Awesome DIY Salt Face Scrub
I have to be honest – when I first tried this product, I didn’t really like it. I was really excited to try it, so I rubbed some on my face just before going to sit in the bath and relax with the book I’m currently reading. However, I really didn’t like the way it felt on my face. It felt oily and the salt felt kind of weird. But I figured I already made a whole jar, I may as well get some use out of it. So I left it on for about five minutes and wiped it off with a wash cloth.
It was after cleaning it off that I began to like it. The oil slowly went away to the point where it simply felt like I’d put some moisturizer on. Over the next few days, I paid attention to how my skin felt: soft and smooth.
I’m in my thirties and most of my life have been a tomboy type. In recent years, however, I’ve begun to notice the affects of my former beauty practices (or lack thereof). I’m sure a lot of it has to do with having kids, and other adult-like stuff. But it has opened my eyes to the fact that I’d like to take care of my body the best I can. This is why I now love this facial scrub. With most store-bought face washes, I’ve always felt like they leave my skin too dry or oily. This scrub left my face felling refreshed!
The best part: it costs about $1.67 to make a 4oz jar! I hope you like it as much as I do!
- Coconut oil
- Jar to hold it
- Essential oil
- Shea, cocoa, or any other kind of butter. If you want it to be softer, more creamy
- Another kind of oil. I really like the texture of the coconut oil and I like how my skin reacts to it.
- Sugar or baking soda instead of salt. I tried the salt scrub from Lia Griffith, but I’d also like to see how it turns out with baking soda like this one from the Frugal Farm Wife.
This is SO easy! I used a 4 oz canning jar for mine, so these measurements will match that amount. Scale up or down as necessary based on the size of your container.
Ingredients I used:
~1/3 c sea salt
2 Tbl coconut oil, melted*
4 oz canning jar
1. Pour sea salt into the jar.
2. Melt the coconut oil. There are many ways to do this. I did it in the microwave, by 30 second intervals. You can also heat it on the stove by way of hot water bath (don’t put it directly in the pan; place the jar in a pot with hot water and boil it). Or you can place the jar in the sink filled with hot water and let it melt.
3. Pour melted coconut oil into the jar and mix with salt. You want it to be a paste-like consistency, so add salt as needed.
4. If you’d like to add an essential oil, now’s the time.
5. Let it cool while you make a label. I’ve included the label I created below, or Lia Griffith has a printable one on her tutorial.
Creating a label
- Trace the bottom of the jar onto your paper to cut out.
2. Cut out the circle. I used these scissors that make the line wavy, but any scissors would work.
3. Write your label on it. I wouldn’t say this is my best calligraphy work, but it did the job. If I was making this for a gift I would’ve probably taken a bit more time with it.
4. Glue the label on. I used a homemade modge podge. Be sure to get a good layer under and on top of the paper. If you printed a label, don’t put a layer on top as it could make the ink run. If you’re using a canning jar like me, be sure to only glue it to the lid and not the ring.
5. Let it dry. This can take a long time. I didn’t put the ring back on until it was totally dry, that way I can still reuse it for canning if I want in the future.
Instructions for use:
1. Apply to dry face, rubbing into skin for 3-5 minutes.
2. Let sit for up to 5 minutes before rinsing with a warm, wet wash cloth.
3. Pat dry & moisturize like normal.
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