OIL I’m talking plant oils here, so no mineral oil, petroleum, etc. There are tons to choose from, all having different nutrients and properties to offer. I generally use/start with Olive Oil simply because it’s abundant in this house, but I have used Grapeseed Oil (lighter, good for damaged skin), Coconut oil (solid at room temp, great alone as a skin moisturizer), and Jojoba (closest to human sebum) to name a few. Drop by your local grocery store to get started right away. When you are ready to expand your collection, check out Mountain Rose Herbs for more.
SALT Yeah, salt. This article is mostly about oil, but salt does a great job of exfoliating rough/dry skin. There are many gourmet salts on the market, but plain old NaCl will do. You could branch out with sea salt (it’s softer) and epsom salt (not for consumption), but this is about using what you have, so, use what you have!