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Body Scrub

Whether you choose to add this DIY to your self care routine, or make a few jars as a gift, everyone is sure to love this exfoliating DIY.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2008


The base of this scrub can be made from either Epsom salts or sugar, depending on whether you want a large or fine grain. We recommend coloring the scrubs using food color with shades keeping with some of the scents you use—pink with grapefruit, for example, or green with eucalyptus. This project makes about 2 1/3 cups. 


  • 2 cups Epsom salts or organic cane sugar

  • 1 cup carrier oil

  • 8 drops essential oil(s)

  • Printable vinyl sticker paper ($12.25,


  1. Stir together Epsom salts or sugar and carrier oil in a bowl, mixing well.

  2. Using pipette, add the essential oil of your choice, one drop at a time. Add food coloring and stir until color is even throughout. Then spoon into canning jars.

  3. Download clip-art labels, enlarging or reducing if necessary to fit top of canning jar. Print onto ink-jet bumper-sticker paper (which is designed to withstand water). Cut out the labels, and affix to clean jars.

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