Sea Salt Body Scrub

by Merissa on February 26, 2014

in Make Your Own

Sea Salt Body Scrub - Little House Living

Sea Salt Body Scrub

Sea salt body scrubs are a wonderful thing.  They can help exfoliate, clean, and moisturize your body.  There are endless ways to create sea salt body scrubs at home and you probably already have the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch!

A simple sea salt body scrub is made up of 2 basic ingredients: salt and a good moisturizer.  If you want additional benefits, you can also add in essential oils for a wonderful aroma.

Let's talk about the salt.

You want to select a fine sea salt.  Sea salt has a nice size and density for a body scrub and has gentle exfoliating properties.  I don't recommend regular table salt as it is too abrasive and may cause tiny cuts on your skin.  You should be able to find fine sea salt at most markets.  If you have sensitive skin, you can also use sugar, which is more gentle on the skin.

Moisturizer Options

Most people already have olive oil on hand and it is a great staple for this and other diy beauty recipes.  You may also consider using coconut oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, or almond oil.  Any good-quality light oil should suffice.

Essential Oils

Depending on which essential oils you add, you can elevate your sea salt body scrub.  Lavender essential oil is a great option for its calming, stress-reducing properties.  Grapefruit essential oil is bright and uplifting and may help with cellulite reduction.  Peppermint essential oil can help with pain and inflammation of the skin.  Frankincense essential oil is helpful with anti-aging.

How to Make Sea Salt Body Scrub

Mix together ingredients in a small bowl.  Massage gently into skin, then rinse off with warm water.

Sea Salt Body Scrub

Extra Additions

If you want to take your sea salt body scrub to the next level, try these extra additions:

  • Add 1 tbsp of honey for additional moisturizing benefits
  • Add 1 tbsp dried lavender, rose petals, or other herbs (Where to Buy)
  • Add 1 tsp of Vitamin E oil to repair skin and help with fine lines and wrinkles
  • Add 1/2 tsp of lemon or orange peel zest for an invigorating scrub

If you like DIY beauty recipes, you'll love these!

Have you ever used a sea salt body scrub before?  


Print Friendly

Disclaimer: This post may contain a link to an affiliate. See my disclosure policy for more information.

6:00 am

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tammy February 26, 2014 at 6:43 am

I made this on the weekend using sea salt, lavendar essential oil, and pure olive oil. I’ve used it and it feels greats, but I was wondering what is a replacement for olive oil. I just don’t like the look of it.Is there something that is a bit clearer, not so yellow?


2 Mike Winfrey February 27, 2014 at 6:16 am

coconut oil…it’s a great oil. My wife uses coconut oil as a makeup remover. She loves it. I use it in cooking to replace corn or soy based oils. That way I get rid of one more point of exposure to corn and soy.


3 Suzanne February 26, 2014 at 7:34 am

Love that this is an easy to make recipe! I’ll be trying it out for sure. Nothing like the feeling of a wonderful exfoliation, gives a beautiful glow!!


4 Roxanne February 26, 2014 at 7:39 am

This scrub recipe is perfect timing with the nice weather here right now and being back into shorts. Thanks.


5 Merissa February 26, 2014 at 7:42 am

Shorts? I’m jealous!


6 Petro Neagu February 26, 2014 at 8:55 am

I’m definitely going to make that scrub. I’ve experienced its benefits first hand but become a bit lazy lately 🙂


7 Barb Wright February 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm

My daughter made me something very similar for Christmas. I really like I will have to try this one!


8 heather February 26, 2014 at 9:35 pm

this sounds sooo soothing to my tired, dry, winter skin!!


9 Thaleia (@Something2Offer) February 28, 2014 at 7:30 am

Oh, my goodness this looks wonderful. Love how simple this body scrub is with only 3 ingredients which I happen to have. Love the explanations about making it more moisturizing as well!


10 Terry@ dermology skin care March 4, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Wow it’s awesome, a simple and effective formula for body care. I just love it and keen to want this scrub.


11 Amanda April 3, 2014 at 4:08 pm

For sentive skin, can I replace the sea salt with sugar?
And where exactly can I use the “paste” on my body?


12 Andrea April 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Yes, you can certainly swap out the salt for sugar. I use the scrub on my legs, torso, arms and hands. Enjoy!


13 Alex April 10, 2014 at 11:32 am

Hi – love your page! I want to make some of the scrubs, deodorants soaps and lotions as presents but not sure how long these will last – do they have a shelf life? I would suspect not but thought I’d ask! thanks


14 Merissa April 10, 2014 at 11:33 am

Usually they will last at least 6-12 months depending on what you are making. I’ve had some last much longer 🙂


15 Julie May 29, 2014 at 7:50 am

This is a definite must have for shorts and flip flop weather! I will give this one a try.


16 [email protected] and Spicy Monkey May 29, 2014 at 12:36 pm

This sounds so refreshing after the long, cold winter we just had…my skin will love it!! Pinning this to make and thanks for sharing!!


17 Adrienne May 29, 2014 at 5:25 pm

This is great! I’d love for you to link up to the Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party 🙂


18 Theresa @DearCreatives June 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm

I love a good salt scrub. Your recipe sounds great! Theresa @DearCreatives


19 [email protected] In Pyjamas June 4, 2014 at 2:43 pm

I never knew how easy it was to make your own body scrub, I may give it a go. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!


20 Ann Slay December 1, 2014 at 11:47 am

I made and used coconut oil and it was very solid and really greasy which I did not expect what else if anything do I need to use to have the mixture a little less solid. I have used this at different places in Florida and loved it and wanted to make my own. Did not want to use olive oil if possible.


21 Merissa December 1, 2014 at 11:52 am

You could use a different kind of oil like jojoba or almond oil to get similar results to olive oil. 🙂


22 Salina March 31, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Do you have to use essential oils or can you use candle fragrance oil?


23 Merissa March 31, 2015 at 2:54 pm

I would definitely use essential oils in any products that are going on your body.


24 Luci December 14, 2015 at 10:17 am

I love your website and share many of your recipes on my own site. Thank you for all the wonderful tips.


25 Veronika April 20, 2017 at 9:49 pm

Do I refrigerate this to keep? Or just regular pantry?


26 Merissa April 21, 2017 at 8:26 am

You can just keep in a cool area.


Leave a Comment

Thanks for taking a moment to share your thoughts and your story. I love to hear from you and love when you are able to add something constructive to the conversation! Please remember this is a supportive and encouraging community. LHL reserves the right to delete any personal attacks, rude or offensive language, or anything not deemed family friendly. If you don't have anything nice to say, please keep it to yourself.

See our Comment Policy for more information.