Oils for Body Scrubs
Carrier Oils for Bath Salts
When you make DIY body scrubs, choosing the right oils is important. A scrub is an exfoliant, usually salt or sugar, mixed with a carrier oil. The oil helps make the scrub easy to use, and lubricates the exfoliant so that it doesn’t damage your skin. Scrubs usually use oils that are liquid at room temperature for a base, because it makes the scrub easier to spread on your skin, and easier to rinse off. But oils do more than that. They moisturize skin, especially since you’re using your scrub in the bath or shower, and they also provide a layer of protection to keep your newly exfoliated skin protected from dehydration. Hydrated skin is healthy skin, after all. You can use multiple oils for body scrubs, and you can tailor your scrub to an individual skin type. You might want lighter, non-comedogenic oils for a facial scrub, saving heavier oils for body scrubs. You can also add specialty oils to provide specific nourishing benefits to your scrub; extra moisturizing for dry skin, or soothing benefits for delicate or irritated skin. You shouldn’t neglect the opportunity to use oils for your bath salts and soaks, either. A small amount of oils in your bath soaks makes the bath a truly luxurious experience. It makes the water feel soft and silky, and more importantly, it can offer some of the same benefits as oils in body scrubs. These oils can nourish and moisturize, and create that all important protective lipid layer to trap moisture in the outer layer of your skin. Check out our options for carrier oils for bath soaks and body scrubs. We have a wide variety of oils, each with their own unique properties. We know you’ll find the perfect oil (or oils) for your body scrub or bath soak project.