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Bathtime Challenge: Scrub Savvy

We don’t have much time for lounging in the tub, and we’re betting that you don’t either. But there’s something to be said for stopping to smell the bath salts. Which is why we sampled AHAVA’s bath salts in some of this month’s Birchbox deliveries — just a gentle reminder to take the time to relax! To get you excited, we’re bringing back the Bathtime Challenge, this spring’s five-part series all about soaking and scrubbing. Day two: Scrub savvy.

Bath salts are more versatile than you’d think. Last night, as part of the Bathtime Challenge, I decided to turn AHAVA’s mineral salts into a scrub and see how they act as an exfoliator. Using olive oil as the base (you don’t need very much), I sprinkled in some salt and layered the mixture on my arms and legs. With a little gentle scrubbing, the salts eventually dissolved into a slick layer of scented oil. Using a wash cloth, I then wiped everything off and did a quick rinse.

The result? Polished, silky smooth skin! But be careful. I can’t emphasize enough that your scrubbing should be very light. If you’re too aggressive, you could scratch your skin, which would lead to stinging because well…it’s salt! While I did the scrub in the bath, you could certainly apply the same method in the shower—although I am partial to the bath, of course.

—Alta

Post bath or shower, use AHAVA’s Mineral Body Lotion for extra soft skin.

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