Using just a few everyday ingredients from your kitchen, you can whip up delightful sugar and salt scrubs for any occasion. Salt is a little more abrasive than sugar but either one will leave your skin smooth and soft. Be sure to use finely ground salt or sugar for better exfoliation. Essential oils are optional, but certain fragrances offer different health benefits.

Sugar Scrub 


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut oil
Essential oils (optional)  

Blend the sugar and coconut oil in a small bowl. If using coconut oil in solid form, melt for 15 – 20 seconds in the microwave before blending. Add essential oils. Store in a jar with an airtight lid. 

If your scrub looks a little dry, simply add more oil. 

Grapeseed and jojoba are thin oils and have little fragrance

Coconut, vegetable, canola and sweet almond oils are medium and have a slight fragrance.