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Lime and Coconut Body Scrub Lime and Coconut Body Scrub ingredients Lime and Coconut Body Scrub DIY Lime and Coconut Body Scrub gifts Hi Guys! Today we have another fun DIY holiday gift…a Lime-Coconut Body Scrub! I love this scrub so much, it’s simple to make, smells delicious and is great for your body! It’s an all in one nourishing, moisturizing and exfoliating scrub. It only takes a few ingredients to make this scrub (plus the process is super simple) and it’s a really fun homemade holiday gift to give to friends and family. I love the combination of lime and coconut although the lime definitely dominates in this scrub. I also love using both coconut oil and avocado oil on my skin and in my hair in general. They both do wonders to your skin, and combining them with a mixture of coarse turbinado sugar and fine dark brown sugar makes a perfectly balanced and revitalizing scrub!

We don’t only use a combination of coconut oil and avocado oil because of their awesome skincare benefits, but also because coconut oil solidifies at about 75˚F or below and the addition of another oil prevents this from happening. We like this because we like our scrubs fairly wet, but if you’re someone who thinks scrubs tend to feel ‘greasy’ then we recommend either scaling the amounts of oil down by 1/3 to 1/2 OR cutting the avocado oil out completely so that the scrub itself solidifies as it sits, but once heat is added to it it’s easy to scoop out and use with less of a ‘slick’ feeling. If you don’t want to splurge on avocado oil as it can get be a little expensive, feel free to use a light olive oil (extra virgin olive oil, while rich in nutrients and great for your skin, is a little heavy for this scrub).

We love using a mix of turbinado sugar with dark brown sugar because We love the extra coarse texture of the turbinado mixed with the fine graininess of the brown sugar. It also makes for maximum exfoliation, we thinks. Just a small note that when we photographed these, I didn’t add quite enough avocado oil to the mix and my scrub solidified (still not a bad thing though!). The recipe I’ve given will actually result in a much more moist and dark scrub with a small amount of ‘excess’ oil sitting at the top, which is how I originally intended the scrub to look like!Either way, make it how you like it!

We made some cute labels to go with our body scrub because they make such awesome gifts. We made labels for the jar themselves, and for packaging. We made some extra holiday labels that you don’t see in the image just for fun:
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We also love giving little spoons with our body scrub. We found our tiny bamboo spoons on amazon right here. The jars we used were 8 oz plastic jars we found on amazon, unfortunately it seems to be out of stock, but any 8 oz jar will do. In fact, it doesn’t have to be 8 ounces at all, it could be any size.

You can find the Lime and Coconut Body Scrub Labels right here, and the holiday labels right here! For the Lime and Coconut Body scrub labels we used Avery Oval Labels. For the holiday labels we used Avery Round Labels. All you need to do in download the label designs and go to avery.com/print to print them out!

I’m so excited about this scrub and definitely plan on making a huge batch later this week to hand out to my own family and friends! Enjoy!  xx, Jenny

 

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Lime-Coconut Body Scrub
Makes 4 cups

Ingredients:
1 cup coconut oil, liquefied
1/2 cup avocado oil
3 cups turbinado sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
zest of 4 limes

1. In a small bowl whisk together coconut and avocado oils.
2. Pour all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir together until sugars and zest are fully saturated and the mixture has been evenly combined.
3. Scoop into small jars and tightly seal. Scrub will stay fresh for 2 to 3 months.

 

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  1. Lydia Not Specified Not Specified

    Is there a substitute I can use for the avocado oil? Also, could I just use normal granulated sugar instead of turbinado sugar?

  2. Robyn Not Specified Not Specified

    This is amazing!!! Wow! A lovely gift!
    I’ve not seen avocado oil in the shops here but will look out for it!

  3. Bev @ Bev Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Oooooo I’m all all all all over this! I mean it’s all all all all over me.

    That was confusing.

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  5. The slow pace Not Specified Not Specified

    What a lovely idea! And I’m sure it smells amazing!
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  7. Lucie @ BCtinykitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    I have no idea where to buy the Turbinado sugar from… the health food shop near work is drawing a blank. Would demarera do the trick?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Turbinado sugar is the same as “sugar in the raw”. You can find it in the baking aisle at almost all grocery stores. Demerara is a great substitute, as it is still super coarse!

  8. Jillian L Not Specified Not Specified

    I just want to eat this scrub. Or make cookies. Sounds fantastic though!

  9. Mareike Not Specified Not Specified

    Where do u buy the oil? In the cooking section or as beauty product?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      You can go either route, I do both…but lately I’ve been buying it online (as a beauty product)…it’s the best deal. I just bought an entire quart for 15.00!

  10. Adam Not Specified Not Specified

    Such a great gift idea! My mom and sisters would love this, thanks for the inspiration!

  11. julie felsing Not Specified Not Specified

    So going to. Do this

  12. Vanessa Not Specified Not Specified

    Just mixed this up. Can’t wait to try it! It mostly smells like brown sugar, although the limes smelled strong when I was zesting them.

  13. Susan Hauge Not Specified Not Specified

    You could probably substitute almond oil. I buy it for a really reasonable price from Puritans Pride.

  14. John G Not Specified Not Specified

    Made a batch of this using the coconut oil and light olive oil as you said could be substituted. Found Avacado Oil at Acme of all places for about 12 bucks for a decent sized can. The scrub works better than anything I have used before. I have dry skin and when you get out of the shower after using this you’re not even cold because the oil hydrates and insulates your skin. Making a 2nd batch tomorrow with the avocado oil and an extra lime zest, fantastic stuff. For just yourself, I recommend the Ziploc screw top containers, cheap and easy to find.

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  16. Brianna Not Specified Not Specified

    I made this scrub ad loved it, but be REALLY careful about going into the sun after using it. The lime really intensifies the sun’s rays si I have a really splotchy dark tan on my hands and legs.

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