Sea Salt and Shea Scrub
Recipe type: Salt Scrub
Serves: Two 8 oz. Bail Jars
This ultra moisturizing scrub has a fresh clean scent and a bit of sparkle.
  • 15 oz. Fine Grained Dead Sea Salt
  • 5 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 3 oz. Shea Butter
  • 8 mL Crisp Cotton Fragrance Oil
  • 12 mL Blue Mix LabColor
  • 5 mL Emerald LabColor
  • 2¼ tsp. Gold (light) Mica
  • 3.5 mL Optiphen
  • Two 8 oz. Bail Jars
  • Optional: Droppers
  1. DILUTING LABCOLOR: You’ll need to premix your LabColors in order to use them in this project. We like diluting the small bottle of LabColor in 4 oz. of distilled water.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in the heat resistant plastic pouch and pour it into a heat-safe container.
  3. Add the shea butter and stir well. If the warm coconut oil doesn't melt the shea butter fully, put the container into the microwave on 10-second bursts. This ensures that the shea butter doesn't get too hot, which can cause graininess.
  4. Add 8 mL of the Crisp Cotton Fragrance Oil and stir well.
  5. Check the temperature of the oil mixture. If it's below 176F, add 3.5 mL of Optiphen. If your scrub is warmer than 176 F, the preservative may not be effective. Note: Although this scrub doesn’t contain water, it will likely get water splashed in it during use. The extra water may cause bacteria and mold to grow. We added a preservative to be extra careful.
  6. In a separate container, measure out the Fine Grained Dead Sea Salt. Add 12 mL of diluted Blue Mix LabColor and 5 mL of diluted Emerald Mix LabColor. It may be difficult to mix in the LabColor at first. We found the best strategy was to put gloves on and hand mix the colorant into the salts. It’s very important to mix the LabColor into the salt first because the water-based LabColors will not mix into the oil-based scrub otherwise.
  7. Add 2¼ tsp. of the Gold (light) Mica and mix well.
  8. Pour the oil mixture into the salt and stir well. Be sure the salts are completely enveloped in oil and no salt chunks are present.
  9. Once the scrub is fully incorporated, pour into two 8 oz. Glass Bail Jar. Let it fully cool and it's ready to use and enjoy!
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