DIY Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

homemade DIY coconut lime sugar scrub

Since we’ve been talking about cleaning for the past couple of days, we thought you could use a break today, and decided to treat you to a spa trip to your kitchen with a  Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub! This scrub only takes a couple of minutes to make, but you’ll feel like you’re in another world (minus any screaming children, pets, or hungry spouses!).

Coconut Sugar Scrub Ingredients

We made this scrub using coconut oil and lime, so on top of being super moisturizing, it’s pretty much paradise in a jar! I keep a little jar in the kitchen, since that’s where I wash my hands the most, and so that’s when I’m reminded to use it. You can also keep some by the tub, but I would keep that in a small plastic container so that you’re not worried about broken glass in the bathroom. I just use a small container by the bath so that I’m not worried about any of the issues with plastic and the oil.

Lime oil is antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial (apparently it can help with typhoid, but knock on wood, no one is going to need it for that!), but most importantly to me, it smells amazing! I don’t know what it is, but citrus smells make me happy!

homemade DIY coconut lime sugar scrub

We used white sugar and coconut oil, but if you want a little more exfoliation you can use a raw sugar that’s coarser. I know some people use olive oil for this type of project, but coconut oil has a great consistency at room temperature. If you find this recipe is too liquid for you, you can add more sugar, or you can keep the scrub in the fridge.

Go and try this right now! I promise your hands (and heels, and elbows…) will thank us!

p.s. If you’re interested, we bought the little jars in the Target Dollar Spot, and for this project we used a DoTerra Oil, but Young Living also carries lime.

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. coconut oil
  • 1.5 c. sugar
  • zest from one lime
  • lime essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine coconut oil, sugar and lime zest. Mix until combined.
  2. Add 7 drops of lime oil and stir. If the smell isn’t strong enough, add more oil, 2 drops at a time.
  3. Store in an airtight glass jar.

 

 

DIY Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub
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Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub
Ingredients
  • 1 c. coconut oil
  • 1.5 c. sugar
  • zest from one lime
  • lime essential oil
Instructions
  1. Combine coconut oil, sugar and lime zest. Mix until combined.
  2. Add 7 drops of lime oil and stir. If the smell isn't strong enough, add more oil, 2 drops at a time.
  3. Store in an airtight glass jar.

29 thoughts on “DIY Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

  1. interesting.. I am going to pin this and try it this summer along w 100 other coconut oil regimens.I’m so obsessed w the coconut! It is amazing.

    1. Alice, I may have to put this in the idea pile for Teacher Appreciation week!

    1. Shawna, I get my oil from DoTerra online, or you can also find it on Amazon. Amanda gets hers from Young Living. Let me know if you want exact websites for distributors.

  2. I love and want to try this…. I always see sugar scrubs.. never really tried any… this one tho is very interested.. I am a fanatic for coconut oil (I get mines from my mom who makes it in the caribbean and brings it up to me atleast once a year)

    1. Desiree, you’re so lucky that your mom makes that for you. What a wonderful souvenir from home!

    1. Christina, this container came from the Dollar Spot at Target, but you can also find them in the glass section of Michael’s or Hobby Lobby.

  3. Hi…. I use fresh lime juice instead of the essential oil and brown sugar in place of white sugar… store in fridge and it smells heavenly. Am a sucker for handmade products especially the homemade ones which are totally organic and real easy to whip up :) This scrub is a must have in all cupboards!!!!

  4. How long does this scrub lasts? And I would like to use real lime juice, will that be a problem? Thanks.

    1. Using lime juice shouldn’t be a problem, but it’s not as concentrated, so you’ll need to use more. The scrub should last 6 months no problem, but I’m pretty sure you’ll use it up long before that!

    1. Paulette, Thank you so much! Amanda, Candice and I work really hard at this, and we love it when people appreciate it!!

  5. Hi Sarah, I’m a student at the Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago. I am currently working on putting together a fictional magazine about skin care for a class assignment. I am highly interested in using this article, recipe, and photos for my page layout. However, I need permission from the writer and photographer in order to use it for my portfolio. I will give proper credit in the layout, if approved.

    Thank you,

    Destiny

    1. Destiny, if you’re using it for a school assignment, go right ahead! Thanks for asking!

  6. Do you use the scrub before you use soap in the shower or after you wash with soap? I tried it with grapefruit essential oil but it wasnt strong enough….any suggestions?

    1. Lauren, it’s totally personal preference. I have dry skin, so I like to use it after soap. You can add more oil if you want to have a stronger scent. Also make sure you’re using a high quality oil. Cheaper oils can wear out more quickly.

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