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May 21, 2015

DIY

How To Make Luxurious Salt Scrubs with Marble & Milkweed

We recently visited Briar Winters the owner of Marble + Milkweed, a small batch apothecary company based in Tribeca. She kindly gave us a studio tour and whipped up three beautiful salt scrubs using the Dead Sea salt from our Hyde Park Collection. Customize your salt scrub with easy to come by ingredients or add a few drops of high quality essential oils for a truly luxurious experience. 

Instructions:

Choose the Morning, Evening or Luxe Rose blend from below. All three scrubs use the same instructions, but slightly different ingredients. One of the many beauties of these salts is that they are versatile. Decide if you'd like to make a face scrub or bath salts. For a face scrub you may want to grind the salt in a mortar and pestle for a more delicate texture on your skin. Leave the salt as is for bath salts. Add the salt and all the dried ingredients and stir together with a spoon. Add each essential oil one drop at a time and mix in. Essential oils are strong so only a couple drops of each will do. Next, the carrier oil. Briar recommends jojoba oil since it's the closest oil to what our own body produces and absorbs quickly. If there's an oil you prefer like avocado or almond go for that. The amount of oil you use depends on your skin type and preference. Add the oil in small amounts at a time and test it out on your inner wrist to see if you like the texture. Mix it up, scoop into a jar and you're done! If you decided to make bath salts scoop the mix into a muslin pouch instead and add to your next bath. The pouch lets the herbs and salt infuse the water without making it messy. 

 

Morning Blend Face Scrub


Ingredients:
- rosemary essential oil
- spearmint essential oil
- dried spearmint
- jojoba oil or any other carrier oil
- Dead Sea and Himalayan salt mix

Tools:
- mini pipette
- food safe bowl
- spoon
- glass jar from the English Rose Face Scrub or small muslin bag

 

 

Evening blend scrub

Ingredients:
- lavender essential oil
- chamomile essential oil
- dried lavender
- dried chamomile
- jojoba oil or any other carrier oil
- Dead Sea and Himalayan salt mix

Tools:
- mini pipette
- food safe bowl
- spoon
- glass jar from the English Rose Face Scrub or small muslin bag

Luxe rose scrub

Ingredients:
- rose otto essential oil*
- dried rose petals
- dried cornflowers
- jojoba oil or any other carrier oil
- Dead Sea and Himalayan salt mix (Briar used just Himalayan salt to give it that extra rosy color)

Tools:
- mini pipette
- food safe bowl
- spoon
- glass jar from the English Rose Face Scrub or small muslin bag

*Briar used two drops of rose otto essential oil in this blend, but full disclosure, that oil is super expensive. We're talking a $1,000 for a 2 oz bottle expensive! She recommends the rose blend from Eden Botanicals which is much more affordable and still uses absolute rose essential oil. 

Many many thanks to Briar for making these amazing salt scrubs for us. Have your own blend that you've made? Share it with us on Instagram using #makertakes and while you're at it follow Briar @marbleandmilkweed.