This DIY Body Scrub Recipe Is Perfect for Gifting (or Treating Yourself)

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


Do you love to indulge in self-care? Then this body scrub is for you. Making a total of 2 1/3 cups, this DIY scrub recipe will allow you to exfoliate your skin in the bath or shower. The base of the scrub can be made from either Epsom salts or sugar, depending on whether you want a large or fine grain. We recommend using food color to tint the scrubs to match the scents you choose—pink for grapefruit, for example, or green for eucalyptus.

What You'll Need



  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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