By now I’m sure you know that I LOOOOOOVE a good scrub! This Lime Coconut Sugar Scrub recipe is no exception. The sugar gently scrubs away dry, dead skin while the coconut oil bathes your body in moisture. And the lime scent? Oh-so perfect for a refreshing summer fragrance! It’s a perfect little combo, friends!
Grab your supplies and let’s get this Lime Coconut Sugar Scrub going!
- 2 cups Sugar
- 1 cup Coconut Oil
- 1 cup Sweet Almond Oil
- Between 20-30 teaspoons Lime Essential Oil
- Pinch of Woodland Green Mica Powder
Begin by mixing the mica powder into the sugar. You’ll only need a pinch of color because as you add in the oils, the color will deepen.
Next, add the coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and lime essential oil to the sugar mixture. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and will melt with skin contact. To mix it into the sugar you can either mash it little by little with a wooden spoon (it will slowly soften and blend into the mixture), or you can heat it slightly to soften it and mix it quicker.
Continue to mix and mash together the ingredients until all have been evenly incorporated and you’re left with a beautiful, bright green sugar mix.
You’re done when the mixture looks like a brighter version of soft guacamole (but smells like sweet, citrusy limes).
Scoop the sugar scrub mixture into lidded containers (I used mason jars because I love them!) and use as need to polish your skin to smooth perfection!
Let us know if you try out this recipe or any others from our blog!
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How does this keep..Do we need to store it in the fridge and how long will it keep….Also what about shipping? Does it ship O K
There is not preservative in the recipe, so it is designed to be used within 2 weeks. We would also recommend packaging very tight/carefully as the scrub is loose, so you just want to make sure it doesn’t leak if shipping!
Love ur scrub recipes! Thank you for sharing them with us!
Sounds wonderful cannot wait to try it..
Where does one find woodland green mica powder, lime essential oil, sweet almond oil, and the coconut oil to make this? Coconut oil comes in solids and it is not clear what type this recipe uses.
You can purchase all of the ingredients directly from our main site– http://www.bulkapothecary.com 🙂
Can this be used on your face also?
You can– just know that the face can be very sensitive, so use sparingly and be sure to keep out of eyes/mouth!
Wouldn’t a preservative need to be added?
You can certainly add a preservative to extend the shelf life if you don’t plan on using the product right away!
If a preservative is to be used in body scrubs what is your recommendation. Thanks
You can use this Germaben ii http://www.bulkapothecary.com/raw-ingredients/preservatives/germaben-ii.html
What kind of preservative would you use and what is the shelf life on this scrub without one? Thank you!
Hi Desiree! The shelf-life without a preservative is 2-4 weeks and you can use the Germaben ii at http://www.bulkapothecary.com/raw-ingredients/preservatives/germaben-ii.html
Re: Sugar scrubs and Salt scrubs
I would like to extend the shelf life by adding a preservative. What do I look for on your site for a preservative and how long does it extend the life of scrubs? Making these as gifts.
Hi Suzie! You can use Germaben ii located at http://www.bulkapothecary.com/raw-ingredients/preservatives/germaben-ii.html to extend the shelf life.
you mentioned I can add a preservative to the scrubs to last longer but what kind of preservative can I add and how much do I add…thanks looking forward to trying some of these wonderful recipes and making some as gifts so I need them to last longer than 2 weeks..thanks karrie
Glad to know that you like the recipes! You can use the Germaben ii located at http://www.bulkapothecary.com/raw-ingredients/preservatives/germaben-ii.html in a quantity of 0.3 – 1% of the completed mixture.
thanks for your responce…i’m not clear on how much to use of the preservative, for this recipe should I use 1 tsp, 1 tablespoon?
This recipe can make around 16 oz of the scrub. You can find 1 % of 16 oz. which would be 0.16 oz. and add that amount of preservation to the mixture.
Is there a benefit to adding the mic a powder besides making it green?
Great question! To our knowledge no, other than it being a natural coloring agent.
Happy Bulking Edwina!
Coconut sugar is a good alternative and definitely healthier sweetener. I’ll definitely give these a try soon.
How much sweet almond oil and lime essential oil are used in this recipe? For some reason I’m seeing question marks instead of numbers there. Also, if using fragrance oil instead of essential oil, how much would be recommended?
I apologize, the errors were corrected; it’s:
1 cup Sweet Almond Oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Lime Essential Oil
I use my scrubs much longer than two weeks without a preservative and have had no problem. Why the short shelf life?
For best use, we recommend 2 weeks; if you can guarantee that no moisture or water will enter the scrub, you are free to use it for as it lasts.