DIY Coconut Citrus Sugar Scrub

sugar scrub

I’ve recently discovered the joy of sugar scrubs. Over the past year I’ve had more and more problems with dry skin. Mainly because of our pool and hot tub. The chemicals really strip your skin, leaving it dry, scratchy and just plain uncomfortable.

I’ve tried the best of the best creams, but nothing  seemed to really relive the  itch and tightness until I started using sugar scrub. Someone sent me a wonderful citrus sugar scrub that was amazing, Unfortunately I ran out of the scrub in a week, and when I went to check the price I was shocked, so I decided to make my own for a fraction of the price.

coconut scrub

So for my first sugar scrub experiment, I decided to use my favorite scents, coconut and citrus. I started with organic coconut oil and then added just regular old sugar. For the citrus scent, I added the zest of an orange and a lemon. However, you can add any citrus combination you like. I also added some vanilla extract for even more sweet fragrance.

scrub in glass jar

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Yield: Makes 1 jar

DIY Coconut Orange Sugar Scrub

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1 cup coconut oil
2 cups sugar
the zest of 1 orange
the zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla


Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Store in jars or plastic storage containers until ready to use.

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  9 Responses to “DIY Coconut Citrus Sugar Scrub”

  1. Paula - bell'alimento — April 2, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    I can’t tell you how much I love this! Summer in a scrub.

  2. foodwanderings — April 2, 2014 @ 10:20 am

    Coconut is centuries old beauty secret but I never heard of sugar rubs. If anything since I am from Israel the salty mud rubs from the Dead Sea. This is super economical and a must try. Always looking for beauty tips. 🙂

  3. Amy @Very Culinary — April 2, 2014 @ 10:26 am

    Is it bad that I want to eat this instead of put it on my skin? 😉

  4. Susan — April 2, 2014 @ 5:38 pm

    I have horrible dry skin the winter! Comes with living in an apartment, might just have to give this sugar scrub a go.

  5. Kim Beaulieu — April 3, 2014 @ 12:35 am

    I must try this. I love the smell of coconut. It’s so divine.

  6. Brilliant! Winter plays havoc on my skin, especially since we don’t bump the humidifier up too much. I love all the components of this and can’t wait to try it.

  7. I love coconut sugar scrubs! I’ll have to try this one out!

  8. I love your photography, and this DIY scrub looks amazing! Do you recommend adding aloe or something for people with sensitive skin?

  9. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — April 8, 2014 @ 9:01 pm

    I love sugar scrubs this is so great!

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