How to Make Your Own Body Scrub Using Mint and Ginger

DIY Body Scrub With Mint and Ginger
credit: Whit McClure

If you want to have a spa-like feeling in the comfort of your own bathroom, this DIY aromatic body scrub is one pampering product you should definitely try. Use it in your shower or after a bath — it'll make your skin feel smooth as you reap the stress-reducing benefits of aromatherapy. To make this easy recipe, I chose mint to relax your mind and body, and ginger to invigorate your skin and senses.

During the holiday season, this scrub can make a great homemade gift, so double up the recipe and give it to your family and friends.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 ½ cup coarse pink Himalayan sea salt

  • 2/3 cup fresh ginger, minced

  • Mint leaves, four sprigs, minced

  • 3 tablespoons raw honey

  • 1/3 cup sweet almond oil (you can also use avocado oil if you prefer)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin

DIY Body Scrub With Mint and Ginger
credit: Whit McClure

Step One

Place the pink Himalayan sea salt in a mixing bowl.

Using your chef's knife, mince the fresh ginger and mint leaves into fine pieces, and then add to the bowl with the sea salt.

DIY Body Scrub With Mint and Ginger
credit: Whit McClure
DIY Body Scrub With Mint and Ginger
credit: Whit McClure

Step Two

Next, add your wet ingredients to the bowl: the raw honey, sweet almond oil, glycerin, and spearmint essential oil. Mix until well incorporated.

DIY Body Scrub With Mint and Ginger
credit: Whit McClure
DIY Body Scrub With Mint and Ginger
credit: Whit McClure

Step Three

Finally, scoop the scrub into a cute jar with a lid. Place a small mint leaf on top of your scrub, and then close the jar. If you're gifting to someone, wrap it up or simply tie a ribbon around it for an extra thoughtful touch.

DIY Body Scrub With Mint and Ginger
credit: Whit McClure
DIY Body Scrub With Mint and Ginger
credit: Whit McClure