Sea Salt Face and Body Scrub Recipe

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This 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 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.

This 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 sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.

I left my sea salt face and body scrub recipe unscented. The final product doesn’t really have any kind of scent to it, however, so you can easily scent your face and body scrub if desired. To scent your product I recommend using .05 oz. – .1 oz. of fragrance oil or half that amount 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 the sea salt face and body scrub recipe below.

Why fractionated coconut oil?

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’s less comedogenic (ie. less likely to clog pores.) 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.

This 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 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 salt lends its natural healing properties.

Sea Salt Face and Body Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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. (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.

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.)

This 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 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 salt lends its natural healing properties.

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 screen shots – on how to create your own custom labels using clip art elements.

This 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 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 salt lends its natural healing properties.

This 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 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 salt lends its natural healing properties.

To use this 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.

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.

If you like my 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.

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Facial Cleansing Grains Recipes

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These organic facial cleansing grains recipes are an excellent natural alternative to soap and water that are not only kinder to your skin but are also incredibly easy to make!

These organic facial cleansing grains recipes are an excellent natural alternative to soap and water that are not only kinder to your skin but are also incredibly easy to make! Because they don’t strip your skin of necessary oils that can over dry your face and lead to worsening break outs or simply dry, flaky skin you’ll have healthier glowing skin to look forward to! In addition, you can also use these organic facial cleansing grains as a face mask when you find your skin needs a little extra love.

These organic facial cleansing grains recipes are an excellent natural alternative to soap and water that are not only kinder to your skin but are also incredibly easy to make!

Following are three organic facial cleansing grains recipes to get you started. However, feel free to customize these facial cleansing grains recipes so they cater perfectly to your own skin type by choosing or substituting ingredients that work best for you.

These organic facial cleansing grains recipes are an excellent natural alternative to soap and water that are not only kinder to your skin but are also incredibly easy to make!

Herbal Facial Cleansing Grains Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 teaspoon lavender flower powder
2 teaspoons French green clay
1 teaspoon chamomile flower powder
1 teaspoon marshmallow root powder
1 teaspoon calendula flower powder
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder, cornmeal or fine ground oats
2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Instructions:

Measure out all of the ingredients for your facial cleansing grains and combine in a glass bowl. Mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Using a small funnel, fill two 8-dram glass vials – I got mine from SKS Bottle & Packaging here – and cap.

To use combine 1-2 teaspoons with a small amount of water, coconut milk, milk, rosewater honey or aloe until it forms a paste. Massage onto skin then rinse with water and pat dry. Follow with your favorite natural facial serum or facial oil.

Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.

Fruit & Veggie Facial Cleansing Grains Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 teaspoon carrot powder or cranberry powder
1 teaspoon orange peel powder
1 teaspoon basil powder
2 teaspoons Rhassoul clay
2 teaspoons sugar
1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder, cornmeal or fine ground oats

Instructions:

Measure out all of the ingredients for your facial cleansing grains and combine in a glass bowl. Mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Using a small funnel, fill two 8-dram glass vials and cap.

To use combine 1-2 teaspoons with a small amount of water, coconut milk, milk, rosewater honey or aloe until it forms a paste. Massage onto skin then rinse with water and pat dry. Follow with your favorite natural facial serum or facial oil.

Suitable for normal, combination and oily skin.

Detox Facial Cleansing Grains Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons bentonite clay
1 teaspoon spirulina powder
1 teaspoon sea clay
2 teaspoons activated charcoal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Dead Sea salt, fine ground
1 Tablespoon  arrowroot powder, cornmeal or fine ground oats

Instructions:

Measure out all of the ingredients for your facial cleansing grains and combine in a glass bowl. Mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Using a small funnel, fill two 8-dram glass vials and cap.

To use combine 1-2 teaspoons with a small amount of water, coconut milk, milk, rosewater honey or aloe until it forms a paste. Massage onto skin then rinse with water and pat dry. Follow with your favorite natural facial serum or facial oil.

Suitable for combination, oily and acne prone skin.

Love these facial cleansing grains recipes but want more ingredients to play with? Other fun ingredients you can incorporate into your recipes include aloe vera leaf powderchlorella powder, healing comfrey root powder, Echinacea flower powder, frankincense powder or anything else you dream up.

