Get glowing, healthy looking skin with this homemade lush face and body scrub recipe. Formulated with nourishing body butters, coconut oil and Dead Sea salt, this Dead Sea salt face and body scrub recipe exfoliates skin and offers dry skin relief. It’s the perfect addition to your natural beauty regimen for sensitive, maturing or dry skin! Keep reading to learn how to make this amazing Dead Sea salt scrub for face and body to add to your weekly skin care routine.
About My Homemade Dead Sea Salt Face and Body Scrub Recipe
This homemade sea salt face and body scrub recipe is loosely inspired by Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. Made using fine Dead Sea salt, this emulsified Dead Sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Ingredients like mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin help to condition and protect skin while dead sea helps to promote healing.
Want to make it vegan? Try substituting the lanolin – which is found in Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub – with cupuacu butter.
Because I wanted my Dead Sea salt face and body scrub recipe to work for even sensitive skin, I left this homemade face and body scrub recipe unscented. Therefore, the final product doesn’t really have any kind of scent. However, you can always scent your face and body scrub recipe if desired using either your favorite fragrance oil or essential oils. To scent your homemade face and body scrub, I recommend using .05 oz. – .1 oz. of fragrance oil or a maximum of .25 oz. if using essential oils.
As a bonus I’ve included free printable labels for your finished face and body scrubs. You can find the PDF printable labels following my homemade sea salt face and body scrub recipe below.
Benefits of Fractionated Coconut Oil in Skin Care
Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub contains virgin coconut oil. I decided instead to use fractionated coconut oil for my sea salt face and body scrub recipe. Fractionated coconut oil is generally better for use in skin care products as it rates lower on the comedogenic scale (ie. less likely to clog pores.) than regular coconut oil. (It has a comedogenic rating of 2-3, whereas solid coconut oil has a rating of 4, with lower being better.) Fractionated coconut oil also has a higher concentration of Capric and Caprylic acids which make it a better antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and disinfectant than virgin coconut oil.
Benefits of Citric Acid in a Face and Body Scrub
In addition to fractionated coconut oil, this homemade face and body scrub recipe also is also formulated with citric acid. Citric acid is used in skin care products to brighten skin, shrink pores, treat mild acne, and correct dark spots and fine lines as well as to slough off dead skin cells and speed new cell turnover. You can use more or less citric acid dependent upon your skin care needs, or omit it entirely. If using a colorant, you would add the color at this point and whisk into the salt as well.
Dead Sea Salt Face and Body Scrub Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
1.5 oz. mango butter
.5 oz. emulsifying wax
.1 oz. stearic acid
.15 oz. lanolin
1.5 oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 oz. safflower oil
1/2 teaspoon citric acid, optional
9.5 oz. fine Dead Sea salt
pinch neon bikini blue powder, optional colorant
Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the emulsifying wax and stearic acid. Heat the ingredients in a glass Pyrex measuring cup at 50% power in the microwave or in a double boiler until melted.
Now weigh out the mango butter and add to the melted emulsifying wax and stearic acid. Heat again until the mango butter has melted. Remove from heat.
Next, weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted ingredients until the lanolin melts completely.
Weigh out the fractionated coconut oil and the safflower oil. Stir into the melted scrub base. If using a fragrance in your sea salt face and body scrub recipe, you would weigh out and stir the fragrance in at this point.
Now weigh out the Dead Sea salt into a separate 4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup or glass bowl. Measure out the citric acid and whisk into the dead sea salt with a fork.
Now pour the melted wet face and body scrub ingredients into the dry Dead Sea salt mixture and whisk until thoroughly combined.
Mix the sea salt face and body scrub until it starts to thicken then spoon into clean containers.
My sea salt face and body scrub recipe will yield three 4 oz. mason jelly jars or glass salve jars. (Alternately, you can double this sea salt face and body scrub recipe to fill two 8 oz. containers.)
Printable Labels for Your Homemade Face and Body Scrub for DIY Gifts:
You can download the free printable labels for 4 oz. glass jelly or salve jars here. Simply print these labels onto full size label sheets, cut out and apply to your jars for homemade gifts or DIY wedding favors. (You can purchase bulk labels at great prices at WorldLabel here. Or go here for more DIY wedding favor ideas.) The border for these printable labels comes from a free clip art collection I acquired some time back from Citrus & Mint blog.
Be sure to visit Citrus & Mint on Etsy for more amazing scrapbook and clip art elements that you can buy. Or check out the Citrus & Mint blog for free clip art elements and papers for personal use as well as tutorials on incorporating these scrapbook papers and clip art elements into your own personal projects. You can also visit my blog post for DIY soap wedding favors here for a step by step tutorial – with screenshots – on how to create your own custom labels using clip art elements.
To use this homemade Dead sea salt face and body scrub, simply scoop the desired amount onto hands and massage onto wet skin as desired. Rinse clean, then pat dry.
It is recommend that once you start using this product, you use it until it’s finished. Otherwise, if you don’t plan to use the entire sea salt face and body scrub once opened, or if you are selling this product, it is highly recommended that you include a natural, paraben free preservative such as Optiphen Plus.
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More Homemade Face and Body Scrub Recipes for Glowing Skin
If you like my Dead sea salt face and body scrub recipe you may also like my detox sugar scrub recipe. My 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.
Or try one of these other amazing homemade face and body scrub recipes.
- Exfoliating Body Polish Recipe
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- Foaming Celtic Sea Salt Scrub Recipe
- Homemade Blueberry Sugar Scrub Recipe
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- Foaming Oat Body Scrub Recipe
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