Toasted Coconut Sugar Scrub: An exfoliating body scrub made with real coconut.
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!
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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