Homemade Salt Scrub
Homemade skin care

Every body should have tried a homemade salt scrub at least once in their life. Chances are that it won’t be the last time either. Salt scrubs are known not only to exfoliate but to give you a revived, energized and rejuvenated feeling. “Take it easy on the salt” does not apply when using these salt scrub recipes, they can do miracles on your skin and energy levels

The ingredients used in these salt scrub recipes are time proven and truly natural; they are taken from fresh products which have specific scrubbing and exfoliating qualities, they use only the REAL thing


And everyone, and that includes you, can enjoy a satisfying natural spa experience right there in your own home with these homemade salt scrubs. It's all made clear; these scrub recipes are as simple as ABC, affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinets



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Why a homemade salt scrub
what are the benefits os salt for my skin?

Besides the fact that the grainy substance (especially sea and kosher salt) makes salt a good scrub already, sea salt is also known to be a detoxifying skin cleanser that draws impurities out of your skin

Dead Sea salt in specific is crammed with many different salts and minerals. This salt is famous for reviving, purifying and toning of human skin

In short a homemade salt scrub will leave your skin looking and feeling soft, radiant, revived, healthy, tight, silky smooth, full of energy…a bit younger we would say

But most important, all this with 1 simple natural ingredient; no unnatural or harmful chemicals, no vague ingredients, no designer price tags…you are in control



Some useful tips

Before applying a salt scrub clean your skin with lukewarm to warm water or a warm, damp washcloth

Even better is to take a hot shower or a steam bath to clean and open up your pores. For some useful steam bath tips just follow the link





Homemade skin care
Homemade salt scrub recipes

We gathered some pretty invigorating homemade salt scrub recipes here for you. These should keep you occupied and scrubbing for a while ;-)

These salt scrub recipes not only remove the upper layer of dead skin cells, but also make room for the other ingredients in the recipe to immediately penetrate your skin, nourishing, hydrating, soothing and smoothing it out

Enjoy making and applying these homemade skin care recipes all by yourself or with friends


It's now official home spa pampering time!Gather the ingredients, invite some friends over, turn off your phone, turn on your favorite music, pour that drink you love, shift your mind to the good things in life, put on a smile and most importantly:


Think positive, happy thoughts and relax...

this is actually half the secret of these recipes!




Enjoy and have FUN!



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Olive oil homemade salt scrub


The simplest and most effective salt scrub recipe; will make your skin feel silky soft. Still a pricey treatment if you would do it at a spa…but you won’t

Definitely will make you feel exfoliated and energized


What do you need:

  • Sea salt
  • extra virgin Olive oil


How to do it:

Take equal parts of the oil and salt and mix them to let the salt soak up the oil

Give yourself a wonderfully invigorating total body scrub in the shower or bath. Wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold. Pat your skin dry with a towel; tone and moisturize


Easy? We think so too, it almost doesn’t come any easier than this. You could also try this with dark organic honey and salt.

Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts moisture and keeps it where it should be: under your skin This wonderful salt scrub will moisturize and smooth your skin on top of the exfoliating salt





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Orange or Lemon juice homemade salt scrub


The citrus in this salt scrub recipe stimulates, tones and helps the salt to exfoliate. Lemon is known to brighten your complexion


What do you need:

  • 2 tablespoons Sea salt
  • ½ fresh Orange (juice) or ½ fresh Lemon (juice)


How to do it:

Squeeze the juice and pulp out of the ½ orange (or Lemon); mix these together with the salt until you have a smooth paste (you might want to add some extra salt or sugar or juice to get the consistency you need)

Scrub your body and face gently with this sweet scrub for a few minutes. Then rinse it off with alternately cold and warm water, end with a splash of cold. Pat your skin with a towel; tone and moisturize





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Rose oil homemade salt scrub


Rose oil is one of the most antiseptic essential oils. Its invigorating and soothing qualities make it very useful for mature, dry or sensitive skin.

