Body scrubs definitely fall under the ‘inexpensive, easy to make gifts’ category.  And, with the holiday’s right around the corner, it’s a fun one for the kids to make for Mom or a teacher.  You can customize the scrub with oils and scents.


  • Sea Salt (fine ground)* OR Epsom salt (1 cup)
  • Oil: almond, grapeseed, avocado, coconut, sunflower OR olive oil (½ cup)
  • Essential Oil (5 -10 drops) OR an Extract (1 tsp.):
    • Lavender essential oil (soothing) or
    • Peppermint (energizing), or
    • Orange (stimulating),
    • Lemon (clarity)
    • Sandlewood (warm and woody)
    • Vanilla
  • Optional:
    • For a little textured look you could add: lavender petals, citrus peel (orange or lemon), small peppermint leaves.
    • For nourishing the skin a bit more add 1 tsp. of just one or all: rosehip oil, shea butter, aloe vera

*if you have sensitive or dry skin, substitute sugar (for the salt). Sugar is a little gentler on the skin.


Mix all the ingredients in dry bowl and then put into a glass jar… for a gift, add a fancy ribbon and your own special note.