This soapy Mermaid salt scrub recipe is simple, easy and fun to make.
If your wanting to make an extra special homemade salt scrub recipe then these salt scrub cubes are the perfect solution! This is a fantastic exfoliating soap scrub and is mermaid themed.
Follow this step by step salt scrub tutorial to create your own DIY salt scrub today! It’s simple and easy to do. You may also enjoy our mermaid soap making tutorial!
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Salt Scrub Recipe Ingredients
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup of dead sea salts (You can also use Epsom salts)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 5-7 cubes of clear melt and pour soap
- 10-20 drops ylang ylang essential oil
- 10-20 drops marjoram essential oil
- 1-2 teaspoons of purple, blue and teal colorant
- 1-2 teaspoons of purple, blue and teal cosmetic glitter
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 4 small mixing bowls
- 1 silicone cube mold
How To Make Salt Scrub Mermaid Style
Steps 1-5: In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, salt and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together.
Steps 6-9: Melt and add coconut oil and essential oils oil and whisk in.
You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in.
The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
Step 10: Divide mixture evenly between your 4 smaller bowls.
Steps 11-19: Add 1 teaspoon of your purple color and glitter in one bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of purple color and glitter into the second bowl.
Add 1 teaspoon of your blue color and glitter into the third bowl and 2 teaspoons of teal color and glitter into the last bowl.
Mix well. If you want a darker color, add 1 teaspoon of color and mix and repeat until you achieve the color you desire.
Add 1-2 teaspoons of the cosmetic glitter into the lighter colored bowls and 3-4 teaspoons into the darker colored bowls and mix all together.
Steps 20-21: Melt soap and allow to cool lightly, but don’t let it begin to harden. If it does, just microwave it for a few second. Mix in well.
Steps 22-24: Layer your mixture into your mold.
We did about 1 tablespoon of each color in each cavity of the mold.
Layer yours however you want! Just have fun with it!
Fill to the top and pack down firmly.
Allow to dry at least 24-48 hours.
To release the cubes, gently twist like an ice cube tray and when the cube begins to come out, pull gently.
Your mermaid themed salt scrub squares are now ready to use! They will look lovely in a bathroom or make a fantastic gift!
Have you seen our Mermaid themed crafts and activities here on The Inspiration Edit? You may love our Mermaid Plush Sewing Craft, check out our Mermaid Oreo cookies and find out how to make Mermaid Cupcakes.
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Tara Pittman says
These are so pretty. They look easier to make than bath bombs.
Terri Steffes says
I love the way these look. I think my nieces would love having these.
I am printing this out now to make with my granddaughter. She will love this.
This looks so amazing. I love salt scrubs. I will definitely be trying to make these.
Richelle Escat says
Thanks for the tutorial , seems fun to do it with kids or even friends.
Scarlett Brooklyn says
My friend will love this, she loves diy stuff. Thanks for sharing.
I will try this for sure with the kids. How it all comes together will be so fascinating for them
Ivan M. Jose says
This indeed looks fun to make. I think they’re also perfect as gift items.
Jasmine Hewitt says
these are so cute! would make great items to include in a gift basket
Kita Bryant says
This would be so fun to make! I would really like to try this out.
I often make homemade scrub. I will definitely try your recipe. It’s even so cute!
That is pretty! And I bet it smells amazing. I’d like to make some sometime.
Everything Enchanting says
Oh my, these mermaid salt scrub cubes look so cute 😍 I am definitely going to making these soon, sounds so fun!
Angie Rose says
This mermaid salt scrub is so pretty! What a perfect way to de-stress in the bath with a delicious smelling scrub.