The Best Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Recipe

Heavenly Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

This coconut oil sugar scrub is like a little slice of heaven for your skin. It smells like the Garden of Eden with a mix of essential oils such as lavender, rose, geranium, carrot seed, and ylang ylang. But the power is not only in the scent because each of these oils have a powerful healing effect on your skin.This coconut sugar scrub is made with skin repairing ingredients like lavender, geranium, carrot seed oil and more.

  • Lavender essential oil on skin is nurturing and calming. It works well to balance oil.
  • Rose essential oil calms inflamed skin that suffers from eczema or psoriasis, or just everyday dry skin and wrinkles.
  • Geranium essential oil regulates oil production and improves skin’s healthy glow.
  • Carrot Seed essential oil works to regenerate skin cells helping to repair wrinkles and scars.
  • Ylang Ylang essential oil has a gorgeous floral scent and it helps with skin elasticity.


Coconut sugar scrub recipe ingredients

Make it!

Melt the coconut oil on the stove or microwave if it isn’t in liquid form. Regular coconut oil will do just fine. It does not need to be extra virgin for skincare recipes, save that for recipes you plan to eat!

Stir in the sugar in a large non-reactive bowl and add in the essential oils.The best coconut oil sugar scrub recipe

Transfer into two mason jars with plastic lids to store. Will stay fresh in the fridge for months but if you keep it in the shower it will start to break down after a month or two depending on how warm it is.

Use a clean spoon to remove the scrub for each shower. I keep a few of those ice cream taster spoons in the bathroom. Using a spoon will help you avoid adding water and bacteria to the scrub so it will last longer.This easy coconut oil sugar scrub recipe is great for gifts!

Scrub your skin in the shower after washing and pat to dry. The shower may have a bit of oil residue left that can make it a bit slippery. Grab one of those kitchen scrubbers with the handle you can pour soap into and fill it with liquid soap so you can give the shower a quick wash before you get out. It only takes a minute but it will always leave the shower clean and oil-free!

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This coconut sugar scrub is made with skin repairing ingredients like lavender, geranium, carrot seed oil and more.

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Shad
    ShadJune 22,15

    Wow, Stephanie didnt know coconut oil added with sugar can be of a therapy scrub. Hope to get a spa with it!

  2. Mian Rex
    Mian RexJuly 1,15

    Just be very very careful when using this recipe bc coconut oil alone will clog your drains which is why many dilute it olive oil. :)

    • Stephanie
      StephanieAugust 5,15

      You can also use fractionated coconut oil which remains at a liquid regardless of temperature. Or pour hot water down the drains to keep it moving.

  3. Laken
    LakenAugust 5,15

    it clogged my shower drain! any ways to avoid that? dilute the oil with what so it wont separate?

    • Stephanie
      StephanieAugust 5,15

      Hi Laken, I haven’t had this problem before as I don’t think I could even use enough that it would build up. Perhaps there is something in the drain catching it (like hair)? I have a hair catcher and still need to remove hair from the drain every few months. If it is coconut oil clogging the drain, pour some hot or boiling water down it – coconut oil melts at approximately 76 degrees so it should clear out right away. If you are still concerned, I would stop using sugar scrubs in the shower and instead add coconut oil to your skin after you get out.

  4. Camille
    CamilleDecember 8,15

    This sounds really amazing but I have a question – if I want to make it as a present and therefore want to make a jar that should last for while, is there a risk that the sugar will dissolve/melt and that it will not be a scrub anymore?
    My same question goes for your scrubs with himalayan sea salt.
    Also, I do not have carrot seed oil – any suggestion for a replacement that I can easily find?
    Thank you!

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseDecember 8,15

      Hi Camille, as long as the scrubs are kept at cool room temperature they will not melt, but it really depends on what temperature the rooms are. Coconut oil melts at around 75 degrees, but the sugar/salt won’t dissolve unless there is the friction to help it. Carrot seed oil is great for repairing damaged skin, but if you don’t have it, just leave it out. I make sure I have some on hand though, as it is very powerful. Just 2 drops go a long way! If you would like these to last a bit longer, add in the contents of a Vitamin E capsule as a natural preservative.

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