Sugar & Salt Body Scrub

This body scrub takes minutes to make and will make you feel like you have gone to the spa.

For most of my life I was a St. Ives Face Scrub gal. It could always be found in my shower. Then, about 5 years ago, I was gifted with some homemade sugar scrub. I have never turned back. Soooo easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients on hand. This recipe is easy and customizable, the perfect introduction to making your own skin care products.

I look forward to using this scrub on my face every morning. It always feels like a special treat. It leaves my face clean and moisturized and I love knowing all the ingredients are natural.

You can find the original recipe here from one of my favorite bloggers. Shae at The Elliot Homestead makes this homestead lifestyle look graceful and elegant.

I have made a few adjustments to the original recipe to make it my own. I added an additional 5 drops of Peppermint essential oil, because I can’t get enough of that scent this time of year. It gave this scrub a slightly tingly feel on my face, so if your skin is sensitive you should stick to the original 20 drops. I also added a teaspoon of Vitamin E oil for the extra benefit to my skin since I use this scrub on my face.

I think gathering some girlfriends and making this scrub at a ladies get together would be super fun. Maybe an activity for a girl’s birthday party and the guests get to take home a container filled with their own scrub. Or double the recipe to make a jar for yourself and one to give as a hostess gift. So easy and such a treat!

You can personalize this recipe by using your favorite essential oils. I would suggest you keep your oils to a total of 40-45 drops for this recipe.

To use this as a face scrub, I scoop about a tablespoon out with my fingers, rub between my two hands, and apply to my face, neck, and upper chest. This recipe lasts me for about a month with daily use. I usually double my recipes and they have stored well in a cool, dark place for about 2 months.

Now it’s your turn to give it a try. You can do it!

Peppermint Sugar and Salt Body Scrub

Gather the following:

  • A medium sized bowl
  • 1/4 cup measuring cup
  • fork to mush ingredients together
  • sugar
  • salt
  • coconut oil
  • essential oils of your choice
  • Vitamin E oil (optional)
  • 8oz container for the final product (I like to reuse cosmetic jars, but a shallow glass mason jar or plastic screw top container will work)

Peppermint Sugar & Salt Scrub Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 25 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E (optional)

How you do it:

Measure sugar, salt, and oil into your bowl.

Thoroughly mush together with a fork until well blended.

Add essential oils and Vitamin E (if using) and mix again with your fork until the oils are evenly distributed.

Scoop into your container.

That’s it. Enjoy!!!


I source my essential oils and cosmetic ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs.