A shiny new home for my favorite kitchen concoction/beauty treatment: salt and olive oil. I've used garden variety table salt and olive oil as a body scrub for at least 8 years, but it wasn't until last week that I got sick of whipping it up in a mixing bowl on demand. One $5.99 jar + 2 cups of salt + 1/2 cup olive oil = instant shower gratification. I've written for beauty brands since 2003, and have smeared and sniffed my way through hundreds of products. But nothing beats this bang-for-buck scrub. Your skin glows. For real. Just be sure to rinse the slippery residue out of the tub, or expect retaliation from your significant other.