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Vanilla Coconut Sugar Scrub

Everyone could use a little pampering every now and then, and I love having my homemade vanilla coconut sugar scrub ready at my sink for a quick spa fix anytime I need it. They’re quite easy to mix up at home, and the scent of this one reminds me of my spa day at sea on a Carnival Cruise. The subtle hint of coconut and the comforting aroma of vanilla are quite heavenly.

The reason I love sugar scrubs is that they’re great at exfoliating while the little bit of oil moisturizes. I keep a little jar of this vanilla coconut sugar scrub right by my bathroom sink to use on my hands, elbows, and even my lips (it tastes yummy!). I would not recommend using this on your body as the coconut oil is a bit too heavy and might leave you feeling a bit greasy. But it is divine for using to smooth and soften your lips and hands.

The recipe I have below makes a pretty big batch, so I’ll typically store them in small mason jars to have has ready-made gifts. That way both you and your friends can enjoy a little spa time at home.


Vanilla Coconut Sugar Scrub

  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 2-3 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 6 4 ounce glass jars

Coconut oil is typically solid at room temperature, so add the coconut oil to a microwave safe glass and heat in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Just enough that it liquifies, but doesn’t heat up.

Next, pour the sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a large glass bowl and mix well.

Spoon the sugar scrub into glass mason jars, decorate with colorful twine or ribbon, and add a label with the list of ingredients and made-on date.

Give as gifts or enjoy on your own!


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