Do you have rough patches of skin that could use some extra love? These Lavender Salt Scrub Bars exfoliate dead skin away, leaving fresh new skin to moisturize!
I have loved exfoliating my skin ever since I was a teenager. Freshly exfoliated skin has always given me a sense of renewal, which is much needed – my skin isn't quite as youthful these days!
While I've always been a huge fan of sugar scrub bars (which should be no secret – you can find recipes for peppermint, lemon, vanilla rose, lavender petal on the blog now!), I'm an advocate for salt scrub bars too. They're great on rough skin!
If you have sensitive skin, I recommend sticking with one of those sugar scrub bars recipes. However, if your skin isn't sensitive and you have some skin that needs serious exfoliation (like the skin on my feet), then these salt scrub bars will be just what you need.
Since salt is a bit rougher on the skin than sugar, I added lavender essential oil to these salt scrub bars to help soothe skin as it's exfoliated. You can sub out other essential oils too – I teach you how in my free guide to choosing the right essential oils for your homemade beauty products.
Ready to exfoliate away rough skin with these salt scrub bars? Get your supplies and follow along.
The Best Lavender Salt Scrub Bars Recipe
Ingredients and Supplies
- ½ pound glycerin melt and pour soap base
- 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 3 teaspoons pink Himalayan salt
- 2-3 drops of pink or purple soap coloring
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- Silicone mold
- Double boiler
- Cut the soap base into squares and place into a double boiler. Heat over medium heat until the soap base is melted and clear.
- Once the soap is melted, add the sweet almond oil to the double boiler and stir to combine.
- Remove the pan from heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly (but not harden), before adding the essentials oils.
- Stir to combine, then whisk in the food coloring.
- Sprinkle a pinch of Himalayan salt into bottom of each cavity of your silicone mold.
- Gently pour the soap mixture from the double boiler into the mold, filling each cavity just to the top.
- Sprinkle a pinch of salt on top of each salt scrub bar.
- Spray the top of the soap with the rubbing alcohol to dissipate any bubbles.
- Allow your salt scrub bars to harden for at least one hour or until they are completely cooled. Once they're cool, gently pop each salt scrub bar out and store in an airtight glass container (like a mason jar) until you're ready to use them.
What other essential oil scents do you like to add to salt scrub bars?