Thursday, January 30, 2014

Coconut Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Yum, coconut vanilla!  What a great combination.  This homemade body scrub is super simple to make and smells heavenly.  It smells so good you'll want to eat it, which you could.  I love it especially for this time of year, because it makes my skin feel amazing and transports me to the tropics.  At least in my head, that is. :)

Here are the 3 ingredients you'll need:
  • Sugar
  • Coconut Oil (I find the best place to buy coconut oil is at Costco.  You get 73 fl. oz. for ~$23)
  • Vanilla Extract

Measure out your sugar into a mixing bowl.  I usually use whatever container I'll be putting the scrub in to do this.  I pour the sugar in the container until it is about a half inch from the top.

Put your coconut oil in a microwave safe container and microwave for about a minute or until it is liquified.

At this point you will want to add a 1/2 Tbsp. of vanilla extract to your coconut oil and stir to emulsify.

Slowly stir the coconut oil/vanilla into the sugar, adding a little bit of liquid at a time.

Now that you have your 3 ingredients well mixed, spoon your scrub into whatever container you plan to keep it in (This is actually a pretty candle jar that I re purposed after the candle was done).

Now you're ready to use your own homemade sugar scrub.  I use it at the very end of my shower, then pat myself dry, and don't even need to use lotion.  The coconut oil soaks right into your skin and makes it so soft without feeling greasy. 


  1. Hi! Not sure if my last comment came through. Love this recipe and going to try it!

  2. Bridget, this stuff is so awesome! Let me know what you think when you try it out.