Tutorial Tuesday: Make Your Own Cranberry Pumpkin Salt Scrub
Emmy Gabriel of the Natural Beauty Workshop blog came up with this seasonally appropriate Cranberry Pumpkin Salt Scrub and offered to share it with Indie Fixx readers.
The Natural Beauty Workshop is the shop blog for From Nature With Love, a supplier of skin care, aromatherapy, spa and craft ingredients, so if you don’t have a local resource for the ingredients, you will be able to find everything you need for this salt scrub there. Plus, if you’re not ready to branch out on your own, they sell kits as well.
Made with skinfully decadent autumn ingredients, make this scrub for yourself or make it to gift to family & friends this season.
Let me know if you make this and how it turns outs! Enjoy — Jen.
- 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
Pumpkin Seed Oil contains high levels of zinc, and vitamins A, C, E, and K. Cranberry Seed Oil is rich in antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. All of this natural goodness can help to improve your skin’s condition while mineral rich Bolivian Pink Salt provides exfoliation and stimulates circulation. We’ve added Polysorbate 20 to this recipe to make it easier to rinse, and 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.
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. For information on preservatives, please visit our informational library.
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.