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The Best Lavender Salt Scrub Bars Recipe

Learn how to make easy salt scrub bars to exfoliate away dead skin. Lavender essential oil soothes freshly exfoliated skin.
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: DIY Beauty
Cuisine: Salt Scrub Bars
Author: Chrystal Johnson




  • 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.
    Chopped up shea butter melt and pour soap in a clear glass bowl
  • Once the soap is melted, add the sweet almond oil to the double boiler and stir to combine.
    Sweet almond oil being added to melted soap base
  • Remove the pan from heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly (but not harden), before adding the essentials oils.
    Adding lavender essential oil to bowl of melted soap base and almond oil
  • Stir to combine, then whisk in the food coloring.
    Adding soap colorant to soap and oil base in a bowl
  • Sprinkle a pinch of Himalayan salt into bottom of each cavity of your silicone mold.
    Sea salt being sprinkled into the bottom of a pink silicone mold
  • Gently pour the soap mixture from the double boiler into the mold, filling each cavity just to the top.
    Lavender salt scrub soap mixture being poured into the pink silicone mold
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt on top of each salt scrub bar.
    Sea salt being sprinkled over the top of the soap mixture that was poured into a pink silicone mold for setting
  • Spray the top of the soap with the rubbing alcohol to dissipate any bubbles.
    Spraying the salt scrub bars with rubbing alcohol to remove 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.
    Lavender salt scrub bars on a blue and white soap dish on a blue placemat with white flowers