DIY Lime Salt Scrub

DIY Lime Salt Scrub

I don’t know about you, but I have super dry skin. Seriously dry… It’s bad. But one thing that keeps the flakiness at bay is a good body scrub. Rather than paying for a scrub at the store (with who knows what kind of ingredients), I prefer to make my own. This Lime Salt Scrub is a refreshing, great-smelling scrub that will have your skin soft and buffed every time you use it.

And it’s so easy to make! Here’s what you need!

Ingredients for Lime Salt Scrub


  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • Grated lime peel


  1. Add half a cup of kosher salt to a small bowl.
  2. Add 1 Tbsp. lime juice and 1 Tbsp. olive oil to the bowl.
  3. Mix the ingredients until combined. It should still be gritty–if it’s too runny, add more salt.
  4. Grate the rind of half a lime into the mixture.
  5. Store in an airtight jar.

Lime Salt Scrub in a Bowl

And that’s it! Easy, right?

As you can see, my lime rind didn’t grate very well. It was too thin. Thick rinds work much better. If you prefer to use sugar in your scrubs, that’ll work just fine for this recipe, too. Raw sugar is chunkier, and it provides a better texture.

I didn’t have any pretty mason jars on hand–at least not any small ones. I used a baby food jar instead, and this recipe makes just enough of the lime salt scrub to fill a baby food jar.

Tie some raffia around the rim, and you’re good to go!

Salt and Lime Scrub

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42 thoughts on “DIY Lime Salt Scrub”

  1. Is there something I could add to this mixture other than olive oil. . I don’t like the way it leaves my skin feeling and sometimes causes breakouts.

    • Cassandra, you can also use coconut oil, but you may need to melt it first to get it to combine. Sweet oil would work, too. Basically, any oil that you think your skin can tolerate should work out well.

  2. I bet this smells amazing! I have made sugar scrubs before, but never one with salt. Definitely trying this. Thank you so much for sharing it at the “That’s How We Roll Thursday” link party.

    • You’re welcome. I prefer the salt, because it’s almost like I can smell sugar…and when I’m low carbing, that’s not a good thing. 😉

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  4. Thanks so much for this scrub recipe! It would be awesome to make for Mother’s Day gifts.

    Thanks so much for sharing on Show Me Saturday. I can’t wait to see what you share this weekend!

  5. I can’t wait to try this! Looks awesome! Congratulations. You will be featured on Good Tips Tuesday this week. Thanks for linking up. I love DIY beauty recipes!

  6. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. I need to try this. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Happy Valentines’ Day! Lou Lou Girls

  7. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning 🙂

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