Reruns: Sea Salt Body Scrub

Friday, September 9, 2011

Almost a year ago I had a baby shower for my sister. If you're new and haven't checked it out, you should read through all the fun. It was a great time! I gave some bath and body items as favours and have decided to rerun them for reasons that are much too complicated to bother explaining.

These little scrubs are tons of fun to make. It's also very easy to make them look beautiful. I used Martha Stewart's recipe as a starting point, but I definitely played with them and made it my own. I don't have measurements on my recipe because I think you need to figure that out on your own. I found suggestions that said you should use 2x as much salt as oil, but that was still too oily for me.


Coarse Sea Salt
Coconut oil
Another carrier oil, that is liquid at room temperature
Essential oils or fragrance oils
Food colouring or another cosmetic-grade dye


Put your salt in a bowl. Mix colour in, drop by drop (mixing between) until desired colour is achieved. Melt your coconut oil and add a few drops of your other carrier oil. This will keep your oil from solidifying. Mix until you have a nice consistency. There shouldn't be a ton of oil that settles to the bottom even while you are stirring. If you don't know if the consistency is right, try some out on your hands. It's all about your taste. Next, add your fragrance in a little at a time. When the smell is right, spoon them into canning jars (I used 125 ml size) and seal them up. Ta-da!

1 wonderful comments:

Sea Salts said...

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