DIY Lemon & Lavender Body Scrub

I have something a little different from the usual today, and that’s a homemade salt scrub recipe! Let me know if you’d like to see more of this type of thing here, because I do enjoy coming up with my own beauty concoctions. 🙂

YEARS ago, I used to work at Curves for Women part-time. For Christmas I made my boss a sugar scrub. A few months later she called me, and she said it was the best body scrub she had ever used and wanted to know how I made it. Scrubs are quite easy to make and this one is made with Epson salt, which is coarser than sugar (at least what I used), so if you have sensitive skin, you may want to be careful. I actually made this for my sister’s birthday, so I have her in mind with this recipe!

What I love about making scrubs is customizing the scents. I used lavender and lemon here, because they are two of my favorites and smell amazing together: fresh with a touch of floral.

You will need:

A glass jar for storage
1/3 cup avocado oil
1 cup Epsom salt
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
Ribbon and paper to decorate the jar (optional)


In a small bowl, combine avocado oil and salt, then stir until mixed. Add the essential oils, and stir again (I like avocado oil because it has a neutral scent that won’t interfere with the essential oils). That’s it!

To decorate the jar, I simply cut a piece of paper out and glued it to the top. I also tied a decorative ribbon around it. The jar I had on hand from canning leftovers, but jars can be found at craft stores and grocery stores.

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