These organic facial cleansing grains recipes are an excellent natural alternative to soap and water that are not only kinder to your skin but are also incredibly easy to make!

In addition, these floral cleansing grains also make wonderful DIY wedding favors or bridesmaid gifts as well as homemade stocking stuffers. Or you can pair them with products made from some of my other homemade beauty recipes such as my mineral bath soak recipes, argan and rosemary facial cleansing oil recipe, and DIY herbal facial steam for a homemade beauty gift set.

Don’t have time to make your own facial cleansing grains? You can purchase pre-made facial cleansing grains from Mountain Rose Herbs here.

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Orange & Coconut Face Scrub Recipe

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This homemade orange and coconut face scrub recipe helps to detoxify and cleanse all skin types with natural oils and bentonite clay. Makes a great body scrub too!

This homemade orange and coconut face scrub recipe helps to detoxify and cleanse all skin types with natural oils and bentonite clay. It also makes a great natural body scrub!

What makes it special?

This natural orange and coconut face scrub recipe contains several key ingredients: bentonite clay, rosehip seed oil and orange peel powder.

This homemade orange and coconut face scrub recipe helps to detoxify and cleanse all skin types with natural oils and bentonite clay.

So what is bentonite clay?

Bentonite clay is derived from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments in the United States. Traditionally, bentonite clay has used to help with mineral deficiencies as well as to help bind toxins to make them more soluble. It is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. Bentonite clay is commonly used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack, or in skin care recipes.

Why use rosehip seed oil?

Rosehip seed oil is prized for its anti-aging and anti-wrinkle properties in skin care as well as helping to nourish dry, weathered, and dehydrated skin. As rosehip seed oil is considered a “dry” oil it soaks easily into skin without leaving a greasy residue behind. It is a wonderful hydrator and because it is so gentle it can be used undiluted on skin. In addition rosehip seed oil is a safe, inexpensive, and effective product for helping to prevent and heal damaged skin.

What about orange peel powder?

Orange peel powder contains natural alpha-hydroxy acid – in the form of citric acid – that helps to exfoliate and brighten skin. It’s also rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants. Antioxidants have been shown to help to prevent and repair skin damage caused by free radicals. In addition because antioxidants protect cells and encourage cell growth they are also believed to be helpful in an in fighting fine lines and wrinkles.

This homemade orange and coconut face scrub recipe helps to detoxify and cleanse all skin types with natural oils and bentonite clay. Makes a great body scrub too!

Homemade Orange & Coconut Face Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. coconut milk powder
2.25 oz. bentonite clay
.15 oz. orange peel powder
.75 oz. fine white sugar
.3 oz. castor oil
.25 oz. refined coconut oil
.6 oz. rosehip seed oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out coconut milk powder, bentonite clay, orange peel powder and sugar into a medium to large glass or ceramic bowl. Whisk with a fork to combine all the dry ingredients.

In a separate glass bowl weigh and add the castor oil, coconut oil and rosehip seed oil. If your coconut oil is solid, you can set the container of coconut oil in a bowl of hot water first to liquify it.

Now slowly pour the dry ingredients in the oil mixture whisking with a fork as you go until the dry ingredients and oils are combined thoroughly.

The mixture should be barely damp but damp enough it sticks together. As the coconut oil re-solidifies the orange and coconut face scrub recipe may feel slightly drier. This is fine. What you don’t want is your ingredients floating in oil. If the mixture is too dry, add a small amount of rosehip seed oil.

Spoon the mixture into a 4 oz. jar.

To use simply remove a small amount of the orange and coconut face scrub from the container and combine with a small amount of water in your hand. Massage onto your face to gently cleanse, detoxify and exfoliate.

To use as a mask mix with water to form a paste, using just enough water so that the coconut face scrub glides onto skin, and apply to your face avoiding the eye area. Leave on for about 10 minutes, then with wet hands re-wet and massage the mask onto your face to exfoliate, then rinse and pat dry.

After using this coconut face scrub, follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

For oily skin use this mask several times a week. For drier skin, use less often.

This orange and coconut face scrub recipe can also be used a body scrub for other problem skin areas.

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