Aside from keeping you healthy on the inside by providing a healthy alternative for fatty oils or dressings when preparing food, olive oil can also help to keep you healthy on the outside. Bath scrubs containing olive oil help to keep skin soft and prevent blemishes, pimples, blackheads and other skin conditions. Instead of spending a lot of money on professional products that do the same thing, make your own bath scrubs with olive oil for better skin care.
Things You'll Need
Mix 3 tbsp. of olive oil and 2 tbsp. of coarse sea salt or Epsom salts in a mixing bowl. For a larger mixture, use a full cup of olive oil and 3 cups of sea salt or Epsom salts.
Stir the ingredients well in the bowl until they are fully combined.
Apply the bath scrub as an exfoliant and skin cleanser during your normal bathing routine .
Add essential oils such as almond oil or lemon oil for pleasant scents in your bath scrub. Mix and match until you find a combination that you like.
Adding 3 to 4 drops of olive oil into warm bath water can help to soften skin even without the use of the exfoliant bath scrub.
References and ResourcesLifestyle Lounge: Homemade Bath Scrubs
ShowMomtheMoney.com: Olive Oil Skin Care
DoItYourselfWeddings.com: Homemade Olive Oil Bath Scrub