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Sea Salt Face Scrub and Coconut Oil Makeup Remover

DIY Sea Salt Face Scrub I have been working diligently to remove all kinds of different toxins and chemicals from my life. Living in Portland it is easy to eat organic with so many amazing farmer’s markets and natural food stores. Another area that I have begin to change is my bath and body care and especially what I put on my face including cleansers, moisturizers and makeup. Doing this has brought me back to some basic ingredients and sea salt and coconut oil are two of my favorites. In addition to coconut oil’s long list of wonderful uses, it is my daily makeup remover. It is so gentle on the skin, adds an extra dose of moisture, and with its natural antibacterial properties, it also helps prevent acne. I gently cover my face as it melts to the warmth of my fingers, let it sit for a minute while I brush my teeth, then use a warm wet washcloth to remove the excess. Coconut oil is great for removing mascara too and is very gentle on the eyes. Once a week I like to do a face exfoliation with my sea salt and coconut oil scrub. There are some great sugar scrub recipes out there, but since I am working to remove refined sugar from my diet, why would I want to put it on my face? Sea salt also has so many healing properties. It removes the dead skin cells, pull toxins from the skin and leave my skin feeling smooth and fresh. All of this with just two ingredients! I keep my face care in these cute little Weck jars. The larger ones stay in my medicine cabinet for easy access and the mini versions are sealed and ready for travel. Of course I have to have pretty labels for the lids and today you can also download and print these chalkboard style labels. They are ready to print onto full sheet labels and trimmed with a 1.5 inch and 2 inch circle punch. As far as the recipes go, well. . . for the coconut oil makeup remover, just melt it and pour into your jar. For the face scrub, mix 1 part melted coconut oil to 2 parts sea salt and spoon into your jars. Very simple! I like to use the extra fine Himalayen pink sea salt from The Spice Labs and Nutiva organic coconut oil. Enjoy! ~ Lia

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  1. Hi. I purchased this salt at your recommedation, and I can’t see anywhere on the package where is says it is SEA salt. Even in the listing on Amazon, it doesn’t say it is sea salt. Just thought I would let you know. I’m sure it will still be wonderful, but I decided I better not label it as a sea salt scrub.

  2. I made the coconut oil makeup remover but after I melted it and poured it into my jar it hasn’t turned back to a solid. Did I buy the wrong kind of coconut oil?

    • Just pop it in the fridge to solidify. It melts at a really low temp which is one of the things I love about coconut oil.

  3. Wonderful printable labels and natural face scrub. Where did you get the rubber red jar sealers from? I can’t find them on weck jar website.

  4. Love the idea! What are the exact measurements for the scrub?

  5. So pretty! And such a great gift :) Thanks!

  6. how do you make the makeup remover?
    I have coconut oil but do you get it to be that creamy ivory consistency?


    • I get that consistency when the cocunut oil get’s cold. If it is too hot it will be more of a liquid consistency, but it will still work.

  7. these are adorable, really curious as to how you made the labels id love to play around with it for gifts to make it personalised.

  8. Dear Lia

    Please could you let me know what size containers you used?

    Thank you so much


    • For the larger I used the 976. . . Height: 1 3/4″ Opening: 3 1/8″ Volume: 5.6 fl oz.
      For the travel size I used the 080. . . Height: 1 3/4″ Opening: 2 3/8″ Volume: 2.7 fl oz.

  9. So… You just wash your face daily with coconut oil, wipe off and that’s it??? No more cleansers? No toners? Moisturizer???

    • Sometimes I use coconut oil for my night cream. Other times I might finish with my favorite face cream. But, no other cleansers other than this and a warm wash cloth. . . this does the trick, and no toners for me though I am sure if you prefer you could add it in.

    • I also use an oil mixture as a face wash – a mixture of olive, coconut, sweet almond, jojoba, avocado, and castor oils with a few drops of lavender and tea tree essential oils. Took a couple of attempts to find the mixture that works best for my face (definitely research out there what works for other people using the oil wash method and have similar skin types as yourself). As far as toner is concerned I use a mixture of witch hazel and rosewater (after looking at the back of my Clinique super expensive toner and seeing that the main useful ingredient was witch hazel, then water, then a bunch of preservatives!). My skin tends to be on the drier side so I finish with a small bit of rosehip seed oil (this stuff is amazing – the hype is justified!). Hope you find the natural stuff that works for you!

      • There are soooo many good options out there that are natural and I am loving everything you listed too. I use rosehip seed oil as well.

  10. I’ve been looking for a good, natural makeup remover! My skin is so sensitive that I react to almost any chemicals. I’ve been using the coconut oil for a week now, even on my eyes, and it’s working beautifully! Thanks for the tip! :)

    • Isn’t it the best! I even douse my skin with it before I go to bed and let it soak in while I sleep. Especially when I go to a dry climate. My skin is so sensitive too. One ingredient. Who would have thought?

  11. I love the idea of using salt with the coconut oil. The packaging is beautiful! Everything you do is absolutely beautiful!

  12. Lia, Been using coconut oil as a moisturizer for a while, but haven’t tried it to remove mascara. What do you do? – LOVE those Weck jars too, wish I could find them local.

    • Coconut oil is the best. So many uses. Just use rub it on your lashes gently and wash off with a warm cloth. I read that it will help your lash growth too.

  13. Looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Where did you buy the lovely jars you used for the face scrubs?

  15. Thank you Lia!!! Love your ideas and your generosity for sharing!

  16. Very nice printable labels… thank you.
    This will be a great project for my daughter and me!

  17. I guess I will just have to go unlabeled…I can’t download the scrub and coconut oil because Pin It is overlaid on the download button. I don’t Pin or Facebook etc. Guess I am out of the loop for sure. Could there be a solution? I love your labels and all your creative designs…especially the doves. You are going to be so-o-o healthy and more beautiful. Jere

  18. Very nice…..I have not tried a salt scrub on my face….have you found this to be drying? Love the labels! Thank you!

  19. Thanks for the information! I’m definitely going to try coconut oil as a makeup remover. The jars and labels are lovely!

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