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How to Make Salt Scrub

All you need are 3 ingredients for a nourishing, skin-soothing salt scrub. This recipe shows you how to make your own using ingredients you already have on hand. But once you get the hang of it, try experimenting with your own essential oils and additional ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Body Scrub
Keyword: beauty, skincare
Yield: 1 cup
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $5


  • Small bowl
  • 8-ounce glass jar with lid


  • 1 cup sea salt any natural sea salt will do
  • 1/3 cup almond oil jojoba is also good for all skin types
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil can also choose rosehip, carrot seed, or any oil you have on hand
  • 1 teaspoon bentonite clay optional - or use dried flower petals, grated citrus rinds, coffee grounds, etc.


  • Choose your salt based on your skin’s particular needs. Coarse pink sea salt is perfect for feet, knees, and overall circulation, while a finely ground salt is ideal for more sensitive areas. And any kind of carrier oil will do, but I love jojoba for its skin-soothing benefits and almond for gently locking in moisture.
  • Combine the sugar and oils in a small bowl. Then add your essential oils and any optional ingredients. Mix again.
  • Spoon the scrub into a glass jar and screw the lid on tight. If it’s just salt and oil, store in the bathroom for up to a year. If your scrub contains other ingredients (e.g., flower petals or aloe vera), use within a month.


Ingredients in your salt scrub may separate over time, so always stir before using.