Recipe: Basic Salt Body Scrub With Essential Oils

Want to give someone a homemade gift this holiday season, which does not involve any cooking whatsoever? Try your hand at making this simple body scrub!

This is a very basic recipe that can be customized to your liking. It starts with sea salt, which acts as a powerful detoxifier and exfoliator to the skin. A carrier oil is added to moisturize, and it is then topped off with essential oils for scent. You can combine your favorites or use an individual scent like peppermint for a fresh, wintery body scrub.

Basic Salt Body Scrub With Essential Oils

INGREDIENTS (makes approximately 2 Cups)

  • 2 cups sea salt
  • ¾ cup carrier oil such as almond oil, grapeseed oil, or jojoba oil
  • 40-60 drops essential oil such as grapefruit, lavender, or peppermint


  1. In a large bowl, combine the salt and carrier oil of your choice. Using a whisk, stir to combine. Add the essential oils.
  2. Spoon into a storage container with a tight-fitting lid, such as a mason jar.
  3. To use, massage onto wet skin, and rinse.
  4. Store in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.

What are your favorite beauty basics or body scrubs to make at home?