Bare Botanics Salt Scrubs Review
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Bare Botanics Salt Scrubs Review: Does My Sensitive Skin Approve?

Bare Botanics Salt Scrubs: Would I Buy Again?

Yes! I love Bare Botanics, even for my sensitive skin! My skin was hydrated all day, and the salt granules are super fine, so they’re not super abrasive like other salt scrubs. I also love that all of the ingredients are simple and clearly natural.

Finding a salt scrub that doesn’t cause my skin to break out in a rash is difficult. My skin is sensitive, and sometimes, all it takes for my skin to throw a fit is thinking about using a new product on it. In this review, we’ll see if Bare Botanics salt scrubs stand up to my fussy skin’s standards.

Simple is always better for me when it comes to using new products. Bare Botanics does a fantastic job of keeping its products simple while including ingredients that do the most. That’s why I’m so excited to try out their salt scrub! Let’s get started!

About Bare Botanics Scrubs

Bare Botanics is a reasonably new company, starting in 2020, that focuses on the basics. Your skin care products don’t always need to be complex to work, especially when it comes to exfoliating and moisturizing. I love products that keep things simple, so I’m super excited to dive into Bare Botanic’s scrubs.

bare botanics salt scrub
Photo by Haley Parker

All Natural Ingredients

All of the ingredients in everything Bare Botanics offers are 100% natural. You can tell by simply reading the labels on the back of the packaging. It won’t take long because the ingredients are super basic, with no more than twelve plant-based ingredients in each scrub.

Not only are all the ingredients natural and vegan, but they are so clean that you can eat their scrubs without any problems. I don’t recommend doing so because they aren’t going to taste good. However, anything you put on your skin eventually ends up in your bloodstream, so this makes me feel super safe using their products.

bare botanics scrub ingredients
Photo by Haley Parker

The ingredients Bare Botanics uses are carefully chosen to include many vitamins and antioxidants that are fantastic for your skin. For example, shea butter is packed with vitamins A and E that help with cellular turnover and hydrate your skin. It is used in all of their scrubs. Many of their ingredients also contain antimicrobials to help with breakouts and other common skin issues.

What They Offer

Bare Botanics is a small business making things by hand in small batches to keep things fresh and create minimal waste. Therefore, their line-up of products is small. They offer a handful of skin care products that focus on keeping your skin hydrated and exfoliated.

bare botanics scrubs

You can find salt and sugar scrubs on Bare Botanics online stores, as well as body brushes, cold-pressed oils, and body butter. Their products are so basic that you can use them independently or to make DIY skin care products. Their oils can be used as a base to make your own scrub, and the body butter can be used to make deodorant, for instance.

How Much Bare Botanics Costs

Each scrub costs $32.95 per jar, but they go on sale fairly often, bringing the cost down to $24.95. While that seems expensive compared to other brands, Bare Botanics gives you a giant tub of scrub, being a 24-ounce jar. Typically, brands package their scrub in a 10-16 ounce jar.

himalayan lavender salt scrub reviews

You get double the amount for less than double the cost of other scrubs, saving you a ton of money in the long run. I also love that they offer the building blocks to make your own scrub if you want something even more cost-effective. You can mix one of Bare Botanic’s oils, their raw shea butter, and any brown sugar or sea salt to make a ton of scrub at home.

My Experience with Bare Botanics Salt Scrub

I received a couple of things from Bare Botanics, including the coconut vanilla salt scrub and a handheld dry brush. I’ve never tried dry brushing before, but I have heard good things about it. So, I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to try that out and give it a quick review for you on top of the salt scrub.

bare botanics box
Photo by Haley Parker


My salt scrub was wrapped up like a present in thick brown paper and a string bow. I was not expecting this, but it was a pleasant surprise. I’ll definitely be keeping Bare Botanics in the back of my mind for the next time I need to mail someone a gift since they basically gift wrap for free.

bare botanics gift wrap
Photo by Haley Parker

I tore off the wrapping paper and opened the box of salt scrub, where I found a thank you note inside and a small wooden serving spoon. I hate when I get scrub granules stuck under my nails, so the wooden spoon is a nice added feature. Plus, it will make a great coffee and tea stirrer once I’m done with this jar of scrub.

bare botanics coconut vanilla salt scrup review
Photo by Haley Parker

Trying Out The Salt Scrub

I had to puncture the foil seal to get it off the jar, and salt went everywhere when I did. I wasn’t expecting the jar to be filled to the brim because brands typically aren’t this generous with their portions. It’s awesome that Bare Botanics fills up their jars like this, but beware when opening them.

I used the spoon to scoop a reasonably generous portion onto the back of my hand, and the salt kept its form until I started massaging it. It was the perfect consistency to stick the salt granules to your skin but not drip oil everywhere. I was able to spread one scoop all over my hands and halfway up my arms before having to apply more.

bare botanics coconut vanilla salt scrup texture swatch
Photo by Haley Parker

The smell was noticeably coconut and vanilla, but it wasn’t extremely sweet and strong like this scent typically is. It was more like if you took an actual coconut and the vanilla plant and mashed them together. The smell is clearly natural.

