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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

DIY Salt and Sugar Scrub Recipes

Sugar and Salt Scrub Recipes 
remember to follow with Body Butter or Lotion

Making DIY scrubs are so fun and easy. There are tons of recipes out there to enjoy. Here are a few of my favorites to share with you. At the end of the post there are references where to get supplies to make your own scrubs. My daughter really enjoys making scrubs with me and we have had make and take gift parties that are a lot of fun to do, some even ate the scrub as they were making it.  It is also a great way to share your favorite essential oils with others. When you give the gift of a scrub, it is made with love and the person receiving is going to love it. 

Pinky Simple Salt Scrub

What you need
4 oz container
Fine Himalayan Salt
4-8 drops Lavender Essential oil
Almond Oil or Carrier oil of choice

What to do
Fill with fine Himalayan Salt leaving 1-2 inches at top
Then fill with Almond Oil
Add Essential Oil of choice
Mix with knife carefully
Apply scrub, then rinse with warm water

I use this salt scrub year around on my whole body after I shower. I just love it, especially in the winter when my skin is so dry. Then I don't have to put lotion on when I get out.

doTERRA Body Scrub

And for the times when you don't have time to make your own scrub, you can always have the body scrub on hand. I love this scrub. I love making my own scrubs, but this one is a good one. It is a sugar scrub and it smells wonderful. It has Wild Orange, Grapefruit and Ginger Essential Oils. 

Festive Sugar Scrub

What you need
¾ cup white sugar 
4 drops Cassia oil
4 drops Clove oil
2–4 drops Ginger oil
Tip: You can use brown sugar or sea salt in place of white sugar and almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil in place of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
What to do
  1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Stir until the mixture is the consistency of a slushy. You may need to add more sugar or Fractionated Coconut Oil for desired consistency.
  4. For separate colors, divide scrub into bowls separate bowls and add color then carefully pour each layer.
Coconut Salt Scrub

What you need
1 cup organic virgin coconut oil
1 cup Pink Himalayan (or Epsom) salt
¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
15 drops favorite essential oil

What to do
  1. Melt coconut oil in microwave or over double boiler
  2. Once melted, remove from heat
  3. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil and Pink Himalayan Salt to melted coconut oil
  4. Stir until combined
  5. Add essential oil
  6. Let sit until coconut oil solidifies, stirring every 10 minutes
    Tip: Put in refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.
  7. Stir until well combined and store in an airtight container
  8. To use, rub on skin and rinse with warm water
Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
This is a fun one

What you need
¾ cup white sugar
12 drops Peppermint oil 
Skin safe food coloring
Tip: In place of white sugar, you could use sea salt. In place of Fractionated Coconut Oil you could use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil. 
What to do
  1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl. 
  2. Divide mixture equally into two bowls. 
  3. In one bowl, add red skin safe food coloring. 
  4. Layer red and white scrub to create a ‘candy cane’ effect. 

And remember to rinse your feet and then dry and apply body butter or lotion of choice. 

You can get supplies at AromaTools, Soap Goods or Amazon. You can get essential oils with the shop tab at top of page or clicking here. I get my Himalayan Salt from San Francisco Salt Company and I get the extra fine. Sugar and Salt Scrubs make great gifts. They do not ship well unless you pack it really well and have a super tight lid. Have fun and enjoy!

References doTERRA.com 
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not
intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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