If you’re still in need of a homemade Mother’s Day gift, then you’ll definitely want to consider gifting my easy to craft, handmade foaming salt scrub. This homemade DIY foaming salt scrub recipe combines the cleansing power of soap with the exfoliating and detoxifying properties of dead sea salt, Himalayan pink salt and Epsom salts. It also contains a touch of moisturizing shea butter and luxurious grape seed oil which is perfect for people with skin sensitivities because of its natural non-allergenic properties.
12 oz. Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
2 Tablespoons Grapeseed Oil
1/2 oz. Shea Butter
2 Tablespoons Pink Himalayan Salt
1/4 Cup Dead Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
1/2 oz. (or approximately 2 Tablespoons) Fragrance Oil or 1/4 oz. (approximately 1 Tablespoon) Essential Oil of choice
Cut your melt and pour soap base into chunks using a Chef’s knife. Then using a Digital Kitchen Scale, weight out 12 oz. of soap base into a large glass pyrex measuring cup. Next weigh out 1/2 oz. of shea butter and add to the soap chunks. Heat your soap base and shea butter in the microwave just until melted. (If you are subbing the melt & pour soap base it is important to note that this recipe only works with a melt and pour soap base that contains SLS. Natural soap bases will turn the final product as hard as a rock.)
Now, remove the soap base and shea butter from the microwave. Measure out 2 Tablespoons of Grapeseed Oil and stir into the melted soap base and shea butter mixture. Immediately measure out your salts and stir into the salt scrub base you’ve created. Mix thoroughly.
Finally, weigh out 1/2 oz. (or approximately 2 measured Tablespoons) of skin safe/cosmetic grade fragrance oil of choice and stir into your salt scrub. For this project I used a Lemongrass Sage Fragrance Oil. Alternately, you can use half the amount of your favorite essential oil in lieu of a fragrance oil.
Stir your homemade foaming salt scrub until it starts to thicken then pour it into four 4 oz. containers of your choice. (Or opt for two 8 oz. containers – one for you and one for mom!)
Decorate your jars by wrapping a lovely strip of washi tape around your jars and adding a cute “Handmade with Love” sticker. I purchased my washi tape and stickers from Cute Tape.
To use this handmade DIY foaming salt scrub, simply scoop a small amount into the palm of your hand and scrub all over your body. It washes, exfoliates and scents your skin in one easy step!
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