I love sugar scrubs. And I love coconut oil. When I first saw this, I knew I had to make it. There's just something about the smell of lime and coconut that is tropical and summery... makes you feel like you should be sitting on a beach somewhere.. with a pina colada or mojito in hand. Beach or not, I kind of wish I had a mojito right now, as I sit here on the couch binge watching Gossip Girl (don't judge). And don't even get me started with coconut oil. There are so many uses for it. This is just one of them.
*Disclaimer: If you buy coconut oil, please buy it unrefined. Or better yet.. buy virgin cold-pressed coconut oil. It's better for you. I didn't realize I bought the wrong one until it was open and on my counter, so I won't be using this for cooking. I guess that's what happens when you have a distracting toddler with you on your shopping trips;)
I love how silky and soft my skin feels after I use this. I didn't even need to use lotion after I got out of the shower (though I might need to in the winter). Your skin will just soak up the coconut oil, but won't leave it feeling greasy. I prefer to use regular granulated sugar... it's coarse enough for me, and I have sensitive skin. But if you like the grains to be bigger, then you can sub it out for turbinado sugar.
Also... this would make a great gift! Birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas... just because. :)
Coconut-Lime Sugar Scrub
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- zest of one lime
- 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- lime and/or coconut flavoring/essentials oils (optional)
Store at room temp for several weeks (I just keep it in my shower). Exfoliate, moisturize... enjoy!