Exfoliating Salt Scrub Bar Recipe

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This exfoliating salt scrub bar recipe is similar to traditional salt scrubs but in a convenient solid form. Use it in the shower after bathing for soft, smooth skin that feels moisturized and happy!

This exfoliating salt scrub bar recipe is similar to traditional salt scrubs but in a convenient solid form. Use it in the shower after bathing for soft, smooth skin that feels moisturized and happy!

This exfoliating salt scrub bar recipe is similar to traditional salt scrubs but in a convenient solid form. Use it in the shower after bathing for soft, smooth skin that feels moisturized and happy!

Exfoliating Salt Scrub Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

11.25 oz. fine cosmetic sea salt
2.5 oz. sal butter
2.5 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. cupuacu butter
.5 oz. sweet almond oil
.25 oz. fragrance oil, of choice

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the sal butter, cocoa butter and cupuacu butter into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup (or glass bowl). Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately, you can also use a double boiler.)

Remove from heat. Weigh out the sweet almond oil and your skin safe fragrance oil of choice. Stir into the melted butters. (In warmer climates or areas that aren’t temperature controlled you should start with half the amount of sweet almond oil and adjust as necessary. If you prefer to use an essential oil for fragrance, use half the amount.)

In a separate container, weigh out the fine sea salt.

Slowly pour the sea salt into the melted oil and butters, mixing as you go until you’ve combined all of the salt with the liquid ingredients.

Pour the combined ingredients for this salt scrub bar recipe evenly into three cavities of a Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold. Dust the tops of your salt scrub bars with pink Himalayan salt if desired.

Place your mold into the refrigerator until your salt scrub bars have fully solidified, then remove them from your mold.

This exfoliating salt scrub bar recipe is similar to traditional salt scrubs but in a convenient solid form. Use it in the shower after bathing for soft, smooth skin that feels moisturized and happy!

If desired, you can decorate the tops of your salt scrub bars like I chose to. Simply press a soap stamp into mica, then tap the stamp onto the top of each of your salt scrub bars using a mallet. (You can find quality pre-made and custom soap stamps from Custom Soap Stamps on Etsy here.)

Your salt scrub bars are now ready for use or for gifting!

To use simply massage your salt scrub bar onto wet skin in the shower after bathing. Then rinse and pat dry. Be sure to store your salt scrub bar in a cool, dry location between uses.

If you enjoyed this easy salt scrub bar recipe, then you may also like my other scrub recipes here. Also be sure to check out my other recipes that utilize the Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold. They include the following: Melt & Pour Loofah Soap Recipe, Melt & Pour Polar Bear Soap Tutorial, Easy Melt & Pour Soap Crystals, Handmilled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Soap Recipe, and my Melt & Pour Watermelon Soap Recipe.

Don’t have time to make your salt scrub bar recipe? Buy them instead! One of my favorites is Etta + Billie’s Grapefruit Cardamom Salt Scrub Bar. Or browse more of my favorite handmade bath and body treats from products that indulge the senses and pumpkin spice favorites to coffee + chocolate themed delights.

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Foaming Celtic Sea Salt Scrub Recipe

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This foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe contains light grey Celtic sea salt packed with 82 trace minerals and prized for it's natural skin care benefits. 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.

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.

This foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe contains light grey Celtic sea salt to moisturize, revitalize, exfoliate, and detox skin and calm inflammation. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

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!

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.

Foaming Celtic Sea Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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.

This foaming Celtic sea salt scrub recipe contains light grey Celtic sea salt to moisturize, revitalize, exfoliate, and detox skin and calm inflammation. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

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 sheetWorldLabel 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.

Learn how to make your own emulsified salt scrub and foaming Celtic sea salt scrub with two fantastic homemade sea salt scrub recipes from Soap Deli News blog.

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 saltmango 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.

This detox sugar scrub recipe creates lovely solid sugar scrub shaped gemstones that contain activated charcoal to help keep skin acne free and vibrant! In addition to naturally detoxifying activated charcoal, this detox sugar scrub recipe also incorporates anti-acne/anti-aging sea buckthorn oil as well as lavender and tea tree essential oils.

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 oillavender essential oil and tea tree oil.

To discover even more natural skin care recipes as well as homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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DIY Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe for Valentine’s Day

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DIY Homemade Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons Recipe - Handmade Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Solid sugar scrub cubes have been a huge trend in natural homemade bath and body products for some time now. Their big advantage is that they are less messy than traditional sugar scrubs. But sugar doesn’t have to always be the star. So as a homemade Valentine’s Day gift idea, I thought I’d create a DIY Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe for bath time!

The real advantage of this recipe, other than than being guilt free – no calories! – is that the bulk of the salt scrub cube isn’t made from a melt and pour soap base like most other solid sugar and salt scrub cubes. Instead these are made with moisturizing cocoa butter and that means more love for your skin! You can also choose your favorite salts for this bath recipe. I used Epsom salts, however you can also use dead sea salt or even pink Himalayan salt based on your skin care needs or preferences.

Homemade Valentine's Day Gift Idea - DIY Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons Recipe

Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.35 oz. cocoa butter
.4 oz. 76 degree melt point refined coconut oil
.3 oz. shea butter
.15 oz. sweet almond oil
4 ml chocolate fragrance oil (or 2 ml essential oil of choice)
3.5 oz. Epsom salts

For the “icing” (optional):

10 grams natural white melt and pour soap base
colored mica to suit

Tools & Supplies:

Wilton Round Brownie Pop Mold
digital kitchen scale
Plastic Transfer Pipettes
double boiler or microwave
glass measuring cup
utensils

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the cocoa butter, shea butter, and coconut oil and melt either in a double boiler or in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. Then weigh out the sweet almond oil – this can be substituted with another carrier oil of your choice – and add to the melted butters and oil.

