How to make a lavender salt scrub with a nice natural purple colour?
The lavender scrub is among my favourite ones. It not only smooths your skin but has huge healing properties. And the aroma is so calming.
However, I faced one problem while preparing this lavender sugar scrub.
I used dried lavender hoping to get some pastel purple shade. It didn’t work. The result was a boring beige body scrub. Yet, I didn’t want to use some artificial food colouring. I prefer natural ones.
I searched for any fruit powder that could give a colour close to purple. Finally, I decided to try the blueberry powder. The colour is something between purple and pink, but if you mix it with coconut oil you’ll get an awesome result.
The blueberry powder won’t only colour the scrub. It will help your skin to stay young, as it is packed with antioxidants.
Lavender salt scrub recipe
Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Clear glass jar, 250 ml (8.5 oz)
- 250 grams (8.8 oz) sea salt
- 110 grams (3.9 oz) coconut oil
- 1 tsp blueberry powder
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
The sea salt detoxifies and exfoliates your skin in depth.
The coconut oil moisturizes the skin.
The blueberry powder contains a huge amount of antioxidants.
The lavender essential oil brightens and heals your skin.
Mix the sea salt with the blueberry powder.
Add the coconut oil and the lavender essential oil. Stir till the mixture blends. The scrub is ready to use.
How to use it
Apply on wet skin. Massage the body and leave for a few minutes. Rinse with warm water and shower gel. You can use it 1-2 times a week.
How long it lasts
Use it within a month.
Tips and common mistakes
Don’t replace the coconut oil with any other carrier oil. This will affect the colour.
If your coconut oil is in a solid state, you can melt. It will be easier to mix it with the other ingredients. However, you can add it directly without melting. You’ll just need to stir the mixture longer.
Making this scrub during the winter and the summer will give you different results in the colour. If the coconut oil is in a solid state at room temperature, you will get a nice pale purple colour. If it is in a liquid state, the colour will be dark purple-pink. You can see the difference below. The scrub on the left is made with liquid coconut oil and the other with solid coconut oil.
You can add the blueberry powder bit by bit. In this way, you can control the deepness of the colour by your liking.