I love the smell of coconut. It makes me dream about hot days, sunny beaches and endless blue sea. So if you miss the summer, the coconut oil vanilla sugar body scrub is exactly what you need. The aroma of the coconut oil combined with the relaxing smell of the French vanilla will make you feel heavenly.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Clear glass jar, 250 ml (8.5 oz)
150 grams (5.3 oz) white sugar
5 heaped tbsp coconut oil
5 tbsp sweet almond oil
1 French vanilla pod
The white sugar hydrates, exfoliates and softens the skin.
The coconut oil moisturizes the skin and adds a great aroma to the body scrub. It contains antioxidant vitamin E. This vitamin also helps the body scrub to last longer.
The sweet almond oil is rich with vitamins A, B and E, which improve skin health and keep it younger. It is also an effective moisturizer.
Vanilla is rich in antioxidants, which prevent the free radicals to damage your skin. The smell of the body scrub is irresistible after adding the vanilla pod.
The coconut oil melts at 24 °C (76 °F). So if you are preparing the recipe in the summer, it will be liquid. Otherwise you will need to melt it. For this purpose use the water bath method.
Add the almond oil to the already melted coconut oil. I use the almond oil to make the mixture more liquid. If the temperatures are above 24 °C (76 °F) you can use only coconut oil, just double the quantity. Put 10 tbsp. instead of 5 tbsp. and skip the almond oil.
Add the French vanilla.
Add the white sugar and mix everything well. Here is the result. The mixture looks quite liquid, but if you leave it for at least 12 hours, the coconut oil will solidify. The body scrub will become liquid creamy. Don’t forget to stir the mixture before using it.
How to use the coconut oil vanilla sugar body scrub
Apply on wet skin and massage few minutes. Rinse with warm water and use a shower gel. Use it 2-3 times a week.
How long it lasts
The body scrub will last about few weeks. It depends if it is kept in a dark dry place or in the shower.
Do you like coconut oil? Have you prepared a body scrub with it?