Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Recently, I’ve just been overwhelmed.  I work a full-time job as a retail banker, I’ve started a part-time job selling Rodan + Fields products, I’ve started going to college full-time, and I’ve started this blog.  Sometimes, I just need a little “me” time.  A little me time with some body sugar scrub.

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A few years ago for Christmas, I was on a search for some awesome stocking stuffers (I always have a super difficult time finding stuff for the stockings – making sure it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg in the meantime).   Well, my mother came up with the idea that I should go to a local natural soap shop and purchase some products.  Great idea – but the price was a little steep for what I had intended.  As I turned around to walk out, I came across little sample packets of their Gingerbread Sugar Scrub.  Ah-may-zing.  I fell in love.  It seriously smelled so delicious I wanted to eat the darn thing.  I bought enough for every stocking I needed to fill.  Ever since then, I’ve become a little obsessed with sugar scrubs.  So obsessed, I decided to make my own.

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It’s not quite the season for gingerbread – but it is for some coconut lime deliciousness.  This was so easy to make.  My only problem?  It’s super dry.  The ones that I buy in stores normally have an oily base to them, this was pretty dry and crumbly, allowing a lot of the product to fall off and be wasted.  -insert sad face-  Good thing it’s not the $13 gingerbread sugar scrub.  I’m still on a search for the best sugar scrub recipe which will allow me to modify the scents to fit the seasons (something I like to do).  But while I’m still searching, here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a shot.

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

{via the Swanky Decors website}

  • 1/4 c coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tbsp. shredded coconut
  • 6-8 drops of lime essential oil

Mix melted coconut oil with sugar until well combined.   Add the coconut and the lime oil.  Mix together and store in an air tight container until ready to use.

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