Vanilla Coconut Lime Homemade Scrub

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By Anna Marikar

Let us show you how to make this gorgeous home made exfoliation scrub that’s perfect for summer.

This DIY recipe for Vanilla Coconut Lime Scrub has all natural ingredients, and there are only four of them. It’s a great way to get your skin ready for summer – and it smells so good!

Coconut and lime is one of my favorite combinations, and with the vanilla too this scrub is just delicious

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This homemade natural scrub is great for exfoliating dry skin, whether on your hands, feet or your entire body.

It will leave your skin smooth, silky, soft and refreshed. The coconut oil soothes and moisturises the skin while the lime gives the scrub and energising and fresh scent.

Lime is also an anti oxidant and contains plenty of vitamin C.

The natural texture of the sugar provides the exfoliation.

Let’s go into summer with beautiful clear skin, soft and exfoliated all over.

Coconut and Lime Body Scrub Ingredients

This homemade scrub contains just four ingredients that are all super easy to find at your local supermarket.

So, if you’re looking for a simple homemade scrub, that is not intimidating to put together, this recipe is perfect for you. Bonus – It is really quick to throw this scrub together!

To get the best results from a DIY scrub recipe, you need to use good quality ingredients, so get a nice quality product for each ingredient you buy.

4 ingredients for diy body scrub

You will need the following ingredients

  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • ¼ Cup coconut oil
  • 1 large lime
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste

DIRECTIONS: How To Make Your Own Natural Body Scrub With Coconut And Lime

Today I am going to give you a recipe for a homemade scrub that you can use as a natural alternative to expensive scrubs and body washes.

It’s really satisfying to use a product that you’ve made yourself, and you know exactly what the package contains, without any chemicals, additives or unnatural preservatives

diy coconut lime body scrub exfoliator

First, add your cup of white sugar to a medium mixing bowl.

Then, in a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the coconut oil in the microwave at 10 second intervals until it is melted.

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If the coconut oil got too warm, allow it to cool. Then, pour the melted coconut oil into the sugar.

Using a microplane, zest the entire lime into the bowl.

zesting lime

Cut the lime in half and squeeze half the lime to the sugar mixture.

Add the vanilla paste to your mixture.

mixing ingredients for coconut lime body scrub

Once all four ingredients have been added, as above, whisk your mixture together until everything is well combined.

diy coconut lime body scrub

Store your scrub mixture into a container with a tight-fitting lid such as a mason jar.

To use: Scoop out a small amount into clean hands.

Scrub onto your body to exfoliate and rinse thoroughly.

homemade exfoliating body scrub for summer

If you are using this scrub in the shower, the oil can be slippery if too much is used so take care. Start out with a small amount and take more as needed. Clean the tub after using to avoid slips and falls.

How Long Can You Store This DIY Body Scrub?

Due to their acidic nature, limes are natural preservatives so this can be stored for a few weeks – and even longer in the refrigerator.

Can I use Sugar Scrub on my Face?

If using on your face, be sure to gently rub in a circular motion.

Do not rub hard. Also, do not leave it on too long and rinse immediately.

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Anna is a Wales-based writer and graduate from SOAS University of London.
As the voice behind On Your Journey, she empowers women to embrace holistic well-being and spiritual growth through her expert insights into wellness and symbolism.
When she isn't writing thought-provoking articles, you'll find her busy crafting and raising her 4 children.

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