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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lavender Vanilla Salt Scrub #DIY

Make Your Own Lavender Vanilla Salt Scrub


Lavender Vanilla Salt Scrub #DIY.  Make your own salt scrub.  Bath salts.  Lavender bath scrub.  How to make salt scrub.

I love taking baths but the best part is making the bath smell amazing and your skin feeling refreshed and new.  This means I usually spend a lot of money on bath bombs, bath salts or bath scrubs.  I decided I had enough of buying these items so I got crafty and made some Homemade Lavender Vanilla Salt Scrub for myself.  Once I did this and saw how easy it was and how great it came out I have decide that this will be one of the many Homemade gifts I will be giving this Christmas!

Ready to learn how to create your own Homemade Lavender Vanilla Salt Scrub?  I promise once you do this you will start to think of new "flavors" that you NEED in your bathtub!  


Lavender Vanilla Salt Scrub #DIY.  Make your own salt scrub.  Bath salts.  Lavender bath scrub.  How to make salt scrub.

Materials:

Glass container that seals (any size) I went with a large one for my bathroom
2 cups Morton Epsom Salt
1 cup Course Sea Salt
2 TBSP Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Oil (you can use coconut, olive, peanut) I used Olive
15 drops Lavender Oil
Red and Blue food coloring to make purple salt scrub (Optional)


Lavender Vanilla Salt Scrub #DIY.  Make your own salt scrub.  Bath salts.  Lavender bath scrub.  How to make salt scrub.

Directions:

1.  In a large mixing bowl combine the Epsom Salt and Sea Salt.  Mix well.  

2.  Add in the Oil and mix well, make sure all salt is covered in oil.  

3.  Add the Vanilla and Lavender Oil and mix well.  

4.  Add a couple drops of food coloring to create your perfect shade of lavender.  Mix well.  

5.  Carefully pour your salt scrub into your container.  Enjoy!


Lavender Vanilla Salt Scrub #DIY.  Make your own salt scrub.  Bath salts.  Lavender bath scrub.  How to make salt scrub.

I cannot wait to start preparing some small batches of this for my coworkers and family for Christmas, talk about an easy and frugal gift that the women in your life will love!  

What other scent combinations can you think of?


 


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36 comments:

  1. That looks awesome. I think having the option to add food coloring or not is nice. Some people (like me haha) have sensitivity to dyes. I think I will be making this Saturday. I also love rose oils, mint, and citrus flavors. So many options!

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  2. This looks so nice and such a great gift for someone!

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  3. I love how there is specks of red and blue in the salts. I could use this for my feet.

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  4. I love this stuff but I've never tried to make any myself. I guess I just didn't realize it was this easy. I'm going to get the stuff this weekend and give it a try.

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  5. This scrub looks so pretty, and lavender is one of my favorite scents in bath and body products.

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  6. This looks great!! Last year I did a lemon scrub for teacher gifts but this one might be the one I choose this year!! Thanks for sharing your great idea!!

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  7. I'm not a bath type but I am a lavender type...I would use this in the shower!

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  8. Did you use gel or liquid food coloring?

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  9. How long will this last in a sealed container?

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    1. I have had mine in a sealed container for 4 months. The color is fading but that's it.

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  10. I have had mine in a sealed container for 4 months. The color is fading but that's it.

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  11. Where do you find the glass containers?

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  12. how many 4oz containers do you think this would make?

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  13. If you leave out the coconut oil, will these recipe work as bath salts?

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  14. The food coloring wont dye your skin unless you use crazy amounts. There are cute bottles at the dollar store for this. Eucalyptus, peppermint, and tea tree oil make a great combination for a vapor bath salt. Great for colds and it works in the shower too. A little baking soda in the mix will add a bit of fizzle. Kids love it..

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    1. this is a really neat idea.

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  15. How much of this would you add to the bath water?

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  16. What type of essential oils? Can you use the stuff at Wal-Mart or does it have to be a high quality oil?

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  17. If you add the baking soda when making the scrub will it still fizz when you use the product or do add the baking soda at the time you are actually using the scrub?

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  18. any one know if you can use just canola oil ?

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    1. Do not use canola oil! The reasons you use coconut or olive oil are because of the well known properties these particular oils have with helping skin to be and or feel soft. Canola oil is better for cooking ONLY

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    2. sweet almond oil would work too

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  19. Tried this recipe of salt scrub. Easy to make and natural. The kids love it in their hands because it makes their hands soft. Couldn't quite get the coloring right but sure over time I can perfect the color.

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  20. I made a double batch of this for gifts only to find it was solid as a rock with in a few days... What went wrong :-(

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    1. I got a salt scrub last year, not this one, it started going hard also. I put a slice of bread in it just like I do for cookies and it softened right up.

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  21. Ebony, what type of oil did you use that it was solid? If you used coconut oil it would need to
    be fractionated.

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  22. I really want to give this a try. Where can you find the wooden spoons to place with the scrub?
    Thanks

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  23. I can almost smell it. Have you considered mixing the dye with the oil before adding it in. It would probably give you a more consistent color. Thank you for the nice instructions.

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  24. I only have epsom salt is that a problem?

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