I love coconut.
I love vanilla.
And sometimes I
secretly wish I could take a bath in coconut + vanilla because I just can’t get enough of the combined scent! Luckily, with my homemade vanilla body scrub I can!!
This scrub only requires a few basic household ingredients and takes just a few moments to whip together. It is well worth your time – trust me – both your skin and your nose will thank you 🙂
This scrub has a coconut oil base and I know what you’re thinking….don’t most people cook with coconut oil? Well, yes (I cook with it quite often). But coconut oil also works wonders naturally softening/moisturizing skin, hair, and cuticles. In fact, I have one tub in my kitchen and one in my bathroom. I have found coconut oil to be so gentle (no added mysterious chemicals) and moisturizing that most nights I slather my cuticles and any other dry skin spots with it so that I wake up the next morning feeling soft and supple all over!
Anyways, enough babbling about how ridiculously awesome coconut oil is and let’s talk about this body scrub.
1.5 cups Epsom salt
1 cup Coconut Oil (heated on the stove top)
2 Tablespoons Vitamin E
2 Tablespoons clear vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons shredded coconut (chopped)
Directions: Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container in a cool location. Slather on coconut vanilla deliciousness and scrub away dead skin cells & dry flakes. The Epsom salt will exfoliate while the coconut oil and vitamin E will hydrate & lock in moisture. Rinse with warm water. Take a moment to enjoy how wonderful you now feel and smell!
Go ahead and try it out! This homemade coconut vanilla body scrub is an inexpensive spa treatment that every sweet + chic lady (or fellow) deserves 🙂