Homemade scrubs are popular right now, and I am excited to be able to share my version with you today because it is different than any other version I’ve seen out there. Plus, it smells incredible and it is a great way to get summer and beach ready.
This sugar scrub is made from three simple ingredients. It is all natural and creates a wonderfully amazing exfoliating scrub for your hands, body or feet. You will love this!
Here is what you will need:
- 1 cup raw or Turbinado sugar (more on this later)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 lime and/or lime essential oil
The key to this scrub is the sugar. I have tried scrubs using granulated and brown sugar, and they are nice, but using raw sugar gives you a deeper exfoliating scrub.
So what is raw (aka Turbinado) sugar? Turbinado sugar is less-processed and less-refined then other sugars. It is sugar derived from natural sugar cane, it is brown and has larger crystals then granulated or brown sugar.
But, don’t stress out, this is available at your local grocery store. Look down your baking aisle right next to your granulated, brown and artificial sugars.
Coconut oil also is available at most local grocery stores near the oils.
If your coconut oil is in a solid state, you can carefully soften it by placing it in the microwave for about one minute.
I juiced a fresh lime for my scrub, but you can use lime juice from a bottle as well.
To make your scrub simply mix the above ingredients together by spoon or hand.
Mixing fresh lime juice with coconut oil creates an amazing smelling scrub. This is so yummy smelling you could almost eat it. Well, you could, it is technically all food… but I prefer to scrub my hands with it!
I did notice however that the fresh lime juice smell tends to fade after time, so if you prefer, substitute the lime with a few drops of lime essential oil.
This would make a wonderful gift for a friend, sister, mom, teacher or neighbor! Who wouldn’t love to get a cute little jar of yummy smelling scrub?