7.17.2013

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.
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28 comments:

  1. I need a good scrub and this sounds divine. Here's hoping the rest of the week looks up. :)

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

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  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

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  4. I hope everything's ok, Elle.

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  5. 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 :)

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


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  7. 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.

    Best!

    Leigh



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  8. 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 :)

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  9. 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

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

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  11. 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

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

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  13. 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! :)

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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

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  15. nice scrub!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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

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  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......!

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

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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

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  20. Such a lovely post! I really love this.

    xoxo;
    Into The Blush, a Beauty Blog by Kenny.

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

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

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

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  24. This sounds amazing! So refreshing too :)
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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