This DIY salt scrub recipe is next level. It combines the deep, exfoliating properties of pink salt with the nourishing skin benefits of grass fed tallow.
I sure am looking forward to spring! Warmer weather, being outdoors more, it all sounds so good right now. Currently, we have very cold temperatures and snow falling, but that’s not stopping me from dreaming about spring, summer, and all the fun that comes with warmer temperatures.
Exfoliating is a great thing for skin any time of the year, but I always tend to think about it a little more in connection with spring and summer. During the fall and winter my feet tend to stay snug inside socks, slippers and boots. When things warm up, though, I start thinking about exfoliating to get ready for wearing sandals and flip flops.
Salt and Sugar
I have another recipe on my blog for a whipped tallow sugar scrub. I love that one for exfoliating my face, neck, and general full body use. This DIY salts scrub using whipped tallow is more for deep exfoliating. I really like it for feet, elbows, knees, and anywhere I want more heavy duty exfoliating action.
Beef fat for skin? If you’re new to tallow, you might be wondering what’s so great about it. Well, tallow is one of the most perfect things ever for moisturizing, healing, and nourishing skin. When it comes from organically raised, 100% grass fed cattle, it contains so many amazing nutrients. I talk all about why skin loves grass fed tallow in this post here.
The combination of exfoliating and nourishing with grass fed tallow is so wonderful for skin. I just love the results, and I know you will, too!
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What kind of salt?
When designing this recipe, I tried a bunch of different kinds of salt. Epsom salt was way too wimpy and didn’t scrub much. Dead Sea salt was nice, but not quite what I was looking for. I wanted something that was clearly more of a deep exfoliator compared to the sugar scrub. I finally settled on a coarse Remond Real Salt. A coarser pink Himalayan salt will also work quite well.
Just like with any DIY skincare product, you’re in full control over the end result. It can be really fun to experiment with different essential oils, both single and in combinations, when you make your own DIY salt scrub. Some single oils that I really like in this scrub are lavender, lemon, and rose.
You can also use essential oil blends meant to address different skin needs. Plant Therapy, my favorite essential oil company, has some different anti aging blends, as well as a blend to clear skin and fight acne.
You could also get create and just whatever single oil or blend you are loving the scent of at the moment. And when it’s time to whip up a new batch, try a new scent!
Ways to use it
If you use this DIY salt scrub in the shower, just be careful – it can make the shower floor a little slippery. I personally have never had a problem, but it’s something to keep in mind. Another way to use it is during a home pedicure. Now that’s something I need to remember to stick in my to do list!
DIY Salt Scrub Directions
- 1 cup tallow
- 1/4 cup olive oil (or other skin friendly, liquid oil)
- 2 cups salt (Redmond Real Salt or Pink Himalayan)
- 144 drops of essential oils
- Melt tallow so that it is liquid, then measure and pour into a large mixing bowl.
- Add liquid oil to mixing bowl, stir to combine.
- Allow tallow mixture to solidify, either at room temperature or in refrigerator.
- Whip tallow mixture with a hand mixer until it is light and fluffy. Stop and scrape down sides of bowl periodically while whipping.
- After tallow is whipped, slowly pour in salt while continuing to mix.
- Mix until well incorporated.
- Add essential oils and mix again.
- Store in glass container with lid.
DIY Salt Scrub Video
Have you made any DIY salt scrubs?
What about sugar scrubs? What ingredients do you like to use? Have you ever tried tallow in a scrub? Let me know in the comments!
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Bumblebee Apothecary Whipped Tallow Salt Scrub
- 1 cup tallow
- 1/4 cup olive oil or other skin friendly, liquid oil
- 2 cups salt Redmond Real Salt or Pink Himalayan
- 144 drops essential oils
Melt tallow so that it is liquid, then measure and pour into a large mixing bowl.
Add liquid oil to mixing bowl, stir to combine.
Allow tallow mixture to solidify, either at room temperature or in refrigerator.
Whip tallow mixture with a hand mixer until it is light and fluffy. Stop and scrape down sides of bowl periodically while whipping.
After tallow is whipped, slowly pour in salt while continuing to mix.
Mix until well incorporated.
Add essential oils and mix again.
Store in glass container with lid.