Scrubbing Up – Coconut & Sweet Citrus Scrub

A few months ago, I was given a beautiful salt scrub by a girlfriend. It was moisturising, smelt divine and had the perfect level of exfoliation … in no time I was scratching the bottom of the jar. For the next few weeks I went on a little mission to find a replacement scrub, but all I found was overpriced scrubs ($45 for a small jar!? – really?) or scrubs that smelt like bathroom sprays. I decided I needed to make my own…

What you’ll need?

  • 1 Cup of Solid Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • 2 Cups Epsom or Sea Salts
  • Essential Oil of your choice (I used a Sweet Orange & Jasmine Oil)
  • Citrus rind of your choice (I used lemon) – optional
  • Jars for storage


  1. Place the solid coconut oil, epsom salts and 5 drops of essential oils into a bowl and mix.
  2. Peel rind from your choice of citrus and mix in bowl. For a bigger citrus hit, fine grate the rind and combine well into your mixture.
  3. Transfer the mixture into an airtight container – top with more citrus peels.


  • For a gentler scrub replace the salts for sugar.
  • The rule of coconut oil to salt/sugar is 1:2.
  • Don’t like coconut oil? replace it with grapeseed, almond, olive or jojoba oil.
  • Add a ribbon and tag for a beautiful and useful homemade gift.


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One thought on “Scrubbing Up – Coconut & Sweet Citrus Scrub

  1. henryfacebeauty says:

    Looks super easy! Great post.

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