Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe

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This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6 oz. Crafter’s Choice basic white soap base
. 8 oz. safflower oil
.25 oz. sal butter
.7 oz coarse pink Himalayan salt
1.75 oz. fine dead sea salt
2.15 oz. Epsom salt
.15 oz. fragrance oil, of choice

Instructions:

You will need to use a basic melt and pour soap base for my foaming salt scrub recipe. I specifically used the Crafter’s Choice basic white soap base. I can’t say that this will turn out the same using other soap bases, however, if you use an all natural soap base you’re likely to get a hard bar of soap rather than a salt scrub as the chemical composition of the soap bases is so different.

Using a digital scale begin by weighing out the soap base. Cut into chunks using a Chef’s knife and heat in either a double boiler or in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings, until melted.

Now weigh out the sal butter and melt. Stir the melted sal butter into the melted soap base.

Follow with safflower oil and the fragrance oil. (I used a cayenne caramel fragrance oil for my foaming salt scrub recipe.) Weigh out the amounts needed and stir into the melted ingredients until thoroughly incorporated.

Finally add your salts. Weigh out each of the salts and mix into the melted foaming salt scrub recipe ingredients until the mixture starts to solidify.

This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

Pour/scoop your foaming salt scrub into an 8 oz. plastic (BPA free) low profile jar and top with a sprinkle of pink Himalayan salt if desired. (Or fill individual favor jars for party or wedding favors.) Allow the foaming salt scrub to completely set up. It will appear solid but will give when you scoop it out or press your finger into it. Now screw on your lid and label or decorate your container to suit. (I decorated my container with a strip of Love Kitchen Translucent Washi Sticker Tape I purchased from Happy Zakka Life on Etsy.

To use simply scoop out the desired amount and massage onto wet skin in the tub or shower. Your foaming salt scrub will have a light lather. Rinse off completely then pat dry.

If you like my foaming salt scrub recipe then you may also like my ginger lime salt scrub recipe as well as my solid sugar scrub cubes recipe. Or, for even more easy skin care recipes, be sure to try out my collection of simple homemade skin care recipes for creating your own natural salve, homemade body butter and exfoliating sugar scrub. These three skin care recipes all share one ingredient in common and each have only two ingredients each!

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Natural Soothing Foot Soak Recipe

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Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day!

Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day! Made using intensely moisturizing walnut oil, soothing Epsom salt, and cooling essential oils this soothing foot soak recipe is your answer to overworked and tired feet! Simply add to warm water and soak, then follow with a loofah or pumice stone and your favorite natural foot cream or moisturizer.

Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day!

Natural Soothing Foot Soak Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.75 oz. Epsom salt
.25 oz. walnut oil (or other carrier oil)
20 drops (about 1 ml) peppermint essential oil
20 drops (about 1 ml) eucalyptus essential oil

Why Epsom salt?

Epsom salt is primarily made up of magnesium and sulfates and is prized for for its therapeutic benefits to sooth, relax, and relieve sore muscles. Unlike other salts, Epsom salt won’t leave skin feeling dry. Instead, it leaves skin with a soft and silky texture.

Why walnut oil?

Walnut oil is naturally high in antioxidants which are known to fight free radicals and in turn help to fight the effects of cell damage and aging. It also is comprised of essential Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acids and Vitamins B, C and E. In addition walnut oil is highly moisturizing and possesses natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Instructions:

To create this natural soothing foot soak recipe, you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the Epsom salt into a glass bowl or medium to large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Next, weigh out the walnut oil (or your choice of carrier oil) into a separate container. Using a dropper or a graduated transfer pipette (with ml markings), add 20 drops (or 1ml) each of both the peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils. Mix to combine then drizzle onto the Epsom salt.

Using a fork whisk the oil into the Epsom salt until it’s fully incorporated.

Using a small spoon or funnel, fill a 4 oz. clear glass French square bottle with a cork stopper (mine came from SKS Bottle & Packaging) with your soothing foot soak. Label as desired. (I think this product looks particularly smart in a homemade gift basket if your considering homemade gift ideas.)

