Wednesday, August 15

DIY: Make Your Own Salt Scrub

Hey Lovelies.

So today I thought I'd share a quick little DIY that I did last week. I wanted to make a gift for my mom's birthday (in addition to her "real" gift, which cannot be named because she didn't get it yet!)

First of all, I have to give credit to my sister-in-law, Melissa, because she made her own first and I stole her idea. She told me the recipe she used, but I forgot (as usual when anyone tells me a recipe for anything) so I made this one up.

What you'll need:

1. oil of some kind. I used canola because it was cheap and easy to find in the store (gotta be quick when you're out with a toddler who'd rather run wild than sit in a cart)
2. coarse salt
3. a cute jar

These are the 3 basic ingredients you'll need for the scrub I added a bit more to make it more fun:

1. coconut oil (you can't go wrong with adding some of this. it feels SO good on your hands and gives the scrub a light coconut scent. the more coconut oil you add, the more solid the scrub will become at room temperature. this could be a good or a bad thing depending on what you want)
2. sea salt (I added a bit of this because it was coarser than the kosher salt. I like to mix things up)
3. food coloring (my mom's favorite color is purple so I wanted to make it purple, duh)
4. fragrance (I used some Lavanila Laboratories pure vanilla perfume to give the scrub a vanilla coconut scent). I had a bunch of testers free from one of my {million} Sephora purchases so I was fine with sparing one.

The Deets:

Mix the oil and the salt in a large bowl. Make sure that the mixture is thick (but not too thick that there's hardly any oil). If you're going to add coconut oil, you'll probably want to heat a bit in the microwave first so that you can add it when it is liquid and make sure it gets mixed in with the rest of the scrub.

Add the food coloring before putting the mixture in a jar. You want to mix it well and give it time to sit. At first it will look like only the salt is getting color, but eventually the whole mixture will take on the color of the food coloring. I'd also do this with only about half the salt/oil you're going to use so that you can lighten it up if you add too much. 4-6 drops should be enough for a 16oz jar.

Add the mixture to the jar and make it pretty. That's it!


Cortney said...

Love this! Can't wait to try it. Glad I ran across your blog, new follower and looking forward to reading more!!

Sara said...

I love this!

Anonymous said...

oh em gee - this is awesome! and so cute! did your momma looove??

Halie Renee said...

Hi there! Thanks for such a sweet comment on my blog! And your blog looks super cute as well! I'm now also following you! Always fun to make new "friends" :)

Grammy said...

As the recipient of this gift, I can attest to the amazing qualities of the scrub .......and the maker of the scrub!

Unknown said...

ooo I can't wait to try this!

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