This apple shea butter salt scrub recipe is the perfect back to school or teacher appreciation gift so they can pamper themselves after a long day of teaching. It's also a great gift at the end of the year or just to say thank you to that special teacher.
This year I am heading our PTA. One of our initiatives is to make our teachers feel special every month whether it's just a pack of gum in their mailbox with a special note or something as fun as this. We are a small school with only about 25 teachers so this is doable for us. We decided to have an apple theme this month but you could also make them a jar of my slow cooker apple pie filling along with the recipe for my award winning apple pie cookies as well.
A salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and it makes your skin soft and moisturized! I use my whipped lemon salt scrub recipe all the time and to smooth out rough spots and exfoliate my skin. I use shea butter in my salt scrub recipes because it really helps hold in the moisture and keep your skin soft more so than just using coconut oil.
Salt scrubs make great gifts and you can us any kind of scented oil you want to make it smell good. If you tend to take your bath at night try lavender oil for a calming scent. I use my kitchen aid stand mixer to whip it up really well but you don't have to. Once it is mixed I spoon it into a jar and that is it! For these teacher appreciation gifts, I made labels with my computer and Avery Labels online label creator. You can use an 8oz mason jar or smaller plastic jars if you are afraid of it breaking in the shower. I bought these at my local craft store, Hobby Lobby for $1.50 each after using the Hobby Lobby Coupon app.
When giving salt scrub as a gift I like to put a recipe card with it so they can make it themselves once they finish this jar. I print the card on heavy cardstock and cut it to size. You can download it here if you wish to print these yourself.
How to make salt scrub
Most of these ingredients you can find either in your local craft store, usually in the soap making aisle. The coconut oil and Epsom salt you should be able to find in your local grocery store. I have provided affiliate links below for your convenience should you want to just go ahead and order any of the ingredients online.
- 1/2 cup Coconut oil
- 1/2 cup Shea Butter
- 1/4 tsp apple scented oil used in soap making or any essential oil of your choice.
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 25 drops red soap making dye optional
- Avery round labels optional
In your mixer combine the coconut oil, shea butter, scented oil, and dye. Whip on medium then on high. Mix until well combined and shea butter is well incorporated. Add Epsom salt and mix on low just until incorporated. Spoon into a plastic or glass container and seal until ready to use. This recipe made one jar. You may also substitute brown sugar for the salt if you prefer which is how we make this brown sugar coconut oil scrub.