How to Make Your Own Salt Scrub

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I love using a salt scrub to make my hands and feet feel smooth.  I bought a Salt Scrub from Bath and Body Works a while back and it was wonderful.  It was about $12 for a small jar. I just can't afford the price all the time.

I came up with a recipe that works just as well as the high priced Salts that I bought.  I also know what went into it.  There is nothing harmful and the best thing….I can pronounce everything that I used.

Lemon Salt Scrub Ingredients

  • 1 cup, Body Oil (I used baby oil here)
  • 2 cups, Epsom Salts or Sea Salt (I mixed them)
  • Zest of (1) Lemon
  • Mason Jar or (1) 3-Cup Container

Instructions for Jar Assembly

{Step 1} Place 1 cup body oil and 2 cups Epsom/Sea Salt in bowl.

{Step 2} Place the zest of the lemon into the bowl and stir.  You can add essential oil here instead of the lemon if you want.

{Step 4} Pour the ingredients into the jar and close tightly.

Make any kind of label and place onto the jar along with some ribbon if you are giving it as a gift!


DIY vs BUY Comparison

DIY: $2.15 :: BUY: $13

That is an 83 % savings if you make it on your own. It feels just like the high priced scrub.  You can also cut the ingredients in half to make a smaller jar and save more!

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on May 30, 2011


  • Alyssa - May 30, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

    It’s awesome to use a plant-based oil like safflower instead of petroleum based mineral oil in baby oil. And if you use essential oils it can smell awesome too.

  • Akira Kurusaki - October 04, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    If you want to go al naturel, don’t use Baby oil. It contains like mentioned above petroleum and it also contains parabens that is harmful to your body. You can use Safflower Oil, Sunflower oil, Grapeseed oil and other oils (Jajoba, almond, etc) and use Essential oils for fragrance if you want it natural-no chemicals and use hand-safe coloring. You can usually find the colors in the soap-making section at craft stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

  • Sally - February 02, 2014 @ 1:42 am

    You suggested natural oils. If you add the ‘colors’ from the soap making section at craft stores won’t you be adding chemicals to it???

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