This salt scrub recipe will exfoliate the skin deeply giving you a warm and tingling glow


What do you need:

  • 1 tablespoon Rose oil
  • ½ tablespoon Sea salt


How to do it:

Mix all the ingredients and let the salt soak up the oil; double the ingredients if you need more

Gently scrub your face and body in circular motions Then rinse it off with alternately cold and warm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin; tone and moisturize





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Cold cream & Olive oil homemade salt scrub


The cold cream in this homemade salt scrub recipe you can buy at the drugstore. What’s more: the cheaper the better, it will form a perfect basis for this intensely moisturizing salt scrub


What do you need:

  • ½ cup extra virgin Olive oil
  • 1 cup Table Salt
  • 1 cup cheap Cold cream


How to do it:

Mix all the ingredients until you have a smooth paste. (Add more of 1 of the ingredients to get the consistency you need)

Rub them in a circular motion onto your body and face and gently massage to exfoliate. Then rinse it off with alternately cold and warm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin with a towel; tone and moisturize

You can keep this in a sealed jar





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Brown sugar, Honey, Jojoba & Almond oil homemade salt scrub


Again a deep moisturizing salt scrub recipe, where the brown sugar helps to exfoliate to make room for the oils and honey to get into your skin and do their nourishing and moisturizing job


What do you need:

  • 12 tablespoons dark Organic Honey
  • 1 cup Sea salt
  • 1 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet Almond oil


How to do it:

Warm up the honey until it becomes runny (not too hot!) by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water (or a few seconds in the microwave)

Mix the salt and sugar, then add the oils and honey Rub in circular motion onto your body and face, gently massage to exfoliate. Rinse it off with alternately cold and warm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and moisturize


Tip: Looking for sugar scrubs? Check our homemade sugar scrubs





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Baking soda & Olive oil homemade salt scrub


After using this homemade salt scrub you will find your new skin, silky soft, sparkling fresh and re-energized


What do you need:

  • 10 tablespoons coarse Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons Baking soda
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin Olive oil


How to do it:

Mix all the ingredients well, let the salt and baking soda soak up the oil (add some extra oil if you feel it needs some)

After a hot shower take a wash cloth and dip it in the mixture. Gently rub and massage it onto your skin and face to exfoliate

Rinse it off with alternately cold and warm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and moisturize with our own natural toners and moisturizers





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Glycerin, Coconut & Sweet orange oil homemade salt scrub


The coconut oil in this salt scrub recipe is one of the easiest and least greasy oily moisturizers. And the glycerin, which is a humectant, will draw extra moisture to your exfoliated skin


What do you need:

  • 8 tablespoons liquid Glycerin
  • ½ cup of Mineral Water
  • 3 cups Table Salt
  • 1 teaspoon solid Coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon sweet Orange oil


How to do it:

Mix 1 cup of salt with the glycerin and water until it has dissolved. Add the rest of the salt until you have the consistency you like, should be a smooth paste

Melt the coconut oil, don’t let it get too hot! Slowly blend this coconut oilin the salt mix and keep stirring. Then add the sweet orange oil

Scoop this in a sealed jar and put it in the fridge to let it thicken

Gently apply it to your skin and face, massage and scrub to exfoliate. Wash it off with alternately warm and cold water; end with a splash of cold. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and moisturize 





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Apricot kernel & Vitamin E oil homemade salt scrub


Apricot kernel oil is known to heal and moisturize skin; the anti-oxidant vitamin E oil protects your skin. These make this a healing and protective salt scrub recipe


What do you need:

  • 2 cups Sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons Apricot kernel oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil


How to do it:

Mix all ingredients well and let the salt soak up the oils (add either salt of oil to get the pasty consistency you need)

After you have taken a warm shower, rub it onto your clean skin and gently massage to exfoliate. Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and moisturize





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Lavender, Aloe vera, Castile soap, Chamomile & Lavender oil homemade salt scrub


Again a deep moisturizing salt scrub recipe, this time combined with the healing powers of aloe vera and soothing of the chamomile. This is topped by heavenly smelling lavender


What do you need:

  • 6 tablespoons Avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoon Aloe vera gel
  • 8 tablespoons Castile soap
  • 12 tablespoons Dead Sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon Lavender essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon crushed dried Chamomile flowers


How to do it:

Mix all the ingredients until you have a smooth pasty consistency Gently rub and massage it onto your damp, moist skin in circular motions to exfoliate. Wash it off with warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and moisturize

You can keep this in a sealed jar




Some words of Caution

A lot of fruits contain citric acid. Lemon, lime and orange (juice) in specific. When you use them in a skin treatment always be careful with how much you use. Too much can cause acid burns. Also if you have sensitive skin be extra aware with these ingredients

Same goes for all essential oils, this is really powerful stuff; be very careful what and how much you use

Because you can never be too careful when it comes to your skin, always do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g. behind the ear) to see how your skin reacts to separate ingredients



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If after these homemade salt scrub recipes you're looking for more scrub recipes, you might want to visit some of our other scrub, peel and cleanser pages:




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