As I rubbed the scrub into my skin, the salt granules slowly started to melt away, and the water was beading on my skin. This is how you know the moisturizing oils work well because they create a barrier to lock in your skin’s natural oils. My skin felt incredibly soft and smooth afterward, and it continued to feel this way for hours.

bare botanics coconut vanilla salt scrup exfoliate
Photo by Haley Parker

Using The Dry Brush

The dry brush is easy to handle, being palm-sized with an elastic strap that goes over your hand. At first, I wasn’t sure about the bristles because they feel super stiff and not all that soft, running my hand over them.

bare botanics coconut vanilla salt scrup exfoliant
Photo by Haley Parker

I read the box for instructions on the best way to dry brush, which were super easy to understand. You start at the bottom of your feet and do small strokes up toward your heart. The same goes for your arms.

The box also reviewed a few benefits of dry brushing, such as increasing blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins in your body. I was super excited about the increased blood circulation because I’d started getting small spider veins in my legs from years of working on my feet.

bare botanics dry brush review and unboxing
Photo by Haley Parker

I could definitely tell the difference after dry brushing my legs, arms, and midsection. It felt like I had just received a low-pressure massage. My body felt more relaxed somehow.

Areas where I have thinner skin, like under my arms and the backs of my legs, were not pleasant to use the dry brush on. I tried going lighter on these areas, but it still felt scratchy. I assume the bristles will wear down a bit after some use on tougher skin, but I am not certain.


  • Bare Botanic’s scrubs come in giant tubs compared to other brands’ scrubs.
  • The ingredients are so natural and clean that you could eat them.
  • They wrap your scrub up like a gift, making it super exciting to open.
  • My scrub had tiny salt granules, making it less abrasive and better suited for my sensitive skin.
  • The scrub is super moisturizing, and its effects last a long time.
  • A little bit goes a long way with the scrub.
  • I enjoyed the smell of the coconut vanilla scrub, being more earthy than sweet and robust.
  • It felt like I just had a mild pressure massage after using the dry brush.


  • The dry brush is scratchy on thinner skin for the first few uses.

Other Salt Scrubs You Might Like

Little Seed Farm Organic Sugar Scrub

Little Seed Farm Organic Sugar Scrub

Little Seed Farm is one of my favorite brands for organic skin care with minimal ingredients. I’ve been using their deodorant for years but dabble in some of their other products occasionally. Their sugar scrub is sustainably made, zero-waste, has few organic ingredients, and is great for sensitive skin.

Teal’s Epsom Salt Scrub

This scrub isn’t all-natural like Bare Botanics, but it will save you quite a bit of money. Epsom salt is known for drawing toxicities out of your skin and washing it away, making you feel more relaxed and helping with sore muscles. It also has eucalyptus to help soothe and many hydrating ingredients, like shea butter, jojoba, and vitamin E.

Majestic Pure Himalayan Salt Scrub

himalayan salt scrub with lychee sweet almond oil

Majestic Pure is another brand I like for natural products. Their Himalayan salt scrub is slightly more age-fighting than these other scrubs with the added ingredient of collagen. They also have a brown sugar scrub if you want something less abrasive and a sweet orange scrub that helps brighten the skin.

Bare Botanics Salt Scrub FAQ’s

Question: Do you exfoliate before or after washing your body?

Answer: You can use your body scrub before or after washing your body. You should exfoliate before washing if you purely want the exfoliation benefits or will shave the exfoliated area. Exfoliating first gives you a closer shave and a cleaner feel. Use the scrub after washing your body to take advantage of the moisturizing benefits.

Question: How often should you use a body scrub?

Answer: You can use your body scrub once or twice a week. Using a body scrub too often can result in dry and irritated skin. If you start noticing sensitivity or any sort of redness, reduce the use of your body scrub.

Question: Does body scrub go on your face?

Answer: There are certain body scrubs you can use on your face. I recommend only using sugar scrubs because salt scrubs can be too rough for the thinner skin on the face. However, body scrubs should only be used on your face as a last resort. Exfoliators made for your face are less abrasive and work better on that skin type.

This Scrub Is A Guy That Can Get Love From Me

Pardon the TLC reference, but I genuinely do love this scrub. Usually, I stay away from using salt scrubs because they irritate my skin. However, this one was extremely gentle and did a fantastic job smoothing my skin.

The moisture lasts hours, if not all day when I use the salt scrub, and my skin is visibly softer. All the extras, such as the wooden spoon and wrapping, are just icing on the cake. The scent is also much more relaxing than scrubs that use artificial fragrances.

Also, I’m glad I got to try out dry brushing. I’m still not 100% sure how I feel about it, but I can say it made a noticeable difference in how I felt afterward. If you’re already sold on dry brushing, Bare Botanic’s dry brush is effortless to handle.

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