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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Thanks for this recipe, Lia! I have created my own recipe for coconut oil as well. Since I sometimes get crepey skin, it works like magic for me. Will try out your recipe soon! 🙂
OMG, I tried it & its perfect. I never thought that coconut oil can be used as make up remover also. Thanks Lia!
I use as natural scrub : Epsom salt ( because of magnesium) with almond oil , but I want to try it with the coconut oil.
As cleanser I use 1 unit castor oil for 4 units olive oil. It works nice for me but is too heavy for my eyes. I’ll try the coconut.
Since I had a beginning of breast cancer, I decided to eliminate more than before all chemicals.
Thank you for such a nice website!
Ahaan Amazing.. I will surely try this.. Thanks for sharing.
Is it good for all skin types?
We aren’t experts and can’t say for sure, but because the ingredients are natural without toxins they should work for most! I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with very sensitive skin (and always test a patch first, as with any new product).
I love to use homemade scrubs in my daily skin routine and this salt face scrub seems good to try out. I can’t wait to try this scrub. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Let us know what you think!
I’m allergic to coconuts, can you use olive oil instead of coconut?
I don’t know too much about how olive oil is on skin– you could certainly test it!
I switched from regular salt to kosher salt several years ago; and now only use the pink Himalayan salt in my cooking as well as coconut oil. After reading the article, since I have both ingredients, I am going to try the face scrub. I was just told by a younger person how wrinkle -free my face is..so I’m going to continue that route by making my own scrub.
I have been using Himalayan salt in cooking for quite a long time now and really like it very much. I just can’t wait to use it as a scrub. Himalayan slat indeed is very good for the skin and body.
Thanks Lia for sharing these recipes. I use Himalayan salt in cooking, so I am definitely gonna make this scrub and will tell you the results. I Really like Himalayan salt. I have even purchased a Himalayan salt lamp as well. It is also very amazing and beautiful. You can get more info about Himalayan salt products at the website of ittefaqco.
HI I really want to start using this but I heard coconut oil can clog pores and cause acne, is that true?
I haven’t had any problems with coconut oil, but my skin isn’t terribly sensitive or prone to acne. I only use this scrub once a week. I would suggest testing small areas of the skin for a few days to see if there’s any reaction!
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Hi Lia, love this! I just started using oils in my skincare routine. I made a moisturizer that I’m loving, and I think that these would compliment that. I was wondering- when you use coconut oil on your face, and wash it off, have you had trouble with it clogging the drain? I’ve been hesitant to use it as a hair mask or face wash because I’m afraid to wash it down the drain. Thanks for the post!!
Hi Sondra! I have not had trouble with coconut oil clogging the drain. I always use warm water before and after to be sure it stays melted and goes down smoothly 🙂
hi Lea. really love all this recepies. I was wondering if you know some natural preservant that i can use with all this recepies to make them last longer? thanx for your answer
Sea salt and coconut oil should not need anything as long as they are kept at room temperature or cooler.
Hi is there a recipe for these?
The recipe is included in the last few sentences of the post 🙂 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.
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I was talking earlier that my Coconut oil was either liquid or I had to keep it in the refrig and it was a solid, well with age, it is perfect a semi-solid. I just got my house painted and found the best use for the
Coconut oil – it is wonderful for wood – picture frames, doors, anything wooden
I think this could be the miracle product for removing temporary tattoos! I used coconut oil to remove some day of the dead (incredibly durable, not-so-temporary) face tattoos a few days ago, but something a little abrasive added in would have made a huge difference in working it off.
What a cool idea, I might have to try it. Although it has been a while since I used temporary tattoos, maybe I will for Halloween this year.
So, where is the best place to keep the coconut oil – in the refrig it gets too hard and in the house it melts.
I love the way it works – I’ve just been using it for about a week but I have set a few people up with it
in some jars – my daughter is going to use it on her hair. Seems like I read someplace to keep it at a temp
lower than 70 degrees – that doesn’t exist in my house or Texas – so do I just transfer it from the refrig to
the bathroom – my skin is beginning to show my true age but the coconut oil takes it back almost to my
I love coconut oil and its health benefits. I keep mine in the pantry but it doesn’t get as hot as in Texas. In the summer it does melt so. So yes, too hot out and too cold in the refrigerator, around 70 degrees is perfect. Luckily for me I can leave mine in the pantry most of the year.
Thanks so much for your answer – maybe one day I can figure something out – it will do well in the
garage in the winter.
Use fractionated coconut oil. It’s liquid form all the time
Cool, thank you!
Can I store this in my bathroom? Or does it need to be refrigerated?
Nope, it will melt at room temperature but can still be used.
Hi lia. Just starting our own little business and came across your scrubs -is there any other scrubs that I could try – I have very sensitive skin -would coconut oil be okay on sensitive skin. I have acne Rosecea.
I love the idea of coconut oil and rose hips and was wondering how I could make a scrub with them. Any ideas that would help acne roscea.
Look forward to your reply
Yes! Coconut oil is really good for sensitive skin. Of course try a patch test first to make sure you have no allergies. There are a lot of sugar scrubs out there that you can try but I don’t prefer them myself as I work to keep sugar away from me. I figure if I am trying not to eat it then I shouldn’t be putting it on my skin either. haha.
Home made beauty products or things that are home made to cure various skin ailments, are always more effective over the various other aspects that are chemically filled.
Agree. No chemicals on my face. 😉
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.
Thanks for letting me know.
Just an FYI: The linked product does state it’s sea salt. If you look at the section titled Important Information (right under Product Details) it states seas salt, mild.
Thanks for catching that Linda!
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.
Hi Lia! You’re page is really helpful. May I ask how u preserve the coconut oil? Last time i made my own coconut oil, after a week, its already spoiled.. Is it alright to use it even if its spoiled arealdy? By the way, olive oil works miracles too! Since I started using it, my breakouts had stopped. Really amazing oil!
I have never made coconut oil from scratch but buy it in large tubs. (You can get it in small containers too). It seems to last a very long time without spoiling. Are you making it from coconuts?
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.
They came with the Weck jars I purchased. I think they were included.
Love the idea! What are the exact measurements for the scrub?
Depends on how much you want:-) For example 1 cup melted coconut oil to 2 cups of sea salt.
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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.
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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.
Hi, I designed them in Illustrator.:)
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.
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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.
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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?
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I love the idea of using salt with the coconut oil. The packaging is beautiful! Everything you do is absolutely beautiful!
Thanks Annie! You are so sweet!
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.
Looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
Where did you buy the lovely jars you used for the face scrubs?
They are Weck Jars and there is a link in the post for the site. I bought mine at a local shop called Portland Homestead Supply Co.
Thank you Lia!!! Love your ideas and your generosity for sharing!
You are welcome! 🙂
Very nice printable labels… thank you.
This will be a great project for my daughter and me!
Wonderful to hear!!
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
So sorry Jere, that pesky pin it button is gone and you can now download. 😉
Very nice…..I have not tried a salt scrub on my face….have you found this to be drying? Love the labels! Thank you!
Not with the coconut oil combo. I use bath salt about every other day too and they are great as well.
Thanks for the information! I’m definitely going to try coconut oil as a makeup remover. The jars and labels are lovely!
Thanks Lisa, love my coconut oil!