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I don’t know about you but my skin is looking less that brilliant right now.  I feel like my legs haven’t seen the light of day in months and my elbows and knees are so dry.  So far, Winter has not been kind to me!!  But all is not lost, there’s nothing like a home made salt scrub to breath new life into dull skin.

salt scrub hand made natural gift idea

You can actually make this scrub with salt or sugar, I use sugar to make a zingy lemon hand scrub here.  Lavender sugar would be amazing but I like the texture of salt for body scrubs.

As we’re fast approaching valentine’s day I’ve used Himalayan pink salt.  Sounds exotic I know but I promise you it isn’t. I bought it for a couple of pounds at a ‘bargain store’ on the high street.  The texture is too coarse to use as is, so I used the mill to grind the crystals into powder form.  You could do this with a pestle and mortar, a blender or even a freezer bag and a rolling pin!!  Or you could of course just use simple table salt, it’s up to you.

You Will Need

A clean jar

Almond Oil


Essential oils / extract (optional)

salt scrub hand made natural gift idea


  • If using rock salt, reduce the crystals to a fine powder.
  • In a bowl, combine 1 part oil to just less than 2 parts salt.
  • Make your scrub in batches that consist of no more than 3 tablespoons of oil at a time.
  • If you like, now is the time to add a few drops of essential oil.  I used a little rose oil.
  • Spoon the mixture into your jar and make as many small batches as you need to fill it.
  • Seal the jar and then decide whether to keep it or give it as a gift :-S

salt scrub hand made natural gift idea

To Use

As scrubs work best on dry skin, why not stand in the bath or shower and use small handfulls to scrub towards the heart and circular motions.  Pay particular attention to elbows, heels and knees, but be gentle with the delicate neck and chest area.

Rinse well.

You may need to give the scrub a stir before each use and make sure you don’t fall as oil can make the bath/shower veeeeeeeery slippery.

Admire your beautifully soft skin.

Love Rachel





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  • Agata Pokutycka

    What a lovely idea!
    I love handmade, useful gift like this… this salts would make a really nice treat

    • VintageFolly

      I think they’d make a lovely gift x

  • misshurn2010

    Ohh I love how to’s at home! This looks beautiful, I think I may try this one xx

    • VintageFolly

      Thank you x

  • Helen @ Fuss Free Living

    I love that, and so pretty and pink. Far more thrifty to make your own and you know exactly what goes into it too.

    • VintageFolly

      That’s so true and with my sensitive skin, good to know x

  • charlibruce

    What a great post, I love the thought of making something from scratch… Definitely going to try this! X

    • VintageFolly

      You should, it’s super simple 🙂

  • Maya

    Thank you for this recipe. I will definitely try this. This would make a super cute gift for my friends. So far I made this sugar scrub with olive oil which turns also good.