I am a huge fan of homemade sugar body scrubs and homemade salt body scrubs, because I love naturally exfoliating and moisturizing at the same time. I also think they make wonderful gifts for holidays and special occasions.
If I had one complaint about sugar or salt scrubs, it would be this: the grains of sugar and salt tend to disintegrate if used in a hot shower, and their exfoliating effects are minimized. I think I’ve found a solution to this — Homemade Beach Body Scrub.
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How to Make a Sand Scrub
This body scrub combines sand and coconut oil to create a richly exfoliating scrub that gently removes dead skin, while providing deep and lasting moisture, leaving you with gloriously soft and smooth skin.
To make this Homemade Beach Body Scrub, you combine equal parts sand and fractionated coconut oil. You can pick up a couple cups of sand at your nearby beach, or, if you’re landlocked like me, you can get it at your local hobby store.
If you don’t have fractionated coconut oil, you can use olive oil instead. You can also sub in regular coconut oil, just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to get it liquid before mixing.
I mixed together the sand, coconut oil, Vitamin E oil and lavender essential oil, and stored it in a clean class jar with a secure lid.
How to Apply Homemade Beach Body Scrub
Grab a handful of the scrub, and gently rub into the skin in a circular motion for 1 minute.
Just a note — this homemade beach body scrub can be more challenging to clean off than a regular sugar or salt body scrub, because of the sand. This is great for exfoliation, but no one wants to walk around with sand on their skin all day long. I recommend using a loufa or washcloth to gently wash off any remaining grains of sand.
Homemade Beach Body Scrub
- 1/2 cup sand
- 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil
- 1 tsp Vitamin E oil optional
- 20 drops Lavender essential oil optional
Combine ingredients together and store in glass jar with a secure lid.
To use, rub into skin, using circular motions, for 60 seconds. Use a washcloth to remove.