To use combine 1/2 cup of this soothing foot soak in a large bowl or pot – your feet need to be able to fit inside of it! – of warm water. Soak for 10-20 minutes as desired. While soaking, massage some of the salts over your feet to help to exfoliate and cleanse. Once done, rinse feet and pat dry. Then follow with your favorite foot cream or moisturizer. (Pssst. My after sun skin care recipe for my DIY Lavender Sun + Skin Soother also makes a great foot cream!)

You can discover more of my natural skin care recipes by visiting Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen as well as by following my boards on Pinterest.

Or keep track of all my new beauty and natural skin care recipes by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr. You can also find me on Facebook,Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Natural Sore Muscle Salt Scrub Recipe

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This natural sore muscle salt scrub recipe contains Epsom salt and organic essential oils to help soothe sore muscles.

I have fibromyalgia so I’m very familiar with aches, pains, and sore muscles. So I created this natural sore muscle salt scrub recipe to help relieve that achey and stiff feeling I get in the morning as well toward the end of the work day. This all natural bath salt recipe is great for a morning or evening shower – or whenever you feel like you need some sore muscle relief!

This sore muscle salt scrub recipe works two fold for me. The Epsom salts and organic essential oils work to help relieve sore muscles, while the massaging motion of rubbing the salt scrub into my muscles helps to also ease the effects of the fibromyalgia. Give it a try and tell me what you think!

Natural Sore Muscle Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 Cup Epsom Salt
4 Tablespoons Rice Bran Oil or Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons Shea Butter
2 mL Tangerine Essential Oil (Cultivated without chemicals)
1 mL Peppermint Essential Oil
1 mL Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Instructions:

To create this sore muscle salt scrub recipe, begin by measuring out the shea butter with a level Tablespoon and place in a glass bowl or other heat safe container. Melt the shea butter in your microwave at 50% power until just melted.

Next, measure out your rice bran oil and mix into the shea butter.

Now, measure out your essential oils one at a time, using a separate pipette with mL markings for each essential oil, and stir into your shea butter and rice bran oil mixture.

Finally, measure out your Epsom salts with a measuring cup and pour into the bowl with your shea butter and oils. Mix well. Store in an air tight container.

To use, simply remove your desired amount of the salt scrub from the container and massage into skin, avoiding your face. Alternately, you can add a scoop of your bath salts to warm, running bath water instead and settle in for a long soak!

For more of my bath and beauty DIY’s as well as homemade soap recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also follow me on Pinterest for collections of not only my homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s but also some of my favorites from around the web.

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DIY Organic Bath Tea + Salt Soak Recipe – Perfect for Handmade Gifts, Stocking Stuffers, and Wedding Favors!

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DIY Bath Tea + Salt Soak Recipe - Easy DIY Bath Beauty + Spa Project
Need a quick DIY gift idea for a party or wedding favors? Then whip up these simple DIY Organic Bath Tea and Salt Soaks! The recipe for this bath tea and salt soak is made from all natural, organic ingredients so it’s great for your skin! Recipients will love this gift that offers a luxury spa experience at home!
DIY Hand Stamped Cotton Muslin Bags for Gifts or Party and Wedding Favors
Your first step is to create the bags for your bath tea and salt soak. To do this, you’ll need a rubber stamp of your choice, a permanent pigment ink pad, and some drawstring muslin cotton bags like the ones from State Line Bag Co. I used three 3.25″x5″ muslin bags for this project. Simply press the stamp onto the ink pad and then onto your bags for quick and easy decorative favor or gift bags. Now that you bags are finished, you just need to fill them up! Following is the recipe for making a wonderful blend of herbs and salts! I used certified organic ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs for this recipe.
Himalayan Pink Salt and Dead Sea Salt
DIY Organic Bath Tea and Salt Soak Recipe
Ingredients:
1/2 cup Epsom salt
Instructions:
For the rest of this project you’ll need one glass container or mixing bowl, three plastic pipettes with mL markings, a long handled spoon, the ingredients for this recipe, a 1/4 measuring cup, 1/8 measuring cup, and three cotton muslin bags with a drawstring closure.
dead sea salt and pink Himalayan salt
Measure out your dead sea salt, Himalayan pink salt and Epsom salt. Pour into a glass container or bowl.
making bath tea and salt soak - mixing
Next, measure out your essential oils using a pipette with mL markings using a different pipette for each oil. Then add your essential oils one at a time to the salts and mix well. (Pictured above: I’ve mixed in my essential oils and just started to mix in the calendula petals.)
salt and herb mixture
Measure out your organic herbs and them into the salt mixture. Stir well so that they are thoroughly incorporated.
DIY Bath Tea and Salt Soak Recipe - Organic Spa Treatment
Now spoon your bath tea and salt soak mixture into your decorated muslin bags. Keep stirring the bath tea and salt soak with a spoon as you go so the salts don’t all settle to the bottom. This way each bag will have an even mixture of salts and herbs.
DIY Bath Tea and Salt Soak Recipe Gift and Wedding Favor Project Idea
Once you fill your bags simply pull the strings on the muslin bag tightly to close. To use, simply place one bag under running, hot bath water. This recipe yields approximately 9.5 oz. of bath tea and salt soak by weight. (Note: If you won’t be using these right away or are giving as wedding favors or gifts, I recommend that you enclose the bath tea and salt soaks inside poly zip bags first, then place the bag inside the decorated muslin bag. This way the essential oils from the bath tea and salt soak won’t seep through the bag.)
This Organic Bath Tea and Salt Soak is perfect not only for favors but as gifts for birthdays and Mother’s Day as well as stocking stuffers!

