I made my own salt scrub and then made extra to give away as gifts along with some of my homemade lip balm. It was super simple. I don’t know why I’ve been buying it for so long!
Essential oil (optional)
There are numerous variations of this. Find some oils you are happy with and use those. Right now I am in love with coconut oil and I always have olive oil on hand. Since coconut oil becomes a solid at room temperature, I thought I’d blend in and equal amount of olive oil to keep it from totally solidifying. Then I mixed in a bunch of salt and a few drops of essential oil (my choice was grapefruit oil).
Start with the coconut oil. Since it is a solid you’ll want to break it up. Put it in the your mixer and whip it. At first, you’ll be doubting me, but keep at it, it will whip. Once it has whipped, add some olive oil and mix the two.
Once the two are mixed, add some essential oil (optional) Add as little or as much as you like. I find it best to only use a little, but you aren’t making it for me. Then add salt. Lots of salt. You want it to look grainy and thick. The salt is what is going to scrub all that dead skin off you!
Mix it all together with a spatula. Then transfer it to jars for gifts or some other storage container for yourself. I used a 1/4 measure scoop to fill the jars I purchased.
Apply liberally to hands and scrub over the sink.
Rinse with warm water. If you hands feel too oily, then use soap to wash them. If you use soap to wash, you will want to moisturize your hands afterwards so you don’t dry out your newly exfoliated skin.