Are you looking for a cheap DIY gift idea? Find out how to make this pink Himalayan salt scrub recipe from items you can get at Dollar Tree!
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One of my favorite things about visiting Hawaii is shopping for spa products.

The best place for Hawaiian spa products is Malie Organics. I’ve been going to their Kauai location for years and their quality is unsurpassed.

I’m pretty obsessed with their Hawaiian body scrubs, which are perfect for a DIY spa day at home.

I love picking up gift items for friends and family, too.

But, I know buying organic spa products isn’t always in the budget. So, that’s why it’s fun to make your own salt scrub!

This is a pretty basic sea salt body scrub recipe using cheap ingredients you can find at your local dollar store.

I admit, my favorite part about this pink Himalayan salt scrub is the color! It’s just so pretty! But, you can also use other types of salt.

You can change it up by adding in some Hawaiian scented oils, like plumeria, mango, and pineapple.

And if you’re making a lot, get this set of 6 Hawaiian oils.

This DIY pink Himalayan salt scrub is perfect to use yourself or give to others for Mother’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, and more.

Keep scrolling for this cheap homemade coconut oil body scrub recipe!

Sea Salt Body Scrub FAQs

What does sea salt scrub do to your skin?

Salt scrubs help scrape away dead skin cells, pull out toxins, and are great for anti-inflammation.

How often should I use a salt scrub?

You really shouldn’t use salt scrubs more than 2-3 times in a week. That’s because they can leave your skin dry and irritated if you use it more often.

Is it okay to use salt scrub on your face?

Not really. It’s a bit abrasive for faces and other sensitive skin areas. Sugar scrubs are a bit more gentle if you need to slough off dead skin.

Sugar Scrub vs Salt Scrub

Ok, one of the biggest questions about making your own skin scrub is whether to make sugar vs salt scrub.

Let me break down the differences:

Sugar Scrub Benefits

Sugar scrubs are a great exfoliate to improve circulation, remove unwanted dead skin cells, and promote new skin cell growth.

If you want a mild skin scrub, sugar scrubs are the way to go. That’s because the shape of each sugar granule is much rounder than salt (aka they aren’t as abrasive.)

That also makes sugar scrubs a great choice for sensitive areas, like your face.

Plus, sugar dissolves in water quicker than salt, so it’s a bit of a softer scrub.

Benefits of Sea Salt Scrub

Salt scrubs are more coarse and are a more intense body scrub than sugar scrubs.

The main purpose of salt scrubs is to eliminate dead skin cells, promote good circulation, and help regeneration of healthy new skin cells.

This will help tighten your skin, which makes it look younger.

But, the biggest benefit of using salt vs sugar is that salt is also an anti-inflammatory and can pull toxins out of your body.

Learn how to make this recipe for sea salt scrub by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids. Image of a bowl of pink sea salt scrub.

How to Use Salt Scrub

Ok, now that you understand the benefits of a salt scrub, let me explain how to use it.

I like to think of salt scrubs as being the heavy duty spa product.

When you first notice that your skin is super dry and itchy, you’ll want to use a salt scrub. This will scrape off the majority of your dead skin cells.

Here’s what to do:

First, wash your body like normal (either with soap or body wash) so that your skin is completely clean.

Put some salt scrub in your hand or a bath mitt and rub it in a circular motion on areas where you have dead skin cells. This also helps prevent ingrown hairs.

Then, make sure to thoroughly rinse this salt scrub.

Usually, salt scrubs work best on elbows, feet, legs, etc.

How to Store Homemade Salt Scrub

You’ll definitely want to store this pink salt scrub in an airtight container. If it’s for self-use, you can even just use a plastic Ziploc container.

Store your coconut oil salt scrub recipe in an airtight container. Image of plastic spa containers.

If you are going to give it as a gift, you might splurge and get a set of plastic spa jars and create a fun label for your creation.

This is especially fun if you use scented oils because you can then give a trio of coconut oil and salt scrubs.

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DIY Himalayan Salt Scrub Recipe

Coconut Body Scrub Ingredients

These are the DIY coconut oil body scrub ingredients and tools. Image of measuring cups, oconut oil and pink Himalayan sea salt.

TOOLS NEEDED

  • Measuring cups ( ¼ and ½)
  • Measuring spoon (1 tsp)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon

Recipe for Salt Scrub with Coconut Oil

Start by measuring ½ cup of Himalayan salt and place in mixing bowl.

Measure out your pink sea salt to make make your own salt scrub. Image of someone measuring sea salt.

Next add ¼ cup of Coconut Oil.

Mix in coconut oil for this homemade coconut oil body scrub. Image of someone measuring coconut oil over a bowl of pink sea salt.

Mix together thoroughly.

Using a spoon, mix up this coconut salt scrub. Image of someone stirring up a DIY salt body scrub.

Add 2 tsp of water, and mix thoroughly.

Add a bit of water to this DIY sea salt scrub to get the right consistency. Image of someone finishing up a coconut oil body scrub DIY.

Store in an air tight jar.

This coconut scrub makes a great gift or save it for yourself! Image of a bowl of homemade body scrub with coconut oil

Looking for more Hawaii DIY projects? Learn how to make a mango lotion bar, a recycled glass centerpiece or a macrame rainbow wall hanging!

Yield: 1 batch

Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub Recipe

Try this easy pink Himalayan salt scrub recipe by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids

This easy sea salt and coconut oil scrub is perfect for creating a spa day at home. It's super affordable and great for DIY gifts for friends and family!

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • Dollar Tree Himalayan Salt
  • Dollar Tree Coconut Oil

Tools

  • Measuring cups ( ¼ and ½)
  • Measuring spoon (1 tsp)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon

Instructions

  1. Start by measuring ½ cup of Himalayan salt and place in mixing bowl
  2. Next add ¼ cup of Coconut Oil
  3. Mix together thoroughly
  4. Add 2 tsp of water, and mix thoroughly
  5. Store in an air tight jar

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