DIY Herbal Body Scrub

  • Author: Carol Little
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 scrub


  • 1 large handful of a dried herb of your choice (see suggestions below)
  • 23 Tablespoons of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil (use the code STEWARDSHIP for 10% off at that site!) (or avocado, coconut or your favourite)
  • 34 Tablespoons of distilled water


  1. Put herbs into a coffee grinder or place in a mortar and grind into a powder.
  2. Add the salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase) into the grinder and mix with the herbs.
  3. Add the water and stir.
  4. Lastly, stir in the oil you have chosen and mix well.
  5. Use immediately — or refrigerate and use later the same day!


  • Suggested herbs: chamomile, calendula, rose, lavender, plantain leaves, oatstraw, basil, scented geraniums, anise, hyssop, fresh bay leaves, lemon balm leaves and chopped vanilla pods. The list is limitless!
  • If this project is for gift giving, mix the herbs and salt in the recipe, reserving the oil and water for later. Mix the herbs and salt together and place in a glass jar. Adorn with a pretty ribbon and the following directions: “Add ½ tsp of olive oil + 3 tbsp water. Mix together. Your special scrub is ready for skin softening decadence!”