One of my most favorite things to do after a good run or hard workout is to take a hot shower. Well, depending on the time of year, it might actually be a cold shower (sometimes those are so refreshing!) And what I love the most is using a great smelling sugar scrub in the shower to exfoliate my skin. If you have never made your own sugar scrub I highly suggest you do so now! They are super easy to make and they work really well, leaving your skin silky and smooth. This Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub is one of my all-time favorites because it makes me think I’m on a tropical island instead of cold and windy Chicago in the spring, ha!
You only need three ingredients to make this Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub, yahoo for easy am I right! Here is what you need and how to put it all together…
- ¼ cup coconut oil (in solidified state)
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 10 drops Lime essential oil
- Place the coconut oil in a small saucepan and melt over low heat.
- Once melted, take the liquid coconut oil off the heat and let cool for a few minutes before adding in the granulated sugar. Stir well.
- Add in the lime essential oil and mix well.
- You may store at room temperature in an air tight container for up to 3 months.
- Use scrub to gently exfoliate skin and then rinse skin clean with warm water. Massage in oils left on skin for a soft, silky finish.
- *If you like your scrub to be more grainy add more sugar.
- **The higher oil to sugar ratio the more the scrub will solidify but do not worry, it will loosen up in a warm bathroom!
- ***Always use a scoop or clean hands when using any scrub to reduce the chance of bacterial growth
I use Trader Joe’s Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as it what always tends to be in our pantry. I also love, love, love lime essential oil, it smells so good! As for the sugar, you can use regular white granulated sugar but I typically use raw evaporated cane sugar as that is what I normally buy. If you want your scrub a bit coarser you can try using raw sugar as the granules are larger. Brown sugar even works too, it just makes the overall scrub darker in color.
I made some cute Coconut-Lime labels that fit perfectly inside the rim of a 4 oz small mouth mason jar. Just print the labels on heavy card stock or even sticker paper, use a 2.5 inch paper punch to cut out and then apply with a gluestick or tape to the inner metal lid. You can find the PDF here:
Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub LabelsHope you enjoy this scrub as much as my girls and I do!!!