DIY Sea Salt & Coconut Oil Scrub

Salt scrubs are one of the easiest spa products to make at home—and a perfect gift with your own added personal touch.  With this easy salt scrub recipe, you can exfoliate your skin at home instead of paying $$ or more at the spa.

This is a basic recipe that can be tweaked in any number of ways. Experiment with different and/or various ingredients to get a feel of what you like.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 cup *coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Himalayan rock salt (optional, for added minerals)
  • 5 to 7 drops **grapefruit essential oil (optional, but I recommend it)
  • 1 tbsp whole rosemary leaves, or any scented flower petals, i.e., rose, jasmine, honeysuckle, etc., plus extra for jar decor (optional)

*If your pantry isn’t stocked with coconut oil, olive oil also works as a great natural moisturizer.

**Grapefruit essential oil brings a fresh, citrusy note to the scrub and leaves my skin feeling energized and bright. It also has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which are bound to come in handy during the winter months. Lemon or orange essential oils would also do the trick.

If you’re looking for something more calming, go with lavender, bergamot, or chamomile essential oils.

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Supplies:

  • Plastic or glass jars with air-tight lids, or preferably with hinges 4oz, or larger
  • Small funnel
  • Scissor
  • Ribbon, labels (optional)
  • Small wooden (or similar) spoon (makes it easier to scoop out of the jar later on!)

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in an airtight container.
  2. Decorate each jar, if desired.
  3. Use as is, or if you prefer a thicker texture, place in fridge for 30 min.
  4. In the shower, dampen and cleanse your skin, apply scrub in circular motion.  Rinse.  Pat dry.

Don’t freak out if you forget it in the fridge (it will become a block of salt), just let it come to room temperature and it will become usable again.

Tip:

To slough off dead skin cells and restore moisture, you can also use this as an exfoliating sea salt hand scrub!  Keep it in the kitchen to use year long.

BONUS!

Brown sugar & honey face scrub recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp local honey
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt coconut oil body scrub

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in an airtight container.
  2. Apply on wet clean skin, scrub in circular motion. Rinse, pat dry.