How To Make Exfoliating Face and Body Wash – Do It Yourself

by Surabhi S on November 22, 2012 · 34 comments

How To Make Exfoliating Face and Body Wash – Do It Yourself

Hey all,

So, after a homemade Diwali, I tried my hands at some homemade beauty products. I think some major DIY genie has gotten into me and do you know who that genie is? Our very own Jomol 😀 hihihi

I got this TBS cocoa butter body wash long time back, used it for a while and later dropped it because it made me feel as if it was not cleaning enough. You know that feeling of some oily stuff on your body when we use some extra moisturizing body wash or something that we feel on using Dove soap? Though this body wash is a must-have and is heavenly moisturizing for Delhi and North Indian winters, it is not much of use here in Andamans, so I thought of putting it to a better use.

Let me know what you think of this new product that I made. 😀

How To Make Exfoliating Face and Body Wash Do It Yourself

Things you would need:

Sea salt (you can use ordinary salt or sugar as well), a hand, face or a body wash, some body oil (only if your wash is drying in nature).

How To Make Exfoliating Face and Body Wash:

1. Get some sea salt. If you do not have sea salt, you can make it. I have explained it later how to make sea salt at home. Or else, you can even use the normal salt or sugar or even a salt/sugar mix!

sea salt (1)

2. Get a body wash or a hand wash or a face wash.

Body Wash

3. Mix the two.

Mix the two

4. Store in a jar.

exfoliating wash is ready

5. Ready!

Here are a few notes:

Note 1:

How to make sea salt – collect some fresh sea water in a pan. Boil it on stove for about 20-30 minutes and you have fresh, white salt.

Else, you can also dry it off under the sun for 2-3 days as this will save you a lot of gas.  If you are drying it under the sun, cover the pan with a cotton cloth as this will save it from dirt, pollution etc.

Note 2:

If you have a body wash, face wash or hand wash that is drying in nature, add a bit of olive oil to it.

If you do not have olive oil, you can add glycerin to hand wash or body wash, but for face wash, it is better to add oil. Any oil it can be – olive, almond or Aroma Magic Beauty Oil.

Note 3:

Sea salt has a tendency to lose water.  So, even if you keep sea salt just like that for a while, it would get runny in consistency. But do not worry. This just proves your salt is pure and natural.

Note 4:

If you want to further customize your wash, add any ingredient that you want. Like peppermint oil, but remember tea tree and peppermint are a little drying in nature.

Final Word:

I am super elated since the time I have tried this. I have been using it for 2-3 days and I am in love with this homemade scrub. I wash my hands daily with this and then apply a hand cream and the result –  “Twacha jo chhoone ko dil kare.” 😉 hihihi

Have a lovely day everyone!

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monika November 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm

wow……this is super easy peazy !! I do not have sea salt but i would use normal salt + sugar mix & see how this works 🙂 Thanks


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Thankiessss… yeah.. use powdered sugar.. thats better.


Shilpa Shri November 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Hmmm Surabhi you are really making awesome DIY posts. Can I restore and use for 2 -3 days or I have to prepare it every day for using?


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Haan haan.. this can be stored for months. Namak kharab nahi hota.. and your body wash will have its own preservatives.


poorva November 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm

this is great 🙂 i loved it 🙂


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm



neha November 22, 2012 at 5:25 pm

wow i love dove toh il try this multitalented surbhi ji


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm

haanji.. miss best pout 😉


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 5:25 pm

IMPORTANT NOTE – Please do not add salt if you are making a face wash. Add sugar for face wash.

Jomo.. plz update it in the post if you can.


Shilpa Shri November 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Now I can ask “kya aapke face wash mein namak hai?” 😉


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 6:06 pm

ha ha ha.. lol..


Rati November 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm



neetu aadya lohani November 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Great post as usual surabhi.. 🙂 m definitely trying it today!!


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

thankkkkk youuuu Neetu.. 😀


Shruti November 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

“Collect some fresh sea water in a pan” ? Very easy to say for person living in the Andamans! 😉
Jokes apart, this scrub has some great ingredients Surabhi. I cant imagine how this would not work! 🙂


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Yeah.. you are right.. I was thinking ki when I move out of Andamans.. I’ll carry loads of sea water with me.. hihihi


Varsha November 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Arey awesome you are man! I am excited to try this.


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Thankoooo Varsha.. try it out.


ife November 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

me 2 add coconut oil n aloevera juice to my shampoos to make them mosturzng. great diy S!


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Yeah.. I do that too.. I actually add baking soda to get rid of dandruff..


pia November 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

what a fabulous idea surabhi.. u r multi talented girl 😀 😀


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Thankooooo Piaaaaa… 😀 and mera koi talent nahi hai yaar but thoda mix n match hai.. 😀


Rati November 22, 2012 at 6:41 pm

very very good tute surabhi. :)) i am making it right away. seriously this would prove to be such a boon in winters. :)) i’d try with salt + sugar mixture. in a few days we might have snow but now salt water door door tak. 😛


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 7:27 pm

hihihihi.. Rati.. now toh you MUST come to Andamans and I will give you lots of water bottles packed with pure, fresh salt water.. and you can use it anytime. 😀

And this is really awesome.. keeps my hands super soft. And you guys are lucky.. yahan to sardi ka naam hi nahi hai.. I miss dilli ki sardi..


Sweta November 22, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Nice DIY surbhi, I try most of ur DIYs ….
One question….. Where can I get sea salt in cities… I mean some brands sell them?
And is sendha namak is same as sea salt?


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Dear Sweta,

I am soooo sorry I have no answer for your questions. 🙁 I dont know where we can get sea salt but yes Soul flower sells some bath salts. You can use those. And no idea about sendha namak.. maybe you can try it for once.. like mix a bit of sendha namak with a bit of body wash.


Sweta November 23, 2012 at 12:40 am

Thanks for trying surbhi…. 🙂
I read that sendha namak aka rock salt is purest form of salt compared to the iodised salt… So I hope that will do well ….


sreya November 22, 2012 at 8:13 pm

this is sooo nice surbhi 🙂


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Thanks Sreya.. glad you liked it.


Jabberwocky November 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Nice DIY, Surabhi! I tried a salt scrub once and it revealed every bloody minor cut or bruise on my body (I tend to bump into things) and also, the assortment of swear words that my tongue can utter in moments of pain. 😛 I believe I am going to try this one with brown sugar instead. This will keep my winter dryness in check. 😀


Surabhi November 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

yeah JW.. use brown sugar.. that would be great.


Inderjeet @ Makeupchirps November 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm

super easy and awesome DIY 🙂


Kinjal November 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Simple and easy to do .. DIY 🙂


sangeetha menon October 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

This is super awesome Surabhi.. So easy to make and effective too…


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