5 Salt Scrubs I Love

by Andrea on May 25, 2010

pink Himalayan salt scrubWant to know some of my favorite blends for salt scrubs?

I leave mine right in the shower or by the tub, and use them every few days. If I want to use them on my face, I substitute the salt for brown sugar and the rest of the recipe stays the same.



1. Coconut & Orange Tropical Scrub

8 oz (224 gm) Himalayan Pink salt
2 oz (56 gm) Coconut oil
2 oz (60 ml) Jojoba oil
30 drops Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)

2. Vanilla & Lime Delight

8 oz (224 gm) Himalayan Pink salt
2 oz (56 gm) Coconut oil
2 oz (60 ml) Vanilla-infused jojoba oil
30 drops distilled Lime essential oil (Citrus aurantifolia)

3. Spikenard & Roman Chamomile Sleep Support

8 oz (224 gm) Himalayan Pink salt
2 oz (60 ml) Avocado oil
2 oz (60 ml) Vanilla-infused jojoba oil
20 drops Spikenard essential oil (Nardostachys jatamansi)
10 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil (Chamaemelum nobile)

4. Juniper & Lemon Detox scrub

8 oz (224 gm) Himalayan Pink salt
2 oz (60 ml) Trauma Oil
2 oz (60 ml) Jojoba oil
15 drops Juniper essential oil (Juniperus communis )
15 drops Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)

5. Saro & Ravintsara Allergy Scrub

8 oz (224 gm) Himalayan Pink salt
2 oz (60 ml) Baobab  oil
2 oz (60 ml) Jojoba oil
20 drops Saro essential oil (Cinnamosma fragrans)
10 drops Ravintsara essential oil (Cinnamomum camphora ct. 1,8 cineole)

Directions for all the salt scrubs: Mix together in a 16 oz (480 ml) PET plastic wide mouth jar. In the shower or tub, use a small handful as a scrub and then rinse off the salt. If you want a smaller amount, just cut the whole recipe in half and use an 8 oz (240 ml) jar. Enjoy!

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jane SInding March 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Hi Andrea.
i thinking of using them for footbath ?
so nice and fantastic effekt, through the whole body.
Hug Jane


Andrea Butje March 1, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Jane that would be lovely too!


Roberta Herrera December 23, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Hi Andrea , Do I use FCO or the solid coconut oil for these salt scrubs? I’m thinking common sense should tell me FCO, however I am not best known for that gift. Thank you and
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you. Roberta


Andrea Butje December 23, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Hi Roberta,
While I don’t use FCO, it is a personal preference. I prefer to use pure, unrefined, organic, non deodorized – basically unaltered coconut oil to get all the therapeutic benefits.


Georgina March 24, 2016 at 8:15 am

Hi Andrea

What size salt do you use? I have the fine at home and used it today but didn’t feel like I got much from the scrub.

Thanks as always for your help!


Andrea Butje March 24, 2016 at 9:06 am

Hi Georgina – I like to use pink Himalayan salts or Epsom salts for my scrubs 🙂


anisha September 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm

what is trauma oil? i am not aware of it 🙁


Andrea Butje September 22, 2015 at 10:56 am

Hi Anisha – trauma oil is a blend infused with the fresh flowers of St. John’s Wort, Calendula and Arnica. You can purchase it at Aromatics International: https://www.aromatics.com/products/carrier-oils-butters/trauma-oil-organic


Alexandra December 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

Hi Andrea,

I’m new to the site, so I apologize if you’ve answered this somewhere else…
Out of curiousity, why do you choose Himalayan Pink salt as opposed to any other salts… like sea salt, for example?


Andrea Butje December 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Hi Alexandra,

Thanks for your question. All pure salts are great and I do love sea salts! I used the pink salts because they are beautiful and quite therapeutic. Here is what Mountain Rose sayas about Pink Himalayan Salts:

Beneficial Properties
Himalayan Pink Salt has a rich mineral content that includes over 84 minerals and trace elements such as: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. This salt is recognized for its beautiful pink color, high mineral content, and its therapeutic properties.

History of Salt
Himalayan Pink Salt was originally formed from marine fossil deposits over 250 million years ago during the Jurassic era. Harvested from ancient sea beds, this rare and extraordinary salt has been a valuable commodity for centuries. Historically, the Himalayan people used this salt to preserve their fish and meat throughout the year, and every spring they transported the salt to Nepalese valleys for trade. Heavily burdened yaks would carry the salt along narrow sloping paths, mountains, and cliffs in order to sell and exchange the salt for other commodities.

Himalayan Pink Salt is still extracted from mines by hand, according to long-standing tradition, and without the use of any mechanical devices or explosion techniques. After being hand-selected, the salt is then hand-crushed, hand-washed, and dried in the sun.


KC Rossi-Heart Blossom Essentials November 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Hi Andrea~

Awesome post!
I am having my first home party in December. Thinking one of these great recipes would be a nice interactive “sample station” for the guests.

Fun, fun. Thank you for sharing.


Admin November 6, 2010 at 6:48 am

Home party-excellent idea. sounds like such fun!


Rebecca Silence November 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Andrea, these are some really wonderful ideas for supportive blends! It hadn’t occurred to me to use salt scrubs to alleviate allergies. My partner has been relying on my Sinus Relief inhaler these last few sneezy weeks of autumn. I’ll have to whip up the Saro/Ravintsara scrub for him to try! Thanks for sharing!


Admin November 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Rebecca-thanks! In my experience salt scrubs are great for allergies! Also-making your own liquid soap with those same oils during the season is good too.


rick November 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Great Blog. Where I can purchase some Himalayan pink salt?


Admin November 4, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Rick, Aromatics International sells it, it is really great salt for scrubs, baths and for the kitchen!


Jessica May 26, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Great post! I received some Himalayan pink salt for Mother’s Day and never thought about using it in a salt scrub. Thanks for the wonderful ideas-I’ll continue my Mother’s Day pampering with these recipes!


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