DIY Skincare Solution

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Mix Coarse Sea Salt or Sugar with Oil at a 2:1 ratio for a simple basic scrub recipe.

For example, mix 1 cup Salt with 1/4 cup Coconut Oil and 1/4 cup Vitamin E oil; if you are only using one kind of oil, mix 1/2 cup Oil with 1 cup Salt or Sugar.

Then add 3-4 drops of Essential Oils and stir it up. Adding one or two capsules of vitamin E oil will preserve your product longer. Store your scrubs in a sterilized glass or plastic container. You can even put some in small jars for gifts or retail.


Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub

2/3 cup granulated white sugar

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup olive oil or any carrier oil

One tbs vanilla extract


Lavender Rosemary Scrub

1 cup kosher salt

½ cup apricot kernel or light olive oil

5 drops lavender essential oil

4 drops rosemary essential oil


Almond Sugar Scrub

½ cup almond meal

½ cup brown sugar

1/3 cup sweet almond or light olive oil

Three tablespoons honey


Tea Tree Peppermint Scrub

½ cup carrier oil (apricot kernel or other)

1 cup of sea salt

Organic tea tree essential oil 4-6 drops

Organic peppermint essential oil 4-6 drops


Citrus Salt Scrub

1 cup sea salt

1/4 cup light olive oil

4 drops lemon essential oil

4 drops orange essential oil


Foot Soaks

An easy way to do a Foot Soak is to use store-bought mineral bath salts, bath fizzes, teabags, or natural bath foam.

Some fun extras are

  • smooth stones on the bottom of the bowl
  • flower petals or flower tops
  • fresh herbs, lemon or orange slices
  • a warm neck wrap and warm hand mitts while

Another tip is to combine a foot soak with a foot scrub. Just have your client soak for ten minutes, then scrub their feet while sitting in a comfortable chair. Then you can rinse their feet in the foot soaking water, dry them and have them move to the massage table.


Soothing Foot Soak

This foot soak is good for aching feet aches, removing odors, and softening rough skin. Add some rose or lavender petals to the bath.

Mix the essential oils in the salts and add ¼ cup to 1-2 gallons of water for soaking.

1/2 cup Epsom salts

drops peppermint essential oil,

3 drops tea tree oil,

Three drops lavender


Lavender Milk Bath Foot Soak

1 cup milk (keep powdered milk on hand, not fat-free)

3 drops lavender essential oil

Mix the milk up in a measuring cup, add essential oils, stir, and add to foot bathwater. You can also substitute any essential oils you would like, but just a few drops.


Aromatherapy Blends for Massage

Enhance your massage oils with these aromatherapy blends.

You can shop for essential oil online now.

Calming Blend

1-ounce carrier oil such as sweet almond

10 drops Roman Chamomile

Five drops Lavender


Relaxation Blend

3 drops sweet orange

Five drops lavender

1-ounce carrier oil


Stress Relief Blend

Two drops lavender

One drop ylang ylang

2 drops petitgrain

Add two drops of lavender, one drop ylang-ylang, and two drops of petitgrain to one ounce of massage oil or cream.


Uplifting Blend

7 drops neroli

Three drops lavender

20 drops lemon

2 ounces carrier oil


We also offer therapeutical Aromatherapy add-ons to our treatments! Add Aroma Therapy or CBD Oil add-on to your appointment for an extra kick! Book online now or contact us directly!


Brilliant Massage & Skin

Burlington, Vermont