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 as ready-made gifts. That way both you and your friends can enjoy a little spa time at home.
Vanilla Coconut Sugar Scrub RecipePrint
- 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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Want to try another scrub? Check out our Rose Water Sugar Scrub. Also, save this sugar scrub idea for later and Pin It! 🙂
Check out our rose water sugar scrub too. I’ve used rose water in a few recipes, my favorite being gulab jamun, a rose-scented Indian dessert that is absolutely divine (seriously, give it a try). And if you’ve never purchased rose water before, you can typically find it in the baking section of your local grocer or at a health food store.