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DIY Solid Shea Butter Salt Scrub Cube Recipe

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This recipe is a twist on my DIY Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cube Recipe. It’s perfect for those that prefer the detoxifying properties of dead sea salts. Or use Epsom salts to help relieve sore muscles.
DIY Solid Salt Scrub Cubes Recipe
DIY Solid Salt Scrub Cubes
© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:
2.5oz Natural Shea Butter Melt and Pour Glycerin Soap
4oz. Refined or Raw Organic Shea Butter
16oz. Fine Dead Sea Salts or Epsom Salts
2 Tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil (Or other carrier oil such as olive, rice bran, jojoba or sweet almond oil)
1 Tablespoon Fragrance Oil (or 1/2 Tablespoon Essential Oil) of Choice
Pinch of ultramarine or oxide pigment (optional)
Pinch of herbs such as lavender or thyme (optional)
Instructions:
You can use a loaf mold – such as a disposable tin loaf pan – for this recipe. Use one to two molds depending on how large you want your cubes. Line your molds with plastic wrap or food service film taping the film at the top of the mold. (Alternately you can use decorative silicone molds for this.)
Weigh out your melt and pour soap base using a scale, then melt in the microwave or a double boiler. Weigh out your shea butter and melt in the same way. Stir the shea butter into the melt and pour soap base. Next, measure out your fractionated coconut oil or your choice of carrier oil and your fragrance if desired using a Tablespoon measurement and stir into the melted shea butter and soap base. In a separate bowl, weigh out the salts you’ll be using. If using a pigment for color, cut in a pinch of color using a butter knife or spatula. You’ll also cut in any herbs you’d like to use at this time as well. You can try anything from calendula petals to lavender. Finally, quickly pour the salt into the shea/soap mixture and mix well. Scoop into your mold and level with a spatula, then place in the refrigerator until solidified.
Once your scrub has solidified, you can gently remove the scrubs from the molds by lifting them out of the mold with the plastic wrap from the top edges of the plastic wrap. Then remove the plastic wrap from the scrub. I then use a Chef’s knife to then cut the scrub into individual cubes. Place cubes in an airtight container until use and store in a cool, dry locataion.
To use these salt scrub cubes, simply crush one or two cubes in your wet hands and slather over your body.

For ingredients for this project I highly recommend purchasing your organic carrier oils, butters, herbs and essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. They specialize in quality controlled organic ingredients harvested using sustainable practices.

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Want to skip the soap base? Then check out the DIY Epsom Salt Bath Cube Recipe from Pearl + Earl’s Good Time Vintage Blog. Substitute the water for natural organic shea butter – you’ll have to melt it first to mix in the salt – to make this recipe super skin conditioning while exfoliating!

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