DIY Cranberry & Pumpkin Salt Scrub Halloween/Thanksgiving Gift Idea

Editors Note: 

The following recipe has been shared at with the permission of The Natural Beauty Workshop and From Nature With Love.  This recipe was originally posted on the DIY skin care blog, The Natural Beauty Workshop.  You can see the original post here: 

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Packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids. This stimulating scrub is quick and easy to make. Containing high levels of Zinc, Vitamins A,C,E & K all the skin loving natural goodness contained within will have your skin thanking you for the rub down. Another great party favour idea or a gift for someone who has a birthday falling on Halloween.

YOU WILL NEED ( makes roughly 4 ounces ) 

1/2 cup Bolivian Pink Salt, Fine
1/2 ounce Pumpkin Seed Oil
1/2 ounce Cranberry Seed Oil
1/2 teaspoon Cranberry Fruit Fiber
1/2 teaspoon Cranberry Fruit Seeds
1 ounce Polysorbate 20
1/2 teaspoon Cranberry Fragrance Oil


In a small mixing bowl, combine the Pumpkin Seed Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Polysorbate 20, and Cranberry Fragrance Oil.  Stir the liquids well to make sure they are fully combined.  Next, add the Bolivian Pink Salt and stir again, making sure to break up any clumps in the salt.  Add the Cranberry Fruit Fiber and Cranberry Fruit Seeds and mix well.  A natural or synthetic preservative may be added to this recipe at your own discretion.

Packaging & Usage
Spoon the mixture into a PET plastic Jar.  Make sure that the top of the jar and the lid are totally free from oil before you cap the jar.  Any oil on the lid or the top of the jar can cause the scrub to leak.  In a sealed container, this scrub should last several months, but after it is opened it can easily become contaminated during use.  Keeping the jar away from water, and using clean utensils to scoop out the scrub will help to keep it from becoming contaminated.  You can also package the scrub in single serving containers so that they will be used up completely after they opened.

There are many scrubbing techniques out there, but this is one I am particularly fond of.  Step into the shower and before turning the water on, scrub your body all over! (Of course, avoiding very sensitive areas or broken skin.)  When you are thoroughly scrubbed, turn the shower on and rinse.  When the shower is over, make sure to moisturize your skin with a body oil, cream, or lotion.

To Make an All Natural Version

Polysorbate 20 was added to this recipe to make it rinsable as well as Cranberry Fragrance Oil to enhance the scrub’s aroma. For an all natural scrub, simply leave out these two ingredients and double the amount of Cranberry Seed Oil and Pumpkin Seed Oil.

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