As regular readers will know, we love making our own DIY beauty recipes. Our honey and ginger body scrub combines six natural ingredients for an uplifting mixture that can moisturize while improving skin health. Keep it in the refrigerator, and use it up within a week.
Along with the recipe, we have also designed some printable labels you can add to the top of your jars when you are ready to store your scrub.
Scrub a Dub Dub
One of the best things about natural beauty products is that they retain those yummy natural fragrances that can be so soothing and revitalizing. Plus you can easily customize them based on your own preferences. For our honey ginger body scrub, we added some peppermint oil for a little pick-me-up, but you could also try this recipe with different essential oils to find out what you like best!
- 2-inch Piece of Fresh Ginger
- 1/2 cup Fine Grain Sea Salt
- 1 cup Coarse Grain Sea Salt
- 1/2 cup Organic Honey
- 1/2 cup Organic Avocado Oil
- A few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Tips for Making the Scrub
The main ingredient in this mixture is fresh, grated ginger. There are so many health and skin benefits to using ginger, but one that we particularly love is that it is good for circulation. This body scrub recipe also features honey and avocado oil for luscious moisture, which is something we desperately need in the wintertime. If possible, we recommend using a local organic honey. That way you will get the added benefit of easing your pollen allergies!
Find the full recipe for our honey and ginger body scrub below, and scroll through the photos for inspiration.
After mixing our honey and ginger body scrub, we poured it into small glass Ball jars. Of course, this scrub would make for an excellent gift item! We designed some matching labels that you can use to store or gift your scrub. Below you will find full sheets of kraft designs plus editable belly band labels. The labels are editable and you can customize the text with the free font Museo.
Once you edit the label strips, there are a few different things you can do with the printable kraft designs. First, you can print onto full sheet label paper and trim a circular sticker that you can stick on the top of your jar (we used these wide mouth mason jars). Or, you print onto regular copy paper and use it as a wrapping paper. As you can see from our photos, we used them as cute wraps for soaps! Feel free to get creative here.
- Gently heat the honey in warm water over the stove until soft.
- Using a zester or thin grater, grate the ginger with the skin on into a mixing bowl.
- Combine all ingredients in the bowl until well mixed, then transfer to a jar.
More Beauty Recipes
For other moisturizing solutions to pair with this honey and ginger body scrub, be sure to check out our homemade lotion recipe or facial toner. Find all of our beauty recipes, or leave a comment below with your favorite natural beauty tricks!
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Can I replace the honey with agave?
I can’t say for sure since we haven’t tried it but it seems like it would work, as long as it’s used up quickly!
Hi Lia, can I replace avocado oil with sunflower oil? Thank you
You could use sunflower oil for this recipe!
I love these jars – can you point me to where I can get some?
Also…how much does this recipe yield?
They’re Ball wide-mouth mason jars that we found at the grocery store! But they’re also sold at Target and Amazon. The recipe is just over 1 cup.
Hi, can i use citric acid and potassium sorbet to preserve the salt scrub and extend shelf life. If so how much would be sufficient.
Thanks so much.
Hi! I haven’t experimented with this enough myself to be able to give you the best advice. We generally use up our homemade bath and beauty projects within a couple weeks to be safe!
How long is the shelf life?
The shelf life is determined by the ingredient with the shortest shelf life– in this case, the fresh ginger. I generally use my homemade beauty products up in 1-3 weeks or keep them in the refrigerator if they have fresh ingredients like this one.
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Hi Lia I love this salt scrub diy in addition to the jazzy packaging!! In fact, I love all of your diy ideas! So sophisticated and beautiful I want to make this scrub for my Sunday School teachers. How many small containers will this recipe yield? Thanks so much!
Thank you so much! This would be a great gift. I’m not quite sure how many containers you could fill since it just depends on the size, but this recipe was enough for two 8oz wide mouth mason jars (plus a little extra).
Hi Lia, this recipe sounds great. Do you know how long it could be kept? Have a lovely week!
I keep it in the fridge in an air-tight container, I use it up quick but would think 1-2 weeks 🙂
Hi Lia, I love scrubs! I’ve made sugar but not salt. Going to give this one a go. Sounds wonderful, thanks!