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d.i.y. lavender salt scrub

So remember those delightful lavender-lemon scones from a few weeks ago?

Well I had a LOT of lavender left over. And with Mother’s Day and end-of-the-school-year around the corner, I thought it would be fun to create some easy, gift-worthy, no-sewing-or-crazy-materials-needed crafts, highlighting this lovely flower.

And you guys – I came up with FOUR. And they’re all fabulous!

First up? Lavender salt scrub.

lavender salt scrub

I’m a bit of an exfoliating addict – and the grainier and scrubbier the better. I’ve always wanted to make my own and this was my chance. And talk about easy – just a few ingredients, and in about 3 minutes I had whipped up a batch of honest-to-goodness scrub that I am completely tempted to keep for myself.

lavender salt scrub

You can play around with the ingredients – I’ve seen scrubs that use jojoba oil or honey instead of coconut oil, and sugar in place of the Epsom salt. I’m thrilled with this recipe and would love to hear your versions (I used this lavender for all the recipes and crafts I’ll be sharing).

lavender salt scrub

Lavender Salt Scrub (recipe can be doubled or tripled)

2 cups Epsom salt
1/2 cup room temperature coconut oil
2 tablespoons lavender flowers
10-20 drops lavender oil

Place the Epsom salt, coconut oil and lavender flowers in a large bowl. Use a spoon to thoroughly combine, then add the lavender oil, starting with 10 drops and adding more if needed.

If giving as a gift, place in a jar and tie with a ribbon – adding a small scoop or spoon if you like.

(print this recipe)


This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver
http://sherisilver.com/2017/05/05/d-i-y-lavender-salt-scrub/

4 Comments

  1. Priscilla on May 20, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Just made this 🙂 thanks for the recipe! I added A bit of orange zest too

    • sherisilver on May 20, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      So glad! And I love the orange zest – I think this recipe is super adaptable so glad you tried something extra! 🙂

  2. petri on June 10, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Can the coconut oil be replaced with jojoba?

    • sherisilver on June 11, 2018 at 7:49 am

      I’ve never worked with jojoba but I’ve seen this scrub made with other oils so I imagine it would be fine – would you let me know how it turns out if you try it? I’ll put a note in the instructions! 🙂

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