This post has been sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market in honor of Mother’s Day. All opinions are 100% our own!
I’ve always loved Mother’s Day. As a kid, it was fun to sneak off with my father to pick out the “perfect” gift for my mom—should it be earrings? Perfume? A pretty potted flower? We made breakfast in bed for her too—I mean, what mom doesn’t love waking up to the sound of her seven and four year old daughters “quietly” making breakfast in the kitchen? Scrambled eggs and peanut butter toast? Perfect! If only we’d had Pinterest, this easy salt scrub recipe that I’m about to share with you would surely have made its way into our repertoire!
This is a great moisturizing and exfoliating salt scrub that you can scent (or not!) as you please. You (and the kids—if you’d like to get them involved!) can mix this up with ease right in your own kitchen. Packaging can be as simple or as complex as you care to make it, and when you’re finished you’ll have a wonderful homemade gift to share. (I picked up all of the ingredients at Sprouts Farmers Market during their recent 25% vitamin and body care extravaganza. I must say that I’m very happy with the quality of the products!)
Easy Salt Scrub
What You Need:
- 1 cup Epsom Salt
- 2 cups Coconut Oil or Olive Oil (take any allergies into account here!)
- 20-25 drops Essential Oil of choice (I decided on lavender and a citrus blend that includes bergamot — two of my favorites!)
- Bowl and spoon for mixing
- Jar or other container with tight-fitting lid
What You Do:
Measure out the epsom salt and pour into your bowl. If you’ve chosen coconut oil as your moisturizing oil, keep in mind that you may need to (gently) warm it in order for it to mix well with the salt. It’s generally at least semi-solid at room temperature. Add your essential oil, and stir to blend. Once you’ve reached a fairly homogenous consistency, your salt scrub is ready for packaging!
For ease, you can choose small reusable containers like my sister did at Christmas. (This choice makes it a much safer option for keeping on a shelf in the shower since there’s no possibility of shattered glass in the tub.) If you want to dress it up a little, you can use a small Ball jar (like mine picture above) instead. Cover with cloth and a ribbon, print off a fancy label, and you’ve got a sweet gift for any mom in your life!