Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

This coconut lime sugar scrub will soften your skin while you enjoy the fragrance of lime citrus and coconut.

After a long day, I love to relax with a cuppa hot tea and a nice bath. We just moved to a new house that has the biggest bathtub. It is one of my favorite things in the house.

But as soon as the weather turns a little colder I notice my skin seems to get dryer. It is my excuse to tell hubby I need a long hot bath. Then I get out my coconut lime sugar scrub. You can go to the store and purchase a jar of scrub, but you will be paying a lot more for it and there will be ingredients that you might not want to put on your body.   

By making your own recipe, you choose what goes into it,  and also they make great gifts for the holidays. These can be made any time of year and you can change up the fragrance accordingly with essential oils.

Coconut lime sugar scrub for showers, hostess gifts, holidays and teacher gifts

How to Make Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

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I chose to make a coconut lime sugar scrub this time because I love the two fragrances and they remind me of my key lime cupcakes I make. It’s super easy, you just get some coconut oil, or almond oil if you prefer and mix in some sugar (I chose turbinado sugar because it has a larger granular over white granulated.) Then I mixed in some lime essential oil and lime zest and that’s it. I also included some coconut flakes stirred in.

This will keep in the refrigerator for several months, but don’t leave it on the bathroom shelf since it has no preservatives and the oil will go rancid after a while.

You can get any mason jar that is cute from Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Joann’s or even some ball jars from the grocery store like I used here. These would be great hostess gifts in the smaller 4 oz mason jars to give for the holidays,  bridal gifts, teacher gifts or for the next Tea Party you have.

Recipe for Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

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Recipe: Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

A Fresh Citrus Sugar Body Scrub to soften your skin. Make it for your personal use or give as gifts. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: DIY
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut lime scrub, sugar scrub
Servings: 1 Cup
Author: Candi Elm
Cost: $3


  • Glass jar


  • 1 cup of Turbinado Sugar (sugar in the raw)
  • 1/4 cup of melted Coconut Oil (or almond oil)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Flaked Coconut (optional)
  • Lime Zest
  • 8 drops of Lime Essential Oil


  • Melt the coconut oil in a bowl in the microwave.
  • Add 1 cup of sugar to it and stir.
  • Add the flaked coconut and lime zest.
  • Add the Essential oil and Stir.
  • Spoon into a cute jar, Put a ribbon around it and keep it refrigerated.


Keep refrigerated so the coconut oil stays combined.
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  1. Candi – I love recipes so finding this was a gem. I'm curious to find out what brand of essential oils you use. Please check out these therapeutic grade essential oils you might want to use in your homemade products. Will definitely keep in touch. Blessings to you – Essential Oil Lover – Tina
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  2. II love lime cupcakes! Oh, I am so going to try making this but I just got to try to find coconut oil here in Poland.

  3. Hmmmm….I may have trouble not eating it! No but this sounds like a great scrub!!!
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  4. This sounds heavenly!

    I have made bath salts in the past and these don't sound too difficult to make either! Sounds like they would make great gifts. Especially for moms! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I would like to see a Lavender and Vanilla one please and something that a man would not mind using as my son loves to use scrubs. I will be using and making this as it is healthy and something my son and I can do together. Plus it makes nice gifts he can give to his teachers.
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  6. OHHHH my…this sounds just perfect. With our hard winter my skin NEEDS a refresher. I have almost all the ingredients. Looking forward to making this recipe. THANK YOU~
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    1. Its hard to find bath time, I actually switch it back and forth. I use it in the shower also, then I feel great and don't need lotion when I get out.

  7. Seems so easy to make! I'll have to try it out. My skin is so dry now from the winter.
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  8. I can smell the aroma just by imagining it! I'm a huge bath fan and usually use epsom salt. How do you use a sugar scrub? Do you actually scrub it on? Or can I just add it to my bath as a soak?
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  9. Oh I want to try to make this. I sell Avon and have fallen in love with the lemon sugar scrub. Why spend all that money even with my discount when I could make a lemon coconut sugar scrub. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Wow, that is an amazing idea! I wouldn't have thought to make my own. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will try this and give it as a birthday gift.
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  11. I have been wanting to try a good sugar scrub. Any other good scrub recipes?
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  12. That sounds SO awesome! I would love to make this because the smell would remind me of Jamaica and I love going back even if it is only in my mind!
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  13. I am thrilled to find this post since my teenage daughter has been on the recent kick of concocting her own recipes and beauty products. She will adore these smells together. I love that making your own keeps out the nasty products that fill the shelves of our stores and that as we create the recipes, we are bonding together. We're going to try this one tonight!

  14. Mmm this sounds delicious and so easy to make! My 4 girls will love it and will also occupy them during the holidays! thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. This looks like a wonderful gift to make, and it is perfect for my home here in Hawaii! We are never short on Coconut Oil here in our home, I would just need the lime essential oil. I would love to read about an a scrub involving orange in the future, I find citrus scents so invigorating! I enjoyed your comment on my page, thank you and I wish for you are your family to complete some future traveling dreams!

  16. I can't help but want to taste this!! Yum – thanks for this recipe. Last Christmas we gave out a warm vanilla sugar body scrub and a Lemon one, too. Both with coconut oil. This recipe should make for a great refill/repeat gift!

  17. What a great scrub! I made a peppermint sugar scrub for Christmas, and have been loving it, but am ready to switch to a different scent in hopes of making summer show up! This sounds perfect, thanks for sharing


  18. I never thought to make my own all natural scrubs. This looks like a great scrub and I have all the ingredients in my pantry. I will need to make this next weekend for a spa day with myself. Thanks for the great recipe.

  19. Candi, this sounds great! I love coconut lime scented bath products too. I haven't used a sugar scrub in ages since my current home only has a shower (and I long for a bathtub!) and it's not as relaxing to sit in the shower and scrub. Pinning this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  20. This sugar scrub sounds good enough to eat! I've never tried one before but that's mostly because I can't bring myself to pay money on something like this.. It's a great idea to make your own and the perfect opportunity for me to try it! Thanks for sharing!
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  21. This scent sounds awesome! I have made my own scrubs before, but I dont' have any cool scents to put in them. I'll have to put that on my list. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  22. There are SO many unique DIY projects I'm learning about these days. I never thought about doing this one. The last natural product I made from home was for a sugar-based wax, for my eyebrows. It lasted a long time too. I just covered it with aluminum foil and put it in the refrigerator, then reheated it a little to be able to use it. I really liked that one. I have bought those scrubs from specialty stores and they are pricey. I might just have to give this one a try.

  23. I love this! That just looks like it smells fantastic. I've been checking out different recipes for body scrubs…my sister made me a honey scrub for Christmas and I loved it – thanks for the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

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