Vanilla Salt Scrub

With the holidays on their way like a speeding freight train, I decided to make a gift that is easy to make and store until I’m ready to give it away. This scrub is fun to make and is perfect for every vanilla junkie you know.

Collect needed items:

Salt (I used the Medium Bath Salts)
Golden Jojoba
Polysorbate 20
Horsetail Grass Extract
Preservative (I’m using the LiquaPar Oil)
Fragrance (I used the Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil)
Vanilla Oleoresin
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for the finished products (I used the 16 oz Clear PET Deep Jars, Size 89 with Straight Black Lids.)
Recipe in ounces: (Fills a 16 oz Jar)
14.36 ounces Vanilla coated Medium Bath Salt
4.87 ounces Golden Jojoba
0.42 ounces Polysorbate 20
0.18 ounces Horsetail Grass Extract
0.18 ounces LiquaPar Oil Preservative
0.11 ounces Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil
Recipe in grams:
407 grams Vanilla coated Medium Bath Salt
138 grams Golden Jojoba
12 grams Polysorbate 20
5 grams Horsetail Grass Extract
5 grams LiquaPar Oil Preservative
3 grams Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages:
71.65% Vanilla coated Medium Bath Salt
23.94% Golden Jojoba
2.11% Polysorbate 20
0.88% Horsetail Grass Extract
0.88% LiquaPar Oil Preservative
0.53% Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil

This salt scrub is unique because I mixed the salt with Vanilla Oleoresin to color the salt and allow a more complex vanilla scent to come through when the scrub was used. Even though the Vanilla Oleoresin is water soluble, after it has been mixed with the salt it will stay on the salt until the scrub is being used.

I measured the 2.7 pounds of salt into a mixing bowl for a stand mixer and then added 0.27 ounces of Vanilla Oleoresin to the salt. Now I could begin mixing the salt and Vanilla Oleoresin. This takes about 5 minutes to mix with a mixer or about 15 minutes to mix by hand. Once the salt and Vanilla Oleoresin has been completely mixed we can start making the scrub.

Weigh the liquid ingredients into the mixing container. With recipes that you weigh like this, I like to mix my liquid ingredients before I add the salt. Now, add the salt and stir thoroughly. Fill containers with mixed scrub. Stir the scrub mixture frequently while filling the jars to keep an evenly filled jar.

This recipe filled one 16 oz Clear PET Deep Jar.

This scrub does contain Polysorbate 20, which helps emulsify the oil and water. The scrub will turn a milky white color when water is applied and leave the skin exfoliated and lightly moisturized. This will help reduce oily residue in the shower or tub, but it will not completely prevent it. We still recommend having bath mats for fall protection.

I love using Jojoba in various skin care products because of the light soothing feeling it can give to skin.


Salt in a mixing bowl.

Adding the Vanilla Oleoresin to the salt.

Mixing the salt and Vanilla Oleoresin together.

Completely mixed salt and vanilla.

Completely mixed vanilla salt.

Completely mixed vanilla salt.

Completely mixed liquids.

Mixing the liquid ingredients.

Completely mixed salt.

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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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