Handmade bath and body products are a delight to gift, a treat to use, and so much fun to make! When you DIY your own beauty products you know exactly what the ingredients are and you can tailor the recipe to suit your unique preferences and tastes.
To help you on your handmade bath and body care journey, I am teaching Make Your Own Bath & Body Products on CreativeLive. The class is a comprehensive guide to designing and making your own soaps, lotions, balms, and scrubs. To kick things off, I’ve designed a gentle and citrusy salt scrub recipe using healing dead sea salt, soothing olive oil, and a custom essential oil blend.
This delightful combination of ingredients can be whipped up in just five minutes and is perfect for DIY beginners. Enjoy!
5 4 oz. Plastic Bail Jars
24 oz. Fine Grained Dead Sea Salt
3 oz. Stephenson Liquid Soap Concentrate Base
1 oz. Olive Oil
2 Tbs. Lemon Peel
.5 tsp. Coral Mica
5 mL Grapefruit Essential Oil
4 mL 10x Orange Essential Oil
1. In a large mixing bowl, add the fine grained Dead Sea salt. Add the Lemon Peel Powder and Coral Mica and stir until completely blended.
2. In a small container, mix together the Stephenson Liquid Soap Concentrate, Olive Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil, 10x Orange Essential Oil. The mixture will soon turn into a creamy, opaque color.
3. Add the liquid soap mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until completely combined. If you prefer a more liquid scrub, feel free to add more Liquid Soap Concentrate or Olive Oil.
4. Transfer the scrub into jars, using a spoon to press the scrub into the jar to fill completely. Enjoy! We recommend using this scrub on the hands, feet, and legs. Fine grained Dead Sea salt is a little bit harsh for the face.
NOTE ABOUT PRESERVATIVES: Because this scrub does not contain any water, we did not add a preservative to this scrub. In addition, liquid soap has a pH that does not allow for bacteria or mold to grow. That being said, if you wanted to be on the extra safe side you could use an oil soluble preservative like Optiphen in this recipe at 1%.