Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

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When I saw this sugar scrub on The Idea Room I knew I had to give it a try. I ended up modifying it a little bit to suit my personal taste, but the end result is just as delightful: a luxurious scrub that eliminates the need for post-shower moisturizing and makes you smell absolutely edible. And if you feel you need to actually taste the scrub because it smells so amazingly, I won’t judge. I may have eaten a small amount myself (it’s yummy!).

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Start with a little bit of unsweetened dried coconut, about 1 tablespoon coconut in total.

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Give it a good whaz in your spice grinder or food processor until it forms fine crumbs. These will be great exfoliants.

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Mix the ground coconut with 1 cup granulated sugar in a bowl, together with about 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest (you’ll use 1 whole lime, if you double the batch, which I did).

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Give that a good stirring, then drop in about 8 drops of your favourite essential oil (that matches with limes and coconuts, of course – I went with lemongrass, to offset the sweet fruitiness of the citrus). I also squeezed the lime I had zested, adding maybe 1 tablespoon lime juice to the mix.

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Melt 1/4 cup coconut oil and pour that into the sugar.

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Stir until you have this lovely grainy wet sandy kind of thing. By now you are probably also hungry because of how amazing it smells.

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Scoop that fluffy luxury into wee jars to give as gifts or to keep selfishly for your own use.

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I gave all mine away but I’m definitely making this again!

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

24 thoughts on “Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub”

  1. Lime and coconut scrub is my favourite! But because of the fresh lime juice and zest, to keep them fresh, I like to press the scrub into icecube trays or chocolate moulds and store them in the freezer. I keep a couple in the bathroom (unless it’s a hot day, they’ll melt!) and use one for my legs and one for the rest of my body (but usually just my legs). I find that this also helps me avoid the problem I always have with getting water in my sugar scrubs and them crystallising. Not as handy for gift giving, but a great way to treat myself to a home spa like feeling in my bathroom routine!


  2. I am so addicted to sugar scrub. I love it and use it instead of soap these days. I even shave with it. I recently started making it myself because it is strangely fairly expensive to buy plus, it has all kinds of nasty ingredients. Love this recipe, I am going to have to take you sugar scrub making up a notch and try this! Great post and love your picture. 🙂


  3. I’ve recently developed an infatuation with sugar scrubs! I tried a peppermint scrub that I saw on pinterest and loved it. I’m pinning this one to try later on as I love me some coconut and lime!


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