Next, using a plastic transfer pipette, measure out the fragrance oil and stir into the melted salt scrub base. If you’d like to color your bon bons, add a pinch of powdered ultramarine pigment, oxide pigment or mica in your color of choice.

Now weigh out the Epsom salts and stir into the melted oils and butters, mixing until thoroughly combined. Finally, spoon the salt scrub into your mold cavities. This recipe will fill all eight cavities up about halfway or six cavities up about 3/4 of the way.

Place the mold in the freezer until the bon bon salt scrubs have completely solidified.

Once the solid salt scrub bon bons have set up, remove from the mold and place on wax or parchment paper. Then prepare your icing by melting a small amount of white melt and pour natural glycerin soap base in a small measuring cup and mixing in a small amount of your favorite mica or a drop or two of liquid soap colorant. Drizzle the melted soap on top of each bon bon to suit.

Homemade Washi Tape Decorated DIY Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons - Lovely Homemade Gift Idea for HerOnce the icing on your bon bons has hardened, remove from the wax paper and wrap or package as desired.

These would be super cute in mini cupcake liners placed inside a box or wrapped in plastic. Simply tie off with a ribbon or a strip of washi tape. Plus they not only make great homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas, but they’re also perfect for seasonal Easter basket gifts and Mother’s Day!

For more handmade bath and body recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest for more great homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas you can make yourself.


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DIY Jasmine & Himalyan Pink Salt Melt & Pour Soap Recipe

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Easy DIY Homemade Jasmine and Pink Himalayan Salt Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

With Valentines’ Day right around the corner I’ve been on the hunt for lots of lovely – and most often pink! – homemade gift ideas to make for Valentine’s Day. One of my recent favorites is for this DIY Jasmine Melt & Pour Soap Recipe with Pink Himalayan Salt from Passion Shake blog. It’s pretty as a picture and is perfect for last minute handmade gifts as well as a great craft for the kids to help with!

This fragrant jasmine scented soap is made using a glycerin melt and pour soap base, pink Himalayan saltsweet almond oil, vitamin E oil (I use certified GMO-free,) and jasmine absolute or jasmine fragrance oil. I recommend using a natural melt and pour soap base free of sulphates for this project as the salt tends to break down the soap into mush with a base containing sulphates. It’s actually because salt reacts this way I was able to create a homemade foaming salt scrub recipe using melt & pour soap.

Once your soaps are complete, wrap them tightly in plastic food wrap film to keep the soap from sweating. You can then decorate them with baker’s twine or wrap them in either Kraft paper or parchment and decorate with a a strip or two of washi tape! (Cute Tape actually has a super cute assortment of heart themed washi tapes for Valentine’s Day that I’m a little in love with.) You can read the full DIY on Passion Shake blog here.

For more fabulous handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas you can make for that someone special, be sure to follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest! Plus you can find more great homemade soap recipes by following my DIY Bath & Body board.


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Natural Homemade Beauty Recipes for Summer Skin

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Peppermint isn’t just for candy canes and winter treats. It’s perfect for summer too! Not only does it offer a lovely cooling effect – I use it in my Natural Sore Muscle Salt Scrub Recipe – but peppermint essential oil also helps to repel those awful biting insects. (You can combine it with a blend of several of these essential oils – Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Catnip, and Lavender – along with some witch hazel to make a homemade natural bug repellent.)

Natural DIY Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe and Other Essential Oils and Skin Care Recipes Perfect for Summer and Keeping Biting Insects at BaySo naturally I’m happy to recommend this easy all natural recipe via Blah Blah Magazine for crafting your own Homemade Peppermint Foot Scrub. Just combine three simple ingredients – I’d opt for the Epsom salts over the sugar since it never fails that I get bit by swarms of insects in the summer the sweeter I am – and in under five minutes you’re ready to get your feet into tip top shape for those new sandals you’ve been dying to wear. Follow up at night with Cybele’s Handmade Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe followed by a pair of socks overnight and say bye bye to dry, cracked feet.

And just in case you want to cover all of your bases – or rather your body – Blah Blah Magazine (Yes! This is an amazing blog!) also has a recipe for a Homemade Zesty Lime and Coconut Whipped Body Butter and a Homemade Cuticle Oil Recipe scented with a summery blend of lemon and lavender essential oils. (Don’t just reserve that lime essential oil for the bath though. It’s great for making homemade non-toxic cleaning products too!)

Homemade Soap Recipe - Coconut Citrus Melt and Pour Glycerin Soap RecipeFor more fun with summer citrus, give these luscious Homemade Citrus Coconut Soaps via Petit Elefant a try. It’s made from a natural, detergent free shea butter soap base, fresh citrus zest, shaved coconut and sweet orange essential oil. Or try an avocado and banana hair mask, lavender hand & foot wash, and pumpkin & papaya facial mask with natural beauty recipes courtesy of Brunch at Saks. Or give our fine feathered friends some love by drying sliced oranges and apples in the oven and crafting a tasty, edible birdhouse with fruits, nuts and seed.

Grow your own lavender or just simply in love with the benefits lavender offers? Visit Live in Art to learn how to craft your own Natural Homemade Lavender Salve from a lavender blossom oil infusion, beeswax, and vitamin E oil. For more fun summer bath and beauty recipes and projects, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest!


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