Weekend Beauty 101: Chocolate Coconut Sugar Scrub

Thanks grassmuncher, Rachel, for this awesome DIY scrub request!

Skin is weird. Oftentimes, in the summer, our skin tends to become dehydrated. Air conditioning and excessive sun exposure all lead to dry skin. On the other hand,  some may think that winter might be the polar opposite (don’t excuse the pun — it’s clever) but that’s not the case. Freezing temperatures, low humidity and furnace-blasted air leave most of us with dry, red and itchy skin. So what’s an epidermis-covered being supposed to do!?

Thankfully, there are always natural home DIY remedies to serve and save. When your skin is on the line — it’s moisture time.

One of our fabulous readers requested this sweet scrub. Being the guinea pig that I am, I accepted the remedy test graciously!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (in solid form)
  • 1/6 cup almond oil
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • A few drops of coconut extract or essential oil

1. Mix ingredients together in a bowl.

I kind of just wanted to mix in a pound of oatmeal -- is that weird?

Oils galore!


Um... yum?

2. Hope in the shower and scrub away!

3. Rinse well.

The measurements called for this recipe is meant for one shower. It’s easy enough to whip up that you don’t really need to worry about keeping the solution on hand.

I’m not going to lie… I was a little skeptical about this scrub at first because of all the oil. To my surprise, it was quite the opposite. Not only was it fun to scrub all over myself but it was kind of silly to watch the brown cocoa water droplets bead down my oily skin!

I dried off and immediately felt a new softness to my skin. I monitored my skin for the remainder of the evening and noticed that I didn’t even need to apply lotion to my previously winter-dried skin. The first thing I discovered were my elbows. Yes, my wenis was moist. HA. But seriously, no lotion required.

I still prefer my DIY lemon body scrub over this one for my feet. The graininess in the lemon body scrub is larger which is better when it comes to exfoliating the rougher skin on the bottom of your foot. Other than that — this remedy is a great alternative to pricey and unnatural over-the-counter solutions.

Want me to test out a beauty treatment that you’ve been a little skeptical about? Share in a comment and we’ll be sure to post about it!

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2 Responses to Weekend Beauty 101: Chocolate Coconut Sugar Scrub

  1. Is this used only to rehydrate not cleanse?

    • elyssa says:

      Yes. This mixture is not a cleansing solution. I followed up with with body wash after using the scrub. Great question!

      Thanks, Cheryl.

      – E

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