Ok, got everything mixed, and did my scrub. My face is very blushed from scrubbing, but it wasn't harsh. I used more water, and it dissolved nicely. My skin feels tight, but NOT dry at ALL. It is soft and smooth. Let's see how I do w/ a few more times over the next week or 2. So far, I'm diggin' it! Can't say any better than the bs/honey concoction, but perhaps just as well or as an alternate. I loooooooove the soft microfine bs scrub, but I did feel the salt in this recipe working for me very very well. I use organic oat flour and corn meal, and Redmond's RealSalt, which is THE sea salt to get. It contains 50+ trace minerals, including iodine (naturally). It is not bleaced, kiln dried, heater, or altered w/ chemicals or pollutants. It is in it's natural form, kinda tan/almond color, for those of you unfamiliar w/ REAL sea salt. I use it in place of any salt. Anyway, I"m rambling! Awesome homemade skincare recipe, yet again! Thanks so much!