Jars of coconut oil are HUGE.
I have one, and I think it will take me 3 years to get through it if I only use it for cooking. I’m not 100% on the coconut flavor bandwagon, so I still use other oils for cooking a lot of the time.
Anyway, I know you can use coconut oil for a lot of things. I think I saw a homemade scrub from Alyssa before (I am definitely not reinventing the wheel), but then Caitlin brought it up during our GenerationKNOW shoot. I have no clue how we got on the topic of coconut oil scrubs since that was not the topic of the day.
I have VERY dry skin. My mom too. I put on lotion every day, and still my legs are scaly. I was a little intimidated by the idea of making my own scrub, but I’m also not working full time and the desire to not spend money on beauty products won out.
This is SO easy.
2 Ingredient Coconut Oil Body Scrub
Ingredients:1/2 cup coconut oil 3/4 cup can sugar (course sugar works best, use whatever you have) Optional 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Scoop the coconut oil into a 1/2 cup measuring spoon (mine was very eyeballed because I didn’t smash it down smooth) and then place in a microwave save bowl.
Microwave coconut oil for about 20 seconds and then add sugar and optional almond extract.
Stir with a spoon until well mixed, then use!
I used mined all over my body in the shower and it was AWESOME. I didn’t even put on moisturizer afterward and my skin was so smooth! I experimented putting some in my hair, which totally eliminated any frizz, but make sure you wash it out well so your hair doesn’t look greasy!
This will separate and harden up, but the minute you scoop it into your hands or turn on the hot water in the shower it’s ready to use again.
Hello, easiest homemade beauty product ever.
- Have you ever made a beauty product at home?
- What’s your favorite moisturizer?