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Hi friends! We’ve been enjoying some very warm weather here already, and that means it’s time to break out the summer wardrobe. That’s fine with me, since I would much rather do a load of shorts and T-shirts instead of sweaters and jeans. Plus, no more socks! Since we have a large family, this means a lot to me. 

Anyway, now that we’re showing more skin, the older girls and I decided it was definitely time to soften up the heels, elbows and knees. So, I did some experimenting and came up with this awesome homemade citrus salt scrub. Not only does this help to soften skin, but it also smells amazing!

homemade salt scrub in a mason jar

A few years ago, the Hubs bought me a basket of bath and beauty products for Mother’s Day, and my favorite product was a citrusy salt scrub. I can’t remember the name, but I know it had olive oil and lemon. I loved that stuff, but unfortunately, it wasn’t cheap! I did try to make my own, but I could never get it to smell the same as the store bought one. 

So recently, I purchased some essential oils, began experimenting with different scents, and I am happy to say that I finally created a scrub that smells like the one I remember. And yes, I totally did the happy dance when I was finished!

For the salt scrub, I used a combination of lemon and Purification, which smells like a spa in a bottle to me. 

Making the salt scrub was super easy, and I only needed to use a few things. Besides the oils, I already had what I needed at home, although I did purchase some pint mason jars as containers. I also chose to use coarse salt and crush it down a little finer because that is like the scrub that I remember.



  • 1/3 cup coarse sea salt (you can customize the size by crushing it if you want)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops Purification essential oil blend



Pour the salt into the jar, and add the olive oil. 
Then, add the oils, one drop at a time and stir with a spoon until blended.  
How easy is that?! You can always add more olive oil or even less, depending on the consistency that you prefer. You can also adjust the amount of oils to suit your personal tastes. Like I said, I was trying to re-create the salt scrub that I had used before, so this was the perfect blend for me.

diy salt scrub made with young living lemon and purification essential oils

We use the scrub to soften elbows, heels and knees, and get them ready for summer. The oils can be slippery, so I would recommend using a small foot tub or maybe soaking just your feet in the bathtub. Just be careful to rinse your feet and dry well, and be extra careful if you prefer to use the shower. 

Of course, you can easily use this over the sink to soften elbows and hands. In fact, I like to keep a jar in the kitchen. It’s great for freshening your hands after cooking, especially after chopping up onions and garlic. And the best part is that the citrusy scent makes the room smell clean and fresh!

lemon and citrus salt scrub in a pint mason jar

Do you like to make your own bath and beauty products? Have you ever used essential oils to make salt scrubs or other products? 
And you know what? This homemade citrus salt scrub would make an awesome Mother’s Day gift! Just sayin’.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This sounds wonderful…. I don't use the YL oils, any idea for a substitute for the Purification oil?

  2. Finding Grace Interiors says:

    Hmmm, this sounds divine!! I am definitely trying it!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!