Recently I spent the better part of a day perusing DIY homemade beauty product recipes on the interwebs and have been excited to try some of them; I don’t, however, have all the ingredients I need to make most of them. I had the creative itch when I got home the other day, and since this simple salt scrub recipe only had three ingredients, I decided to give it a go. Now, if you know me, you know that I rarely follow a recipe without making adjustments (often spontaneously and without reason); and the same was true for this one. Sometimes my recipe tweaks end in disaster, but this time I think it turned out well.
Lavender Herbal Salt Scrub Recipe
- 1/2 C Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (melted or very soft)
- 1/4 C Epsom Salts
- 1/2 tsp Lorannoils Lavendar Fragrance (you can use dried lavender or essential oil, this is just what I had on hand)
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 5 Sprigs Dried Rosemary, ground with mortar and pestle
Mix well in a glass bowl (plastic absorbs odors). If your coconut oil was in liquid form when you began, place the mix in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally until it sets up a bit. Transfer to a storage container and store in a cool place.
Note: The smell of the coconut oil will seem to overpower the smell of the other ingredients, but be careful not to overdo it on added scents. I noticed that the smell of the coconut fades quickly after rinsing, leaving the other scents behind; even if you can’t smell them over the coconut when you sniff the mixture. Also, this scrub is too coarse for the face; use it on less tender areas, like the hands and feet.
Feel free to play around with the herbs in this. I just happened to have some dried rosemary from last year’s garden; but you could use any combination you like.