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DIY Salt Scrub Bars work extremely well for exfoliating rough patches of dry, dead skin. Learn how to make the best Lavender Salt Scrub Bars recipe for smooth skin!
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, apricot seed and 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 bar 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.
The Best Lavender Salt Scrub Bars Recipe
- ½ pound shea butter melt and pour soap
- 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 3 teaspoons sea salt
- 2-3 drops soap colorant - pink or purple
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- Silicone mold
- Double Boiler
- Cut the soap base into squares and place into a double boiler or a glass bowl fitted into a pot of water. 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.
2 thoughts on “How to Make the Best Salt Scrub Bars”
Hello, I am new to soap making and I would like to know if I could mix the salt into the mixture instead of sprinkling on the top and bottom.
Hi Melanie, great question. If you mix the salt into the mixture, it’ll dissolve, which will greatly decrease the exfoliating properties of the salt bars. I hope that helps!