To make your own, first equip yourself with some decent containers. Canning jars, old jelly jars, even plastic containers with lids will do. I chose these 12 oz. glass jars with plain lids from The Container Store since I wanted to give two away as gifts.
Next, gather the following ingredients:
18 oz. coarse sea salt
18 oz. fine sea salt*
4 fluid oz. grapeseed oil*
½ fluid oz. lavender essential oil
dried lavender buds (optional)
*You can skip the fine sea salt and go with just the coarse sea salt, but the mixture of the two is really nice. Also, look for other natural unscented body oils like almond, avocado, or even vegetable glycerin. I found all of my ingredients (except the lavender buds which came from my garden) at Whole Paycheck.
Mix these ingredients together to make 36 oz. of lavender sea salt scrub . . .
Spoon your scrub into your clean glass jar . . . BTW it smells amazing!
Make a label and package up a few for your friends…
The two sea salts cost $4, the grapeseed oil was $5, and the large jar of lavender essential oil was $22 (I mistakenly bought the larger one because I misread the price tag and wasn’t paying attention at the register because my kids were asking me if they could have a bag of chips or something… )
But you should be able to find 2 oz. of lavender essential oil for about $10 so not including the jars you can make about 36 oz. of sea salt scrub for less than $20. A decent price difference when you consider the cost of retail versions.
Float away to paradise y’all.
Over and out.