Sunday, May 29, 2011

Homemade Salt Scrub

I don’t know anyone out there who doesn’t love a good body scrub - exfoliating, moisturizing and a nice fragrance.  I hate paying $10 plus and this way I also know what’s in my scrub.  It’s also nice to be able to change the fragrance and not have three or four big containers taking up room. 



What I used:

Plastic storage container
Kosher Salt
Olive Oil
Fragrance


What I did:

In the plastic storage container add ½ cup kosher salt,



1 tablespoon of olive oil




and 1 teaspoon of fragrance. 


Mix it up really good.




That’s it – just store it until you’re ready to use. 




I prefer Lavender as my smell of choice and I get it at Hobby Lobby for $2.99.  You can also use lemon or lime juice, or even go fragrance free.  Additionally, you can use sugar instead of salt, I personally prefer the salt since the granules are bigger and seem to do a better job exfoliating and salt doesn’t attract ants. 

Here are a few things you need to know:
Always use a plastic container, I’ve dropped my container in the shower and boy was I glad it was plastic!  I just use regular Glad ware with the twist on lid.

Start with just 1 teaspoon of the scent.  After you've tried it and it isn't strong enough, then add more.  I've made some powerful smelling scrubs in the past!

Be careful of slips.  You’re using oil here and oil in the tub can be not so good.

34 comments:

  1. Love this idea! I could see making this as Christmas gifts. thank you for sharing it!

    Visiting from the Homemaker on a Dime linky.

    http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love using this on my hands :) and feet

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  3. I never realized how simple this is. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Fantastic idea - thanks for sharing!

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  5. thanks for sharing my feet and hands take a beating and they can use some reviving for sure come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  6. I never thought to make my own salt scrub! Looks nice and easy!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  7. This looks really fun. I could use some pampering! I may try it with some orange oil I have sitting around here...thanks for sharing!

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  8. Love this idea. I am hosting a Moms Night In soon and I might just have to make these for the ladies!

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  9. I would love to try making this! It's so nice to have lovely bath products...to feel pampered! ♥

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  10. This is awesome! I am going to try this! If I do it right I might give it out as gifts to my mom and all my sisters! Thanks for sharing

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  11. This would make a great gift-I can't wait to try it! Thanks.

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  12. Great point about scrubbing before shaving! I have a recipe for chocolate body scrub somewhere around here...

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  13. Going to whip some of this up for a friend who needs a pick me up tomorrow. Thanks!

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  14. oooh....I want to know the refill idea for foam soap!!

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  15. oh wow, i never thought i could use kosher salt to make a body scrub, i've got a few extra bags hanging around! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  16. That looks really nice! I've made my own bath salts before! You just use Epsom salts, a perfume of your choice, and food coloring (I didn't use any because I didn't have any!) here is the link: http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/recipecollections/a/blbathfizzie.htm
    I hope you like it!

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  17. Love body scrubs! I made a sugar scrub once but it didn't keep for me. May have to try this! Thanks for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party this week!

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  18. This is a wonderful idea. I don't like Bath and Body shop prices. This is great! Thanks for linking it up to HSH!
    Sherry

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  19. What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing and linking it up at Hazel & Honeysuckle! xx

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  20. Great idea! I'm going to make this tonight as part of my mother's birthday present. I think she'll love it!

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  21. What a great idea! Thank you so much for linking this up with {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  22. I've never made one with salt, what a great idea! And it would be totally fun to play with all the scents, I'd love to find peach. Thanks for linking up!

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  23. Hey! That is awesome. I am going to give it a try!

    Thank you for the recipe!


    Have a great weekend!
    ~Liz

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  24. Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ for-the-luv-of.blogspot.com that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!

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  25. Thanks for linking this recipe, it looks awesome!

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  26. THANKS for sharing your body scrub recipe on Fancy This Fridays! Hope you'll pop over today to see if you won the giveaway! :) http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/06/fancy-this-features-27-and-winner.html

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  27. What a simple and wonderful project! I love the versatility and ability to customize! Homemade salt and sugar scrubs would make such lovely gifts and favors! And what a fun activity for a spa themed birthday party!

    Thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

    Jenn

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  28. I am so going to make this! I was given a $35.00 jar of salt scrub for my birthday and it had a horrible smell. Thank you for sharing this at my party.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  29. Love this also, you have great tips! can we use extract's such as vanilla,almond?
    ~JO
    lazyonloblolly

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  30. Funny thing, I was told I need to exfoliate more- per the old husband- I think he needs to exfoliate more! I would love it if you shared this @ Workshop Wednesday!

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  31. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff. My skin looks so much better now that I am exfoliating more often.

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  32. Thank you for linking up to Bacon Time. For the first party it was a huge success with over 300 links. I am going to have a special give away next week just for linkers. Thanks for adding me to your link party list!

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  33. Cool beans! I've been meaning to make my own salt scrub. Now I know where to find the recipe. :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunburnt Cow Party. I featured you over at the Screaming Sardine.

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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  34. Wonder if it would work well using skin so soft from Avon? That already has a nice smell. I'm gonna have to try it. Thanks fo the idea of the salt scrub.

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