6.07.2012

Beauty DIY: Coconut Sugar Scrub

Looking for a super moisturizing body scrub? Check out my Coconut Sugar Scrub. I've been using this for almost two years and I swear by coconut oil. Here's how to whip up your own:


I N G R E D I E N T S:
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar or rock salt
  • 2 drops of coconut extract (optional, for scent only)

M E T H O D:

  • Mix ingredients together using spoon and hands.
  • Slather and scrub mixture on body.
  • Use a cloth or loofah to scrub in and help remove the coconut sugar scrub.

T I P S:
  • Coconut oil can be purchased at grocery stores and health stores. The brand pictured is in the hair care section at Target. 
  • Coconut oil is solid, but can be melted down to make it easier to mix. It will be very hot, so use with caution. Use a hand mixer if needed, but you won't need it!
  • Granulated sugar will work, but won't be as exfolaiting. Double the amount.
  • Coconut oil is, well, VERY oily. You'll think you'll need a huge amount, when in reality the oil stays on the skin and is hard to remove in large quantities. Stick with the amount suggested and then modify as needed. Otherwise, you'll end up super greasy.
  • This isn't a cleanser; but is an excellent moisturizing treatment that helps with keratosis pilaris and eczema. Note: I'm not a dermatologist or doctor, so use with caution. Use externally & don't eat it. ENJOY!
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32 comments:

  1. well thank you :) my name is not Mila though, but Michaela, however it seemed easier to combine my initials and form a Mila :)
    I now have a garnier sugar scrub, but once that's finished I'll make my own with honey or coconut oil, seems like healthier version :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, that must smell SO amazing!

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  3. Coconut oil and my skin go together like two peas in a pod. The health benefits of coconut oil are just tremendous!!

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  4. Sounds like a great DIY. I think my mum often uses something similar .
    Haha at: Don't eat it. I would be so tempted.

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  5. I can only imagine how wonderful this smells. I'm sure it is super moisturizing.
    We both were thinking coconut today. I posted a coconut cookie on my blog: http://spiralstyle.blogspot.com/2012/06/sweet-love.html
    You'll love these cookies from Trader Joe, Elle!
    Have a sweet day. XXOO

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  6. I tried something a bit different, sugar and concrete. I'm in a burn unit right now. Thanks for the tip.

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  7. another great tip! will definitely try :)

    btw, i went to see my esthetician and when i told her about the great DIY sugar exfoliation method i used, she scolded me (when i thought she'd be so proud that it was all-natural) because she said my skin can't handle exfoliation :( oh well. LOL

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  8. This is definitely something I can do and it sounds AMAZING, Elle!

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  9. Great DIY! We might try this one day!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  10. Seriously you always have the best tutorials. This is a great DIY scrub that I have to try!

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  11. That looks great! Thanks for the tutorial, as always. :)

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  12. you always have the best beauty ideas. I really want to try this one out. The scrubs you find at stores are always so expensive.

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  13. This is great! And I agree with Amber, it seems to be reasonably priced unlike the scrubs they sell at stores!

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  14. Two of my favorite things coconut & sugar. I bet it's amazing!

    Have a great weekend, lovey! xoxo

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  15. I bet that stuff smells really good!

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  16. Very cool. I'm tempted to try it.

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  17. I love the way coconut smells. I should give this a try.

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  18. oh my, this is soooo awesome! is it wrong that i sorta wanna eat it too?!!!

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  19. Did I mention that I love anything coconut scented? Yum!

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  20. I just got my first sugar based scrub and I am loving it so so much.

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  21. Thanks a lot for the share! i will surely try this later. Nice tips!

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  22. I've been looking for the best use for coconut oil... Thanks my dear!

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  23. I need to try this. I love a good scrub and it's even better when you can make it yourself. I'll bet it smells wonderful!

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  24. i am putting this on my favorites, i gotta try this! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  25. Too bad I can't eat it because it sounds delicious!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  26. It's a coconut... be sure I'll try it!:)
    Happy Tuesday!! kisses
    Jelena

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