Coconut Oil Body Scrub

Coconut Oil Body Scrub
Well, it’s better late than never but I’m finally joining the coconut oil craze! I’ve been hearing about coconut oil for a while but I just recently tried it. Let me just say, this stuff is amazing! (I’m not sure if this is a great brand, but it’s what I found at my grocery store.)

Coconut Oil can be used for everything. Here’s a short list of things coconut oil is good for:

  • Bug bites
  • Use as a sunscreen (normally you wouldn’t put oil on but coconut oil is different)
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Moisturizer (face and body)
  • Makeup remover
  • Hair conditioner
  • Leather cleaner
  • Furniture polish
  • Use it in foods
  • and the list goes on!

Today I wanted to share a quick and easy body scrub using coconut oil. You’re skin will feel amazing after using this.

You only need 2 ingredients:

1 cup coconut oil (I now use Nutiva Organic coconut oil)

3/4 cup sugar (you can use whatever sugar you have. Cane sugar, white sugar, etc.)

Other things that you can add are a few drops of vitamin E oil, almond oil, any essential oil you have that smells good can be added. I had some lavender oil that we use in our hot tub. I put a few drops in my scrub and it smells great!

I don’t use a body scrub everyday but usually around once a week. It helps remove all those dead skin cells and leaves your skin feeling smooth.

Have you tried coconut oil? If you do, I’d love to hear how you use coconut oil?

Beauty For the Heart~~Do you ever compare yourself to other people? I think as women we struggle with this. We like to use the “if only”. If only I was skinnier, if only I was younger, if only I had more money, if only, if only, if only……..

Let me remind you of Psalm 139:13-14,“For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made.”

Your are wonderfully made by God himself! Don’t get hung up on the “if only”. Remember that our true beauty comes from within!

Have a blessed day!

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  1. really enjoying our coconut oil for so many things. Most have already been mentioned but my husband has a beautiful neatly trimmed beard that he uses the coconut oil on. it is great massaged into the skin beneath the beard as well as a dressing for the beard. it makes it glisten, actually. as an all purpose moisturizer, topical healing balm for scratches, feet and hands/ smoothing elbows, dental pulling. And as mentioned by others treatment for the scalp. we use so many different products on our hair that can produce buildup and it does a healing cleanse of our scalp.
    well, I guess I have said enough.

  2. I need name brand of coconut oils yall use…I know some are better than others and I would love it with a coconut smell

  3. Hi cyndi
    I use coconut oil after my shower my shower and it keeps my skin soft throughout the year. I also use it as a moisturizer on my face morning and night. I spray lavender toner first and then the oil. I purchase the coconut oil from liv purely.com. And it comes in vanilla scent. All natural. I have rencently started adding other oils from coastal classic creations. They have and an anti aging oil called coastal rain and pomegranate serum. I use all three every day. Your skin absorbs it so it never looks oily. I use there mineral powders and I love how it makes my skin feel. It helps to soften wrinkles and face lines. The best part is no toxins. Thank you for all you do for us.

  4. I absolutely love coconut oil! I use it daily on my face as a moisturizer. I also use it to take off my makeup in the evening. I have very dry skin, so I use my regular moisturizer which is rather pricey, then I put on the coconut oil. I do this twice a day, and put the coconut oil all over my face at bedtime. I’ve seen a huge difference in my lines and wrinkles around my mouth. Though they’re not gone. (I so wish! )They certainly are softer, and less noticeable. My skin also has a definite glow since I have started using the coconut oil. I just scoop some out of the large jar that it comes in, and I put some in a smaller jar in my bathroom. I have found that it makes my make up go on more smoothly and blends better too.
    Thank you for the recipe for the body scrub. I’m definitely going to try it. I can’t say enough good things about coconut oil!
    Thank you again, and have a blessed day!

