse after use.