Strawberry Jam Body Scrub

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So I’ve been busy in the lab, because it’s my natural state of being these days. If I’m not spending time with family, I’m spending time with my formulas! And because I can’t keep things to myself for too long, I thought it would be time to share some of the stuff I’ve been working on. 

I’ve felt drawn to salt scrubs recently because there’s a lot more you can do with them than you would normally think. After all, a bit of oil and some sea salt doesn’t sound that interesting at all. But if you think outside the box a little, you can actually come up with something super fun and interesting. So I did just that and… voila! My strawberry jam body scrub is born! 

Watch Me Make Strawberry Body Scrub

strawberry salt scrub

Introduction

This strawberry salt scrub is definitely red and wild. And because strawberry is my favorite fruit, I had to see if I could get a scrub to be just as cute. I’m just so excited to share it with you. 

If you’re anything like me, a pamper session with all-natural ingredients (with an exception given to the fragrance oil, which we’ll talk about later) is an absolute must-try, and this fruity scrub definitely does the trick. 

Let’s take a look at some of the ingredients I’ve chosen for this recipe, how they’re amazing for the skin, and how they relate back to my strawberry jam theme! Let’s dive in. 

Benefits of the Ingredients 

  • Fine Himalayan Pink Sea Salt:  is an excellent natural exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells and promote smoother, healthier skin. Himalayan pink salt is rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium, which can nourish and rejuvenate the skin.
  • Strawberry Seed Oil: rich in essential fatty acids, which help hydrate and nourish the skin, making it softer and smoother. It’s an antioxidant that’s packed with vitamin C, which can protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Vitamin E: A great antioxidant helps to keep our oils from going rancid, whilst adding some fantastic moisturizing properties to the scrub. 
  • Strawberry Fragrance Oil: While this ingredient doesn’t provide specific skincare benefits, it adds a pleasant strawberry fragrance to the scrub, enhancing the overall sensory experience of using it.

Substitutes 

  • Fine Himalayan Pink Sea Salt: You can substitute this with other types of fine salt, such as Epsom salt, or Sea salt. Regular white sugar will also work well here, although it will have slightly different properties.
  • Strawberry Seed Oil: You can use other carrier oils suitable for the skin. A good alternative would be sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, or apricot kernel oil. Each oil has its unique benefits for the skin.
  • Vitamin E: You could use rosemary CO2 extract, but as this can only be used in small amounts we don’t recommend using any more than 0.05% which would be 0.15g in this recipe.    
  • Strawberry Fragrance Oil: You could use a different fragrance oil such as raspberry, or even essential oils for a natural scent.
  • Mica: Provides a beautiful pink color to the scrub. If you don’t have mica you could use beetroot powder or another natural colorant like raspberry powder, 
  • Sesame Seed: Although the seeds add extra exfoliation to the scrub, they are mainly there for aesthetic reasons. If you don’t have sesame seeds, you could leave them out or if you can get them, strawberry seeds would be amazing.
strawberry salt scrub

Strawberry Jam Body Scrub

Because strawberry is my favorite fruit, I had to see if I could get a scrub to be just as cute. I’m just so excited to share it with you.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 250 g
Difficulty Level: Easy
Author: Angela Wills

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Ingredients

Equipment

Instructions

  • Weigh the salt, into a bowl, breaking up any clumps of salt that have stuck together.
    230 g Pink Himalayan Salt
    Weigh the salt, into a bowl
  • In a separate container mix the strawberry seed oil, vitamin e, fragrance oil, and preservative.
    10 g Strawberry Seed Oil, 2.5 g Vitamin E Oil, 3 g Strawberry Fragrance Oil, 2.5 g Preservative
    mix the strawberry seed oil, vitamin e, fragrance oil, and preservative.
  • Pour the oils into the salt and mix until fully combined.
    Pour the oils into the salt and mix until fully combined.
  • Add a pinch of mica, a little at a time until you reach the color you are happy with.
    Pinch Pink Mica
    Add a pinch of mica
  • Sprinkle in the sesame seeds, stir, and add a little more if need be.
    2 g Poppy Seeds
    Sprinkle in the sesame seeds
  • Transfer to a suitable container, a glass jar or PET jar is perfect for this. Then store in a cool dark place ready for use.
    Jar
    Transfer to a suitable container
Category: DIY Bath & Body
Cuisine: N/A
Difficulty: Easy

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Final Thoughts

Scrubs don’t have to be boring. I can’t tell you the amount of scrubs I see that look and smell like every other scrub I’ve ever seen. Sometimes it’s nice to theme your crafts, and was very much my goal. It helps them stand out in a crowd and can lend a little personality to your products (sounds strange I know). 

Don’t forget to let us know how you get on with this one in the comments section below. I’ll do my best to help if you have any problems or questions. But otherwise, I’ll see you in the next one! 

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Author: Angela Wills

Title: Founder and Author - Savvy Homemade

Expertise: Beauty Recipes, Skincare Formulation, Soapmaking, DIY Crafts, Parenting

Bio:

Angela Wills is an author, founder, and the driving force behind Savvy Homemade. With over fifteen years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to every post she writes. She is fearlessly dedicated to creating tried and tested beauty recipes, skincare formulations, soap recipes, and many other DIY crafts that will work for everyone. Angela has a Diploma in Skincare Formulation, is a proud member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, and infuses each DIY product with her passion and expertise.

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