You may think it’s crazy of us to give away our trade secrets but we’re happy to share our recipes and we hope you’re inspired to create all-natural skincare products at home. This recipe is so easy that even the most novice can master our coconut body scrub. The ingredients are simple, yet they pack so much punch. For those who love to cook and craft, this recipe makes a great gift when you’re looking to give something with a personal touch.
Here’s the basic rundown…
We opt to use sugar instead of salt. Salt can sting, plus, we find that sugar provides a bit more grit to exfoliate the skin. The ingredient that really makes this recipe shine is the coconut oil. When it’s cold, you’ll find that the coconut oil hardens to a buttery consistency (which means you may need to bring a spoon into the shower). I’m sure I don’t need to wax poetic about coconut oil, you most likely already know this is a super oil. It’s so incredibly moisturizing that you won’t even need to use lotion when you get out of the shower. And of course, you won’t find any artificial fragrances in this recipe. Just a few drops of therapeutic grade essential oil is all you need.
So let’s get to the recipe.
1 cup sugar (preferably organic cane sugar)
9 tablespoons coconut oil (preferably raw, unfiltered)
20 drops therapeutic grade lavender essential oil
8oz glass jar
To make the scrub:
Make sure your coconut oil is in the liquid phase. If it’s solid, or partially solid, melt the oil over the stove in a double boiler or glass pyrex placed in boiling water. Place 1 cup of sugar into a mixing bowl. Pour the melted coconut oil over the sugar and mix.
You’ll want the scrub to have a moist consistency with a thin layer of oil sitting on top of the sugar once it settles (if you need to add a little more oil to reach the consistency you prefer, add it now).
Count the drops of the essential oil as they sprinkle over the top of the scrub mixture. Mix again and scoop into your glass jar (preferably amber or violet glass).
Once you get acquainted with the recipe, you likely won’t even need to measure the sugar and oil and you’ll simply be able to eye the consistency of the mixture. You can even infuse your coconut oil with herbs (more to come on this process later) or you can vary the essential oil blend. Some of my favorite blends include Lemon/Rosemary/Sage and Orange/Clove/Cinnamon/Ginger.