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Homemade Salt Scrub Tutorial (vlog)

Happy Friday! Today I have a fun, easy tutorial for you in video format, which will show you how you can make a sweet but simple Valentine’s Day gift (or an any-occasion treat) in just five minutes. Giving a homemade, non-toxic personal care product to a friend or loved-one is a great way to promote a more natural beauty routine without saying a word.

How to Make Homemade Body (Salt) Scrub in Under Five Minutes

For quick reference, here is the recipe I used in the video.

Homemade Salt Scrub

{fills about 3 baby food jars}

  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup carrier oil (mix of olive and grape seed oils)
  • essential oil drops to your taste (start with 4-8)

You can vary the carrier oils (also nice would be jojoba) and the essential oils. I used a combination of sweet orange and vanilla essential oils. Mine took a few extra drops, probably because they are a couple years old. As I said in the video, lavender and eucalyptus would be lovely, too– use your imagination on the scent! Remember to start small, and add more drops as you deem necessary.

I’d love to hear how your salt scrub turns out! What other homemade beauty treats do you like to give as gifts?

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  1. momstarr

    I will try this recipe. I am wondering how most people use a scrub like this. I also wonder if you know of a homemade moisturizer recipe? I have been putting vitamin E oil and coconut oil on my face daily and it is nice during these winter months.

    • Nicole

      Hi momstarr, I use this as a body scrub in the shower for a little light exfoliation and moisturizing.

  2. melissa

    you are so darn cute nicole!! great post and great idea for valentines day!!!!
    i hope i can find time to do this <3333


  3. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    So nice to see your face again! Love this scrub, and so easy too. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your Valentine’s!

  4. Emily @ Live Renewed

    Great video! I really like this idea – I’m going to have to make it for some friends soon!

    And can I just say that I’m so jealous that you are wearing a tank top while I’m sitting at the computer wearing my winter coat because it is so cold here! 🙂

  5. Alicia

    We usually make ours with sugar, but epsom salts are a great idea because of their detoxing properties. I’ll have to try that next time. Thanks!

  6. Krissa

    Great video! I was planning on doing a lemon sugar scrub for Mother’s Day gifts, but maybe I’ll try this one with all the Epson salt I have! I bought a big box before I had my first baby and never used it…

  7. Rebekah

    This is lovely! I used all olive oil (I have very dry skin) and added lavender essential oil. Smelled like Provence. 🙂 It felt great as a scrub, and I liked the smoothness left behind by the olive oil.

    By the way, I discovered another great use of the scrub this afternoon. I’m dealing with a very unpleasant inflammation in my face (mycotoxin related) and remembering that epsom salts are antinflammatory, I gently applied some of the scrub, then left it on for about five minutes and rinsed it with some cold water and a washcloth. Um… wow. After some initial stinging, it really reduced the redness and pain, and the oil left that nice moisturized feel. I am thrilled. My face hasn’t felt this good for weeks!

    • Nicole

      I’m so glad you found it helpful for your face!

  8. Yogamama

    Hi! Im planning to make this for holiday presents this year, how long will it last once it’s mixed and can I refrigerate it if mixed soon until it’s time for gift giving in about 3 months? Thank you!!

    • Nicole

      I’d probably guess 6 months or so, but I’m not honestly sure. I’d probably wait to make it until as close to giving as possible, just so the essential oils are freshest.

  9. Bobbiejean

    Found this post while searching ‘body salt scrub recipes’ thanks! Just in time for Christmas too, didn’t think about giving as a gift.
    I’ll definitely check out your other posts.

  10. Flowers

    What a great idea! They would make fantastic gifts! Thank you for sharing!

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