Toasted Coconut Sugar Scrub: An exfoliating body scrub made with real coconut.
Update: This popular recipe is now available as a body care craft kit! Our Toasted Coconut Sugar Scrub Kit contains everything you need to make your own batch of this delicious smelling skin care treat.
Body scrubs are such fun to make – and even more fun to use. I love to play around with different kinds of exfoliants when I make new recipes. Salt and sugar are great, but there are so many other interesting ingredients out there to experiment with. Shredded coconut, for example, makes a great addition to body scrubs. Its soft texture, subtle scent, and lovely bright white color make it super versatile.
I combined our Extra Fine Shredded Coconut with cane sugar and a blend of naturally aromatic oils and butters to make a body scrub that is good enough to eat. The mellow aroma of virgin coconut oil smells lovely with a bit of cocoa butter and a splash of vanilla extract. It’s sort of like exfoliating with a really delicious cookie! While I’ve called this recipe Toasted Coconut Sugar Scrub due to its enticing aroma, the coconut used in the recipe is untoasted, as I prefer the softer texture in an exfoliant.
Macadamia Nut Oil makes up the majority of the scrub’s liquid ingredients. It has a wonderful texture that absorbs into the skin quickly while delivering a hefty dose of moisture. This is one of my favorite ingredients for making body scrubs, but if you prefer to use something nut-free, try swapping the macadamia nut oil for apricot or sunflower oil instead.
Toasted Coconut Sugar Scrubs
Makes two 4-ounce jars
1/2 cup (125 g) Organic Cane Sugar
1/4 cup (25 g) Fine Shredded Coconut
1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon (75 ml) Macadamia Nut Oil
1 tablespoon (15 ml) melted Cocoa Butter
1 tablespoon (15 ml) melted Virgin Coconut Oil
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) Vanilla Select CO2 Extract
- Melt cocoa butter and coconut oil until fully liquified.
- Combine sugar and coconut in a small bowl and whisk together.
- Add oils and vanilla extract. Mix well.
Usage & Packaging
- We packaged our Toasted Coconut Scrub in two 4-ounce PET Flat Jars. These thick walled jars are perfect for body scrubs!
- To use, simply massage scrub into the skin in a gentle circular motion. Rinse when finished.
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