What you'll need
Approximately 1/4 cup table salt or sea salt depending on your preference
Olive oil, however, grape seed oil can be used as a substitute if preferred
A small plastic container for mixing
Essential oil of whatever scent you choose - optional

Pour the salt into the plastic container
Pour the oil in just until it passes the top of the salt. Addthe essential oil if you choose
Mix it thoroughly
Spread over your body
Rub in gently with your fingers. Make sure not to rub it in too much, salt is an excellent exfoliate, and can be abrasive to those who have more sensitive skin types
Rinse off thoroughly
Reveal your new skin

Grape seed oil can be substituted for the olive oil. The advantages of using it instead are that grape seed oil includes nutrients that are great for your skin such as Vitamins E, C, and Beta-Carotene. Grape seed oil promotes healthy cell structure and prevents and heals stretch marks. While olive oil might do an adequate job here in moisturizing your skin, the bonuses of grape seed oil make it an effective replacement.
This recipe does not have a shelf-life, so only make enough of the mixture for an individual use. Skin will seem like it's been given new vitality and the recipe does not get any more simple to make. You will be surprised with how vibrant and smooth this mixture will leave your skin looking and feeling. Remember to put yourself on the list of things that need to be taken care of and before you know it, you will be back up and running full speed ahead.

Michelle Pino, is a Spa Manager at Skana, a spa in upstate New York at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.  She enjoys DIY projects, healthy recipes, exercise, and all things related to skin care. If you have any comments or questions feel free to contact Michelle via email at michellepino@turningstone.com