Monday, March 5, 2012

DIY Sugar Scrub

I’m a self-proclaimed beauty addict and product junkie, this is not new news! But with a little one, just getting out of the house can be a huge ordeal, let alone actually making to a store and getting uninterrupted time to browse products. So today I have decided to take matters in my own hands! I’m getting Pretty In The Pantry!  

My skin has been so dry lately.

Which is not a cute look…

Especially after a week old spray tan.

Enough said?!

So a gentle sugar scrub was just what I needed.  I am obsessed with all things coconut so that was the flavor scent that I chose. I seriously had to stop myself from eating this. It smells so yummy.  Ok, fine, I admit it, I tasted it…and it’s GOOD!

Vanilla Coconut Sugar Scrub

½ cup coconut oil
½ cup sugar (I used plain old granulated white sugar, but you can use cane, raw or brown)
¼ -½ tsp Coconut extract*
¼-½ tsp Vanilla extract*

*I used McCormick brand, just like you get in the baking aisle.
Mix all ingredients together.  That’s it.  5 min, maybe less, you’re done!

Tip: You don’t have to measure the ingredients if you don’t want to. You can simply add sugar and oil until desired consistency is achieved then add extracts little by little until you get the desired fragrance.

Warning! Extremely soft hands may result while making this recipe!

This makes a really cute gift too.

I had no idea how many beauty treatments I could actually concoct in my own kitchen. So hopefully, Pretty in the Pantry will be a regular post here. Let me know if you try this scrub and want more recipes. 


  1. Im totally trying this!! I JUST bought coconut oil for a recipe!! Glad I can use it for pretty too!

  2. SO I went to use my coconut oil and its solid...kinda like a shortening - did that happen to you? Or ws yours liquid?

    1. Yes, but when I added the sugar it came together nicely. I've been keeping my scrub in the shower and the heat and steam has made it more liquid like an oil, so I ended up adding more sugar.