Since the weather is getting nicer, I thought I would post a new Sugar Scrub recipe for those of you that might want something fresh and clean.
Two of my favorite fragrance (and flavor) combos are lime and coconut and this is a perfect match for a super easy homemade sugar scrub.
You can keep this by the sink to use on your hands or take it into the shower and use it as a gentle exfoliater. My girls get so grimey in the summer playing outdoors – so I like to use this in their bathrooms too. We use this on hands and on little feet after a day playing in sandals.
This is a very simple scrub and it makes a wonderful little homemade gift. The recipe below makes enough for (2) small mason jars of scrub- you can give one away or just store it in the fridge as a backup.
The recipe is simple but please note you for sure want to adjust this according to what you like in a scrub. The one below is a very mild scrub. You will want to use more sugar if you want more exfoliation. You can always make it as listed below and then simply add more sugar until it meets the texture you like. That will give you a more scrubby scrub.
- ¼ C. coconut oil
- 1 C. sugar
- 2 large limes or 3 small limes (3-4 tablespoons lime juice)
- 3 tablespoons lime zest
- Using a grater or microplane, grate 3 tablespoons of lime zest from the lime.
- Once you have your lime zest, cut the lime in half and juice it for 3-4 tablespoons of lime juice.
- Note if your lime is hard you might want to roll it back and forth several times on the counter before you cut. That helps to get the juice out.
- In a medium size bowl, combine the coconut oil, sugar, lime juice and lime zest and mix well.
- All done!
- You may want to slightly adjust the ratio of coconut oil to sugar to get it to the perfect consistency for you.
There are just a few things to note about this scrub–
I made this on a cool day so my Coconut Oil was a soft but not melted consistency. The consistency of coconut oil will change from a solid to a liquid depending on how hot it is outside. You can always put your coconut oil in the fridge if it is melted and that should harden it right up.
Another tip is that you can substitute essential oils for the lime juice. My limes were sad and hard and unripe so I got very little juice out of them– those nifty lime squeezers at the grocery store are only $1.00 and work fine.
Come back and let me know what you think!
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Here are a few other recipes you might like:
Easy Homemade Mary Kay Satin Hands (I use this in the kitchen– it is awesome!)
Soothing Oatmeal Bath Bombs— perfect for sunburns or skin irritation