A couple months ago, I was introduced to a DIY sugar scrub at a Girls Night Out. I thought it was the strangest thing to rub sugar and oil on your body and wasn't sure how to use it! However, I made it, so I decided to use it! I experimented on my feet first and then my legs. I fell in love with the sugar scrub.
I immediately started brainstorming different combinations of scents and flavors that would be uplifting and rejuvenating!
This DIY sugar scrub uses coconut oil and I thought... What pairs better with coconut than lime??
Tropical it is! Then the Coconut-Lime experimentation began!!
I love that this sugar scrub is so good for your skin as well! After I started using the sugar scrub, I did a little research on why DIY sugar scrubs are so BIG right now. First of all, sugar scrubs help exfoliate your skin. However, I found out that coconut oil, an ingredient that is used in sugar scrubs, has a deep moisturizing effect and has been used to help treat some skin conditions. It also has many other benefits!
A sugar scrub is an excellent and relatively inexpensive way to pamper someone special in your life! In fact, this sugar scrub would be a great gift for any special woman in your life!!
I know I would love a special homemade sugar scrub for... oh, Mother's Day... or any other special occasion! This basket is like my dream gift basket!
I should probably forward this article to my husband for future reference! After all, sugar scrubs are easy to make. You can throw a sugar scrub together in less than 10 minutes.
DIY Coconut-Lime Sugar Scrub
- ½ cup coconut oil (slightly melted)
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut
- Zest from 1-2 limes (depending on how strong you would like it to be)
- 6-8 drops of Lime Essential Oil (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight container somewhere cool. Apply to body and rinse off completely!
If you keep it in the bathroom, I would suggest keeping it out of direct sunlight so that the oil doesn't repeatedly melt and solidify.
I love adding Essential Oils because they have many other benefits as well. Lime is known for being stimulating and refreshing. Lime helps promote emotional balance... which I think we all need a little more of!! It is also a powerful antioxidant that supports immune health.
Now I bet you are feeling the need to go out and make your own delicious smelling, moisturizing sugar scrub for someone you love... Or for yourself!! You deserve it! 🙂