DIY: Homemade Salt Scrub Recipe for Face, Hands, Feet & Body

I tried this homemade sea salt scrub recipe last week and fell in love with it. This home made sea salt and mixed herbs exfoliating scrub is one good example, of how home made things made with simple ingredients can be much more effective than store bought ones. Salt scrubs are natural body purifiers, as the salt removes the toxins from the blocked pores.

This scrub also improves circulation, tightens the skin and improve the skin texture dramatically, if used regularly. The sea salt in this salt scrub recipe exfoliates the skin beautifully, leaving it petal smooth and can be used on face, hands, feet and even the whole body. This salt scrub can be used by both men and women.

When I tried salt scrub for the first time, I just used it without grinding the salt and I felt my skin turning red and burning because the salt crystals were coarse. The second time I ground it finely with my mortar and pestle and I really loved the feel of it on my skin. Olive oil in the scrub conditions the skin well and leaves it petal smooth.

I added all my dried favorite herbs to the scrub, which made it even better. Use this scrub once in a week, not more than that. To make this scrub, take sea salt in a mortar and pestle and grind it finely. Now add extra virgin olive oil and mix it well. Add your favorite dried herbs and grind everything together till everything is mixed well.

If you like you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil too. Try any one of the relaxing essential oils like lavender, rose, sandalwood, patchouli etc. This scrub stores well, if you keep it away from moisture. As this scrub exfoliates the skin, make sure to apply a moisturizer after your bath.

Homemade Salt Scrub Recipe

1. Take sea salt in a mortar and pestle and grind it finely.

2. Add extra virgin olive oil and grind it to a smooth paste. It should be like a paste. Don’t add too much of oil.

3. Add your favorite dried herbs and essential oils. Grind everything well, till it is all mixed together.

4. Massage it all over the body, before having your bath. Store the rest away from moisture, to use later.


  • You can substitute extra virgin olive oil with almond oil too.
  • Don’t use table salt for this scrub.
  • Don’t forget to moisturize your skin, after this scrub.



  1. Sowmya Sundararajan
    December 13, 2013 / 10:26 am

    Nice clicks Rampriya

  2. Anonymous
    February 16, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    Mam, Can you please suggest the list of dried herbs? Iam a great fan of your blog. Good luck.

  3. ramya
    February 16, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    Hi,Thanks a lot. I used a mixture of dried rosemary and dried tulsi leaves. You can even sundry fresh neem or mint leaves, crush and add to the scrub.

    March 25, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    Can I use anything else instead of olive oil??

  5. ramya
    March 25, 2014 / 1:02 pm

    Hi Nidhi, You can use virgin coconut oil instead of olive oil.

      March 27, 2014 / 11:55 am

      Thanks again. 🙂

    • Anonymous
      December 21, 2014 / 2:11 pm

      Hi ! Can you use vitamin E oil ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

      Yes, you can use vitamin E oil…

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