  5. Hey Teri! This makes enough for me to keep in my shower and it depends how much you use. I use it once a week and it will last a month or so. I keep it in a small glass dish with a plastic lid.
    I hope that helps! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Cyndi

  6. This sounds great,my question is, is the amount you make for one shower?? If not what do you do with the remainder??How do you store it? Thank you love your blog 🙂 Teri

  7. I use it for a body moisturizer (it’s amazing, it absorbs wonderfully, don’t be shy ladies), hair conditioner (leave in and wash out), scrub, lip balm… Everything. Coconut oil is AMAZING.

  8. I’ve been using coconut oil for the last 2 weeks as a facial cleaner. Smooth it on and then wipe it off with hot water and a wash cloth. My son’s acne is clearing up too. I mix it in a little jar with vitamin e oil, it’s a great eye cream/lip cream. I use my hand mixer with the oil vitamin e cream and body lotion. The softness lasts forever!!

  9. Hi Cyndy,
    I ce been using coconut oil for over a year now for cooking, baking,Mobutu invented used it longer than that for making my deodorant! Just mix equal parts oil, cornstarch, and baking soda. It is NOT an antiperspirant. I some times use the same formula as a facial scrub too!

  10. I have heard and read that pure coconut oil massaged into the scalp every night and gently shampooed out in the morning will eliminate the scaly buildup and redness from seborrhea dermatitis.

  11. Hi Cyndi – I make my own body scrub with coconut oil and sugar as well. I also add 2 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice and then as much lemon zest as I can get off the fresh lemon – it adds an extra zest to the body scrub!

    Thanks for your wonderful posts!

    Lori

  12. I have been using coconut oil for shaving. I dry brush before getting in the bath and then use the oil to shave. It is a wonderful moisturizer.

  13. I put mine in my Kitchenaid with the whipping attachment. I whip it until it has the consistency of Buttercream Icing. I like the way that it applies better, plus it doubles in size!

  14. I was turned on to coconut oil a few months ago by my hairdresser. I have thick, course hair that I was using several products on to get it smooth. Since using the coconut oil, I don’t have to use anything else! By the way, Cyndi, I love your blog and your sweet spirit.

  15. Thank you for posting this!! I have heard that coconut oil is good for eczema and my kids and I all have it badly. Definitely going to try this!

  16. I was at the grocery store earlier and happened to see all the hair products with coconut oil! Funny how you posted this the day I started looking into it 🙂 I’m gonna try some too. Thx for sharing .

  17. I have been using coconut oil on my 7 year old daughter’s skin. She has keratosis pilaris, which gives the skin a bumpy appearance, especially on her arms. We have tried so many over the counter creams as well as prescription creams from the dermatologist, yet nothing helped, until we tried the coconut oil.

  18. Ok, I’m going to jump into the coconut oil too! I had only heard of cooking with it, but am now going to look up other fun uses. It is on my shopping list! Thank you for the reminder about comparing ourselves with others! This is something I really struggled with in the past as a younger women and still creeps in from time to time now even as I mature. This is also another great thing for me to remind my daughters of! Blessings!

    Krista

  19. I just bought my first jar of coconut oil last week – but to use for stir fry! I didn’t tell my hubby what I was using and twice now he said – wow, you have been making some great veggies!! Yea! Now to try it out on me!!! 🙂 Thanks for the tip!

  20. I have been using coconut oil as a body moisturizer and love it. It is great using something natural and free of chemicals on my skin. I can’t wait to make and try this body scrub. I use it in cooking now, too. Thanks for the recipe!

  21. It’s a fantastic hair conditioner. I work about 1-2 tbsp through my hair and leave it overnight. I wash it out in the morning. It’s AMAZING! Plus it smells good too! 🙂 You can use a hairdryer to speed up the process, but I think overnight works the best.

  22. My daughter and I are planning to get some for at home hair treatments. Glad to know about the other uses! I should be using a body scrub, too. I’ll add it to my list. Thanks so much for sharing.