If you don’t happen to have an extra hundred bucks to enjoy a day at the spa, don’t sweat it. There are lots of ways you can be nice to yourself for less. A lot less!

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You can pay $32 for a 6.7-ounce tube of Salt Scrub™ by Origins, or make your own for about a buck.

Find a nice container (a small glass jar or with a tight-fitting lid works well) and fill it about 3/4 full with Epsom salt. Now slowly mix in either almond oil (better) or baby oil (cheaper) and stir until the mixture looks like wet snow.

It’s optional, but you can add your choice of aromatherapy-grade essential oil to add scent.

To use: Massage over wet skin in a hot shower with hand or washcloth. Rinse. Scratchy, scaly skin is suddenly gorgeous. Do not use on broken or freshly shaven skin.


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