How To: Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

"Put the lime in the coconut"--are you singing it? Today's post was supposed to be a video and a huge post, but I had some upsetting news (everyone's fine, I'm just disappointed). I hate to be negative/sad on here, but I'm just keeping it real. So to cheer myself up, I thought of my favorite place: the beach. I'm not near a beach, so I decided to recreate it a little, with a bath to help me relax, some festive music, a candle, and this scrub, which smells just as amazing as you think it would. This exfoliating and moisturizing scrub definitely made me feel a little better. Enjoy!

N e e d:
2 c sugar
2 tbs coconut oil
1 tbs lime juice (use lime essential oil if storing scrub)
3 tsp almond oil
3 drops blue soap colorant--optional
6 drops yellow soap colorant--optional

D o:
Thoroughly mix ingredients together, with a fork or mixer. The coconut oil can be quite messy. Use immediately or store in an air-tight jar.
Scrub on your body and rinse away. You'll be left with very moisturized skin that smells nice.

T r y:
  • I used fresh lime juice because I had it, but essential oil works well. If you're going to store this, I would use the lime essential oil instead.
  • I used refined sugar, but raw sugar or even salt, give better exfoliation for the body.
  • If you aren't a fan of coconut oil, use slightly less than a cup of almond oil (or carrier oil of your choice). You can also add coconut extract or essential oil for scent.
  • Don't use food coloring as it will stain. Please be careful when exiting the tub.
  • Always use sunscreen!
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  1. I need a good scrub and this sounds divine. Here's hoping the rest of the week looks up. :)

  2. Minus the colourants, it sounds good enough to eat. :)

  3. When I saw the title of this post, I immediately thought of the song--then, smiled when I realized you had, too! :) This sounds like a lux, luscious treat that I could whip up for an upcoming home spa evening... xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  4. Ohhhhhh, I'm so happy you posted this! I used to use a wonderful lime & coconut scrub and I haven't found a substitute that I liked. I'll have to make some of this next weekend :)

  5. I'm bummed to hear that things aren't going great. i hope they get better. This sounds like a fabulous scrub too!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  6. I'm sorry things aren't the best for you right now.

    I only live 15 minutes or so from the beach so feel free to come visit anytime :)

    I love this and I make something similar, but mines usually just sugar and coconut oil so I may have to try adding the almond oil and lime juice.



  7. This looks incredible -- I cannot wait to try. You have the most fantastic DIY ideas and I LOVE trying them out, girl! You have a ton of talent :)

  8. I hit this too quickly -- fat fingered the keyboard ;)
    I hope everything is okay - sometimes being disappointed is the absolute worst feeling. I'm here if you need anything! xox

  9. That looks so yummy that it's almost tempting to eat! It must smell amazing!

  10. Hi Elle, hope everything will be okay, hang in there, sending you a big hug. This scrub must smell so invigorating, looking forward to trying it out

  11. Yep, that song is now stuck in my head! I hope everything's okay!

  12. I hope everything is ok with you. This tutorial sounds great to use when you need to relax, I actually have all the ingredients right now so I might try it later! :) Thanks for always sharing some great DIY's! :)


  13. This look amazing! thank you for sharing <3

  14. nice scrub!


  15. Sorry that you got bad news! I love that this scrub is green. I'm imagining the smell of it right now. :)

  16. lovely!!:)

  17. This scrub looks divine. I bought an expensive scrub a few months ago and I did NOT like it at all. I'm anxious to try this one. THANK YOU! Oh, ...and my pants are so comfy. So comfy......!

  18. this scrubs looks devine, just like a drink, lol..... must try it. Thanks for sharing Elle.


  19. This sounds delightful! I bet it smells amazing and sends you right to the beach in a second.

  20. Looks yummy enough to eat, lol. Sounds like it'd work great.

  21. Scrubs made with coconut oil are the best! I'm trying this.

  22. I appreciate you taking the time to comment! Happy Friday Doll!

  23. This sounds amazing! So refreshing too :)
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com


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