This foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe contains light grey Celtic sea salt which is naturally dried by the sun and the wind and contains 82 trace minerals. Its light grey hue comes from the pure clay soil the salt is harvested from and, like dead sea salt, Celtic sea salt is also naturally moist. When used in skin care applications, Celtic sea salt helps to keep skin moisturized and revitalized. In addition it also aids in improving the skin barrier function and helps to eliminate roughness and inflammation on the skin’s surface.
Like Epsom salt, which is rich in magnesium, Celtic sea salt also offers anti-inflammatory benefits due to its own high magnesium content. This in turn can help those with muscle and joint pain. It also helps to flush out toxins to detoxify skin and aids in improving blood circulation. To add further detoxifying skin care properties to this Celtic sea salt scrub, you can also experiment with adding natural clay or activated charcoal to your foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe.
My foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe, like my foaming salt scrub recipe here, also includes a glycerin melt and pour soap base. This in turns gives this Celtic sea salt scrub some soap like properties. As a result this scrub will lather lightly when massaged onto skin allowing you to skip that bar of soap or bottle of body wash. I also include a blend of essential oils and neem oil prized for their healing and anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties. These ingredients make this Celtic sea salt scrub a wonderful option for problem skin as well as feet!
Keep reading to learn how to make this foaming Celtic sea salt recipe as well as for free printable product labels for gifting your homemade scrubs!
Foaming Celtic Sea Salt Scrub Recipe
5 oz. clear glycerin melt and pour soap base
.5 oz mango butter
1 oz. grapeseed oil
.5 oz. 100% neem oil
10 oz. coarse grey Celtic sea salt
2 mL rosemary essential oil
2 mL lavender essential oil
1 mL tea tree essential oil
pinch chromium green oxide pigment powder, optional
Note that this foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe has not been tested using an all natural melt and pour soap base and may not perform as desired if used. ie. You could end up with a scrub that’s more like a solid rock hard bar of soap. I specifically used Crafter’s Choice basic clear melt and pour soap base. It’s also advised you not use metal utensils for this project when mixing in the Celtic sea salt.
Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the mango butter into a 4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. (Alternately you may use a double boiler.) Heat in the microwave at 50% power until mostly melted. Remove from the microwave.
Weigh out the clear glycerin melt and pour soap base and cut into cubes using a Chef’s knife. Add the soap cubes to the glass Pyrex measuring cup with the mango butter. Heat in 20-30 second increments, stirring in between each heating, until the soap and mango butter melt completely.
Now weigh out the grape seed oil – or other liquid at room temperature carrier oil of choice – and the neem oil and stir into the melted soap/mango butter mixture. (Learn more about neem oil here.)
Using a fresh graduated plastic transfer pipette for each essential oil, measure out and stir in the tea tree, lavender and rosemary essential oils.
In a separate glass container or bowl, weigh out the grey Celtic sea salt. I used coarse salt for my foaming Celtic sea salt scrub, however you can also use fine Celtic sea salt if your skin is irritated by the coarser grains. (I found grey Celtic sea salt at my local co-op, however, it can also be purchased online.)
If using a colorant, add a pinch of the chromium green oxide powder to the Celtic sea salt and mix in using a wood or plastic utensil. (Alternately, you can try a natural colorant such as spirulina powder.)
Now slowly add the Celtic sea salt into the other ingredients, mixing as you go. Once thoroughly combined, spoon into three 4 oz. glass jars. Or double my foaming Celtic sea salt recipe to make three 8 oz. jars. I used a 8 oz. wide mouth mason jar and a 4 oz. mason jelly jar for mine.
If you’re gifting you Celtic sea salt scrubs, you can download free printable labels for both the 4 oz. jelly jars and the wide mouth 8 oz. mason jars here. Simply print onto a full size label sheet – WorldLabel has great prices for bulk labels and sticker sheets – cut out and adhere to the tops of your containers.
The graphic elements for these printable labels comes from this free clip art collection at Citrus & Mint blog. Be sure to visit Citrus & Mint on Etsy for more amazing scrapbook and clip art elements that you can buy. You can also find free clip art elements and scrapbook papers at Citrus & Mint blog along with a few tutorials on incorporating these scrapbook papers and clip art elements into your own personal projects.
If you like my foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe you may also like my sea salt face and body scrub recipe here. Inspired by Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub, my sea salt face and body scrub recipe is made using natural ingredients that include fine dead sea salt, mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin. This emulsified sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. It helps to condition and protect skin while the inclusion of dead sea salt lends its natural healing properties.
In addition you may also like my detox solid sugar scrub recipe. This solid sugar scrub recipe products gemstone shaped scrubs that contain activated charcoal to help keep skin healthy and acne free! My detox solid sugar scrub recipe contains naturally detoxifying activated charcoal as well as anti-acne/anti-aging sea buckthorn oil, lavender essential oil and tea tree oil.
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