Ginger/Lemon Salt scrubs and Spicy Breathing Space Salve

by Jade Shutes

These are products I am donating to the Blue Lotus Yoga Studio in Raleigh in hopes of raising some money to donate to local charity.


Ginger Lemon Salt Scrub

What you will need to make 4 jars of scrub:

3 cups of sea salt
1 1/2 cups Jojoba oil
30 drops Ginger  (Zingiber officinale)
20 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)

Combine sea salt and jojoba.  Stir well.  Add more jojoba oil if desired.  Then add in your essential oils.  Stir well again.  Scoop salt scrub into sterilized clean jars.  Cap and label.

For this label: I cut an 8 /12 by 11 piece from a paper bag then ran it through my ink jet.  The label looks like this.  I was quite happy with it.  I cut the label to size and then carefully put a piece of clear packing tape over it leaving room to attach the label to the jar.

Ingredients for Salt Scrub


Adding Jojoba to Salt


Mixing Salt Scrub

Filling jars with scrub after essential oils have been added and mixed.

Picture of Saltscrub outside

Labeled scrub sitting outside

Closeup of label for Ginger/Lemon Salt Scrub

Spice Breathing Space salve

  • 1 ounce of beeswax
  • 1 cup of jojoba oil
  • 1 tsp. honey

Place the ingredients into the top of a double boiler.  Gently heat until all the beeswax has melted. Stir well with a fork or spoon.  I put the honey in as it imparts a beautiful honey aroma to the salve but the honey itself will not merge into the salve mixture. Honey is water soluble.  I leave it as the bottom of the pan while carefully pouring out the salve mixture.

While the beeswax is melting with the oil and honey, prepare your jars.  This recipe makes:  10 25ml jars and 2 50ml jars.

I first made a synergy of the following oils: (drops are approximate as I forgot to write them down)

5mls Ginger
2ml Cardamom
20 drops Black pepper
10 drops Clove
20 drops Palmarosa

In each 25ml jar I put 20-25 drops of the synergy and for each 50ml jar 40-50 drops of the synergy.

After placing the essential oils in the jars, the salve was ready to pour.  I filled each jar and placed the cap on each jar as it was done.  Once I had poured all the jars, then I went back to secure the lids and shake each jar.

Let the salve harden in each jar.  While this is happening its time to make labels.  I made labels using microsoft word. It has a program for making labels so it was easy to make something simple.


Shredded beeswax

Shredded Beeswax


Measuring jojoba for salve


Adding honey to salve mixture


Salve jars with essential oils added


Salve jars filled and shaken. Time for the salve to harden.


All salve jars labelled.


Closeup of labels

Close up of labels

Will add finishing touches and post pictures later.  Enjoy.  This is an incredible salt scrub and salve!!!! I love it!


  1. Hello Jade! Thanks for this. I have one concern and was wondering if you could help me out.

    I have made a recipe similar to this, using dead sea salt, a small amount of epsom, then my oils.

    What I have found is that the salt is clumping up, into a hard mass. What’s the reason for this and how do I overcome this? I am having to shake/squeeze bottles to break up, but really don’t want this sort of thing happening when a customer brings it home.

    Thanks again.

    • Hello Natasha, what vegetable oil are you using? I don’t recommend epsom salt but rather a fine sea salt or other salt that is finely ground. Epsom salt can be more harsh to the skin when used in a scrub then allowing it to dissolve in water for a bath. Are the dead sea salts finely ground?

  2. Hello Jade! Thanks for getting back to me on this. I am using Grapeseed Oil, as well as Aloe Vera Gel. My salt is a fine Dead Sea Salt, but does not look like table salt, so maybe that is the problem. I may have to grind it down more and see how it goes. I’ll also take out the epsom.

    With the Breathing Space Balm, would a preservative be required for this, due to the honey. Just noting that you do not actually combine this in the final product.

    Thanks again!

    • Another thing….what are your thoughts on mixing in powdered herbs for colour?

      • Hi Natasha,
        This would be fine if you would like to do this. I add herbs to scrubs and to exfoliants. Let me know how your formulation goes…..

    • Hello Natasha, No need to add preservatives to salves or anything product which does not contain water. Honey does not need to be preserved. Just remember, honey is water soluble not fat soluble. Hope that helps…..

  3. Oh wow! What a cute project, I ‘m definitely going to have to try it out. =)

  4. Catherine says:

    I love te salve jars. Are they glass or plastic? Thanks

  5. Dee Gendrin says:

    Hi Jade, Love the Scrub & the Salve. Thanks

  6. Thanks Jade for sharing, will definitely try this out. Just one question, is it okay to replace Jojoba oil with other vegetable oil say eg : calendula oil, rosehip or olive oil?

  7. Thanks Jade for the feedback:)

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