One of my favorite things to have handy in the bathroom all year-round is a salt scrub. So simple to make and so useful to exfoliate dry hands, feet, elbows, knees and more! Here is a great go-to recipe for personal use and gift giving!
1. First I gather all my ingredients together. For this recipe, I used:
- 16 oz – Fine Ground Salt
- 1 oz – Olive Oil
- ½ oz – Essential Oil
2. The salt I used is a beautiful Velvet Ground Breton Organic Grey Sea Salt (that was a mouth full!) Its texture is similar to sand, but lighter and softer. There are a ton of different salts out there, so work within your budget and needs. If you only have coarse salt around, grind it down to a fine consistency that will work well in a scrub. Weigh out your salt and olive oil in a large bowl and mix together. Find an essential oil or blend of oils to add to your salt. I added my favorite blend of lemon verbena, sweet orange, and honeysuckle. The way I always describe this blend is bright, but homey. This is your part to get creative. Let me know what blend you would use with this recipe!
3. You can leave the recipe at that or you can add something to make it a little more special. I decided to go with ground rose petals. Other great additives are ground oats, lavender petals, ground seaweed, or orange powder. Keep in mind what essential or fragrance oil you are using and how it all fits together.
4. As you can see I only added a few pinches of rose petals. I didn’t want it to overpower the blend, or be too messy in the sink when I use it. It adds some little specks of color in my salt as well.
5. If you’re making this for yourself, put it in a zip lock bag or mason jar and store in a dry place. Or find a cute jar and gift this salt scrub!
6. We always have cute jars and containers around our Abbey Brown shop. I found this mini milk jar that was the perfect size for my 16oz salt scrub. Tie a cute tag on with twine or wraphia and these make the perfect wedding favors or hostess gift!