{DIY} Exfoliating Sea Salt Body Scrub

Hello Lovelies!

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?! Still looking for the perfect gift for your special someone?… Well, what better gift than a softer and smoother YOU?!

Last month, I shared how to get soft lips with this homemade sugar lip scrub tutorial. In today’s tutorial, I’ll share how you can get soft and smooth all over with a super hydrating homemade sea salt body exfoliator!

Did you know that the secret to silky smooth skin during the winter and summer months is a good exfoliation? Here are some reasons why exfoliation is a good idea all year round:

  • In the winter… exfoliation helps get rid of dry skin revealing new, healthy skin. Applying lotion/moisturizer after an exfoliation will help the lotion work better to alleviate dryness and cracking!
  • In the summer… obviously, you’re showing more skin during this time of year! You want to make sure your elbows, legs, and feet are looking good. Also, if you’re planning on using self tanners or gradual tanning lotions… an exfoliation is a must for an even tan.

So let’s get started!

Here’s what you’ll need: (1 application)
1 cup of sea salt and 1/2 cup of baby, almond, jojoba or argan oil.
(Just 2 simple ingredients, but they’re magic together!)


  1. Mix together the sea salt and oil.
  2. Massage onto wet skin paying close attention to your elbows, knees and feet (body wash is optional).
  3. Rinse well with warm water.
  4. Pat yourself dry with a towel.


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  • Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils for a little aromatherapy.
  • If your sea salt is too coarse, let your scrub sit for a day. Doing this will give you a ‘gentler’ exfoliation.
  • Make some extra and leave the scrub by your sink to use as a nightly hand exfoliator.

It’s amazing what a little sea salt and oil can do for your skin! You (and your special someone) will love the way your skin feels and smells.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year?
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  1. Sally
    March 19, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    Which other oils can you use? Do sunflower and olive oil work?

  2. Corrinne
    July 26, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    So when I come out of the shower I can feel the oil soaking into my skin, which feels great! But I’m curious, should I still use a lotion after as well?

  3. July 6, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    I wish I would have thought of this before I bought a sea salt scrub for $32…

    • July 10, 2015 / 9:38 pm

      After you’ve used up the purchased sea salt scrub, please give this DIY a try! Thanks for visiting!!!

  4. Qiah
    May 5, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    Would epsom salts be alright?

  5. July 15, 2013 / 2:25 am

    I am going to try your “beachy wave” look on perm that has become loose. Also, would regular salt work? Thanks

    • July 18, 2013 / 12:15 am

      I personally like sea salt, but regular salt will probably work. I just imagine that it may be a bit more harsh since it won’t be flakey like the sea salt… Try it out and let us know!

  6. HomemadeMe
    May 16, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    I’ve just made this, I suggest that you leave it to refrigerate over night so it doesn’t melt!

  7. Jennifer
    April 4, 2013 / 9:46 pm

    Would safflower oil work?

  8. Brandi Blevins
    March 12, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    Would you have to use it in a certain amount of time?

    • March 13, 2013 / 1:40 am

      I suggest using it within a few days… The salt will start to breakdown which will decrease the exfoliating effect. Hope this helps! xo

  9. February 8, 2013 / 11:17 am

    I think this would be heavenly with coconut oil! Thanks for a great DIY. 🙂

    • February 8, 2013 / 1:30 pm

      Yup, liquified coconut oil should work! Thanks for visiting and hope you’ll visit soon!~