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Honey Bath Soak DIY {With Sea Salt}

Enjoy the pleasure of creating your own diy bath soak.  The exfoliating properties of sea salt with the moisturizing properties of raw honey creates a luxurious spa experience for very little money. Salt scrubs are incredibly easy to make and use. They are also easy to customize with different fragrances. This is one of my favorite recipes: Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub with Honey.    

Benefits of Honey Salt Scrubs in the Bath

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Salt scrubs offer excellent exfoliation and aid in removing dead skin cells.  When dead skin cells are removed, this helps give your skin a brighter fresher appearance. The process of gently massaging your arms and legs can work wonders for revitalization.

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Sea salt is a popular ingredient in these scrubs. Made from seawater, it contains many beneficial minerals that can aid in skin care.

Of course, you can use regular sea salt if you wish. However, pink sea salt looks really pretty without having to add any color. Fewer additives are often a good thing to consider.

These natural salt scrubs are best reserved for use on the body. Avoid using a salt scrub on sensitive skin or your face.  And as with any skin care product, try it out on a small area first. Anyone can be allergic to anything.

Use gentle massaging motions when cleansing with salt scrubs and rinse well. They can be rubbed on and rinsed off. But, I love using them in the tub, then soaking for a while to enjoy the fragrance released by the oils.

Raw Honey for Skin Care

It may seem strange but skin care is one of the most popular uses for honey. Raw honey contains many beneficial compounds that promote healthy skin. Raw honey has mild exfoliating properties alone and is antibacterial as well.

Used in health and beauty products, you will find honey as an ingredient in many face washes, soaps, lotions and more. Keeping a jar of honey in your pantry is always a good idea. It never spoils.

Important tip: If you have a jar of honey that has crystallized (become gritty) don’t throw it out – you can fix crystallized honey.

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DIY Salt Scrub & Bath Soak with Honey Tutorial

Charlotte Anderson @ Carolina Honeybees, LLC
Building on a base recipe of Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, oils and honey, this recipe is inexpensive to make and use.  In fact, keep this idea on hand for those last minutes gifts.
5 from 1 vote


  • microwave
  • 4 cup measuring cup
  • large bowl



  • Measure 2 cups of Pink Himalayan sea salt into a mixing bowl. The recipe calls for a fine grind.
    Tip: If you only have coarse ground salt, you can try putting it in a blender for a few seconds and grinding it to a smaller grit. You do not want it to be too harsh if you plan to rub it on your skin.
    Sea salt measured into bowl for body scrub image.
  • It's time to add the oils to the salts.
    Measure and combine the Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba Oil into a microwave safe measuring cup. Gently warm in the microwave for just a few seconds – stir well.
    Combined oils for salt scrub in a glass measuring jar image.
  • Add the raw honey, Vitamin E Oil and 30 drops of your favorite essential oil to the oil mixture.
    (Lavender or any skin safe essential oil is fine). Stir well.
    Adding honey to sea salt scrub recipe image.
  • Combine the oil/ honey mixture with the sea salt and stir, stir, stir.
    We want to completely incorporate all of the salt particles and oils so that no dry areas remain. This mixture should not be soggy – only moist.
    Combine honey oil mixture with salt to make scrub image.
  • Spoon your finished Himalayan Pink Sea Salt & Honey Scrub into the chosen containers. Any type of air tight container is fine.
    However, I would suggest one that has a larger opening to make it easier to use. Also, consider plastic containers due to the risk of breakage in the bath or shower.
    Glass jars are okay if they are of sturdy construction and especially when gifting small amounts.
    Spooning honey salt scrub into small containers image.


** Disclaimer and Safety Note:  The use of this product can make the bath slippery. Use care to avoid falls when using this or any oily bath product.
If you are concerned about skin allergies – try on a small area of your skin first.
This recipe is shared for entertainment purposes only – I accept no responsibility for any risks involved in its use.
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Using Homemade Scrubs and Bath Soaks

Store your body salt scrub in a jar with a tight fitting lid. It should stay fresh for several months. This can be used in the shower – but be careful of slips.

My favorite way to use this recipe is to run a warm bath and use the scrub on my arms and legs. Then enjoy a good bath soak with the residual oils, honey and salt.

What a wonderful project to create custom gifts for Christmas or birthdays. Combine this project with some homemade Honey Bath Bombs for a great skin care basket. For a even larger gift, include a set of rolled beeswax candles.

Using natural oils and ingredients protects your family from unknown chemicals that appear in many commercial products. And, making them can be a lot of fun too!

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