New Video: How to Make Herbal Body Scrubs!


This body scrub is so easy to make and smells amazing. It leaves your skin feeling refreshed but not too minty as the soft vanilla bean aroma lightly perfumes your skin. Honey is a luxurious ingredient that helps moisturize, nourish, and protect the skin with its antioxidant, antimicrobial, and humectant properties. In fact, I love to use honey alone as a face mask several times a month. If you’re collecting recipes for this year’s herbal handmade holiday gifts, this one will be perfect for the vanilla lovers out there!


1 cup fine sea salt or fine organic sugar

1/2 cup organic sunflower or sweet almond oil

1/4 cup raw organic honey

1 organic vanilla bean, split and scraped

10 drops organic peppermint essential oil

1 tsp organic vanilla extract (optional)


5 Responses to “New Video: How to Make Herbal Body Scrubs!”

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  2. avatar suz says:

    lovely, delicious recipe! is there an acceptable vegan sub for honey? i realize it’s a central ingredient here. agave?

    what the difference between using sugar or salt? besides yin or yang… or would that be the guide??

    thanks so much!!

    • avatar Erin says:

      Hi Suz,
      You could leave out the honey and add more oil until you reach a consistency you like. I don’t know that agave offers the same benefits as honey for skin health. Salt is a bit more detoxifying and exfoliating for rough skin, while sugar is great for more delicate and sensitive skin. I hope that helps and thanks much!

  3. avatar Kinion says:

    Hey Erin, this is an amazing scrub! What do you think about substituting in an organic extra virgin coconut oil (unrefined)?? I’m not sure if the 76 degree melt would make the scrub less desirable…?

    • avatar Melinda Odom says:

      Hi Kinion,

      I have just recently found the Mountain Rose website and I first mixed coconut oil, dead sea salt, and agave honey and it is a wonderful scrub! After a week I added about 1/4 cup more of the sea salt so it was not so slippery and my skin still feels fantastic! You can experiment with this to your liking.

      I am now trying olive oil with the same ingredients.

      So far it looks like the coconut oil is more chunky and the olive oil is more smooth after mixing.

      This is the first time in my life that my legs don’t look like alligator skin and I no longer itch over my body from dry skin and I do not put any type of lotion on my body and hands any longer so saving money here.

      I am planning on using some essential oils but am waiting for their catalog.

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