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DIY: Lemon Rosemary Salt Scrub

I’ve been trying to avoid parabens as much as possible lately, which is much easier said than done…they are in everything, ugh! I first noticed that they were in my face wash, and the idea of splashing possible cancer-causing agents onto my face twice daily made me want to call up the manufacturer and scream obscenities. That would be silly, however, because then I would have to also call up my deodorant, make up, and lotion people too.

So, I’m tackling this bit by bit. I have switched out my face wash with an all natural cream wash and my moisturizer with coconut oil. I have loved it more than anticipated! So, I decided to throw some more ingredients into the coconut oil to create an exfoliating body scrub to use in the shower. Here’s what I have come up with:

DIY Lemon Rosemary Salt ScrubHomemade Lemon Rosemary Scrub


  • 1 cup sea salt or kosher salt
  • Zest of one lemon (or use a clementine!)
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon tea tree oil (I used a little more—I love the stuff)


Add the lemon zest and rosemary to the salt. Put ingredients into a clean jar. Pour coconut oil and tea tree into the jar, and mix. Place a tight fitting lid on top to keep fresh. When you open it for future use, you will need to stir the mix. Enjoy!

  • March 29, 2012 - 12:18 pm

    Kim from 3 peanuts - Yum…this looks like it would be so nice to use or as a gift and I’ll bet it smells divine.

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