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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 beauty is not only in the scent because it’s also packed with an essential oil blend that has a wonderful effect on your skin.Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub for Nourishing Skin

So simple and yet so lovely. This coconut oil sugar scrub is so simple to make. Just melt the coconut oil, stir in the essential oils and add the sugar. You can adjust the amount of exfoliation by choosing a finer or coarser form of sugar. Sugar melts quickly on the skin, so it is a very gentle way to exfoliate. The massaging acting helps to stimulate the skin and release tension as well.

Lavender Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

Essential Oils to Pair with Coconut Oil for Skin Care

I have played around with a few different combinations of essential oils for this recipe and really like the combination of lavender, rose, geranium, carrot seed, and ylang ylang. Read about the various properties of each and use that to customize the blend that you make. With all of the essential oils added, this is quite a powerful recipe. Essential oils contain the volatile oils of hundreds to thousands of plants, and so each drop should be used with mindfulness and purpose.

  • Lavender essential oil can be nurturing and calming.
  • Clary Sage essential oil can calm puffy skin and tackle the signs of aging.
  • Geranium essential oil can regulate oil production and improves skin’s healthy glow.
  • Carrot Seed essential oil can regenerate skin cells helping to repair wrinkles and scars.
  • Ylang Ylang essential oil has a gorgeous floral scent and is said to help with skin elasticity.

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Recipe


Mixing Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

Make it!

  1. Melt the coconut oil on the stove if it isn’t in liquid form. Choose virgin organic coconut oil.
  2. Stir in the sugar in a non-reactive bowl and add in the essential oils. A little goes a long way here. Use them sparingly.
  3. Transfer the coconut oil sugar scrub into two mason jars with plastic lids to store. This coconut oil sugar scrub will stay fresh in the fridge for a month but if you keep it in the shower it will start to break down after a a few weeks, particularly in the summer or in warm climates.
  4. Use a clean spoon to remove the scrub for each shower (an ice cream taster spoon works perfectly so I keep a few of those in the bathroom. Using a spoon will help you avoid adding water and bacteria to the scrub so it will last longer.

Lavender Sugar Scrub

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

  2. 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. :)

    • 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.

    • 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.

  3. Hi!
    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!

    • 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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