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06 March 2017

Coconut Salt Scrub Recipe

Our weather has been crazy here in Ohio.  Last week, it was 74 degrees one day and 47 with flurries the next day!  Those few days we had in the 60s and 70s made me have spring fever really bad, and now I can't wait until summer.  I'm very much a person who associates smells with memories, so I made this yummy smelling coconut salt scrub recipe for the delicious scent of summer.  My skin needs some serious exfoliation after so many months of dry air, and this was just what I needed.  I used it on my arms, legs, and feet.  My feet get so dry in the winter, but this perked my skin right back up so I could wear my beloved flip flops again.  I used salt in this recipe because my skin really needed a good exfoliation.  If you're not sure if you should use sugar or salt in a body scrub, be you can read more about salt scrubs vs sugar scrubs here.  I didn't make this with sugar, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.  You may need less oil or more sugar, but it should still work the same.

coconut salt scrub recipe

Coconut Salt Scrub Recipe

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You'll Need:

  • 1.5 cups of coconut oil
  • 1 cup sea salt or Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup vitamin E oil or sweet almond oil


    The basic recipe to make a coconut salt scrub is to use 2 cups of oil and 1 cup of salt.  I chose to use a combination of sea salt and Epsom salt because I wanted the abrasiveness of the sea salt and the magnesium from the Epsom salt.  

    You could use all coconut oil, but I used some vitamin E oil to thin the coconut oil a little bit.  I also wanted some extra vitamin E because my feet were really dry and starting to get callouses.  This is personal preference.  You can use just about any carrier oil that you have on hand.  

    Just mix the oils and salts together and stir well.  Since the coconut oil has such a wonderful smell, you don't need to add any essential oils or fragrance oils.  You could add a few drops of pineapple fragrance oil for a pina colada inspired salt scrub if you want to.  

    To use, scoop out about 2 tablespoons to 1/4 of a cup and rub in circles all over your dry areas.  Rinse well.  You can do this before you shower if you don't like the oily feel afterwards, but be careful because it can make your shower slippery.  I like to use it in the shower and let the oil really soak in to soften my skin.  

Learn how to make 30 different body scrubs in my ebook, Body Scrubs!

If you like this coconut salt scrub recipe, then you'll love these:
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.