Introduction: Lavender Sea Salt Scrub

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Lavender essential oil is one of the favorite scents in the universe, and sea salt is naturally exfoliating.  Combine the two with unscented body oil to make your own aromatherapy!

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

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To make your own, first equip yourself with some decent containers. Canning jars, old jelly jars, even plastic containers with lids will do. I chose these 12 oz. glass jars with plain lids from The Container Store.  Next, gather the following ingredients to make 36 oz. of lavender sea salt scrub: 18 oz. coarse sea salt, 18 oz. fine sea salt*, 4 fluid oz. grapeseed oil*, ½ fluid oz. lavender essential oil, dried lavender buds (optional) *You can skip the fine sea salt and go with just the coarse sea salt, but the mixture of the two is really nice. Also, look for other natural unscented body oils like almond, avocado, or even vegetable glycerin. I found all of my ingredients (except the lavender buds which came from my garden) at Whole Foods.

Step 2: Mix Ingredients

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Mix these ingredients together to make 36 oz. of lavender sea salt scrub and spoon your scrub into your clean glass jar.


Step 3: Make a Label

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Create a label at home with simple word processing software or use the attached.  Print on full label sheets and attach to jars. 

Step 4: See More

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See this tutorial and more images of the project at the website:


MoonSugar117 (author)2015-07-14

awesome!! These look so pretty! I really want to make some!!


TheSunshineBride (author)2012-03-07

I *love* this article! I think the scrub would make an amazing bridesmaid gift or wedding favor for a Lavender or herbal theme wedding.
I've linked to your post from my article on creating beautiful D.I.Y. spa favors to help a bride to be to relax @
- Dana, The Sunshine Bride

CentsationalGirl (author)2012-01-06

Dunno Dripping Dream, I would definitely read the back of the Epsom Salt container to see if there's any warning about such things, but my instinct is that it's perfectly fine to mix essential oils with Epsom salts!

drippingdream (author)2012-01-06

Thanks for this! I have a question: If using Epsom salt, should I avoid/add particular ingredients?

scoochmaroo (author)2012-01-05

Cannot wait to see more!

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