Homemade Chocolate Coconut Sugar Scrub.
I made you something that you can put on your face and eat!
Okay. You really shouldn’t eat it. I mean, if push came to shove, you totally could.
I wouldn’t exactly recommend it though. Shhhhh.
I mentioned in my October favorites how quickly we blew through the tree hut sugar scrub. I say “we” (even though I initially thought it was just “I”) because my husband outed himself in the comments and said he had used quite a bit of it himself. It made sense because I KNEW I didn’t use it all. Sneaky sneaky.
Now that I’m back in sugar scrub mode, I wanted to make my own and obviously chose a flavor (err… scent?) that would leave me hungry. Or starving. Or at least craving sugar.
I’ve used coconut oil as a moisturizer for years, but there is something else that happens when you combine it with an exfoliant and use it as a scrub. Holy freaking soft skin. I AM IN LOVE! I’ve been using this for over a week and completely adore it. I may never buy a scrub again!
Not only should you make this for yourself right this second, but you can make one giant batch and dump it in cute little jars and string them with pretty ribbons for homemade gifts. You are probably way more crafty than me and can decorate these jars all cute and stuff. Can I hire you to make me pretty things please?
Homemade Chocolate Coconut Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil in solid form
- 1/3 cup almond oil
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- a few drops of coconut extract or essential oil
- Add all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix until combined. I like to mix with the back of a spoon until the coconut oil all breaks down and no chunks remaining. If desired, top the scrub with a few chocolate chips or cacao nibs before packaging.
- To use the scrub, simply rub it over your skin and wash off! FYI: I do not use this on my face. I do use it on my lips though – so perfect! As long as you are using this once a week or every other, it should stay fine at room temperature.
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Know what this reminds me of? Brownie batter. That’s what it smells like. It’s brownie body batter!
131 Comments on “Homemade Chocolate Coconut Sugar Scrub.”
This is straight up dangerous!!
Dangerous for rough skin maybe. But that’s it.
Omg, I love this! I’ve made my own sugar scrubs a few times, and I used coconut oil too. I can’t ever get the oil/sugar ratio the way I want it though. I was considering giving up and buying some until I saw this. Definitely going to try it!
DAAANG! I had already planned on making sugar scrub for my co-workers and my daughter’s teachers for Christmas this year. Now I know what flavor is going out to them! BIG THANKS for posting this. Looks good enough to eat!
LOL, just when you’re trying to “treat yourself” to a bath or a nice scrubbing routine instead of resorting to food, you have food right in front of you to eat anyway! :D This is beaaaauuutiful! And I don’t know what it is about the ingredients you used, but I’m willing to give it a try. I do have a question though. How high are the chances of breaking out with these oils? I don’t break out easily and it would be awesome if I could keep it that way. :)
well first, i wouldn’t put this on my face so i can’t say for sure. BUT – i use straight coconut oil on my face a lot and it only seems to help it. i have dry skin and don’t break out much though.
i can’t imagine it would break you out on your body unless you had some kind of reaction!
Holy heck. YES. i made a lemon scrub last year but it was not nearly as fabulous as this. LOVE it as a gift idea!!
I think I just found what all the women of my family will be receiving for Christmas this year! Jessica strikes AGAIN!
How long do you think it keeps or stays useable? For example, could you whip up a batch and then give it as gifts 2 or 3 weeks later with no issues? Just curious.
definitely a few weeks/months – nothing in there will spoil as long as you’re using it regularly and stirring it around!
I was wondering about how long it keeps as well…
it will definitely be fine at room temp for a few weeks/months as long as you use it regularly! the oil may separate a bit or the coconut oil may firm up, but as long as you mix it, it will be good.
Ooo I love this! I wonder if it would work well with coffee grinds (grinds? grounds?) in it, too?
it probably would – but i have slightly sensitive skin and would be afraid they’d be too rough?
Coffee grinds/grounds/whatever is correct are really good for reducing cellulite when used as a scrub, so I think it would make a delicious-smelling substitution! :) Thanks Jessica for the recipe! :)
I just want to eat it! Haha!
Sugar scrubs are the best! They aren’t too abrasive which is what I love
Wow, this sounds incredible! So unique, too.
I’ve made my own lip scrub with the same ingredients (minus cocoa) and it was amazing! I’m excited for a chocolate, full body version!
omg, i can’t wait to make this for myself and my secret santas!!!
Why bother even using this for your body…just eat it :) Seriously it looks to good to wash off. LOL I can only imagine how heavenly it smells. OMG!!!!! Pinned
Oh my gosh! I bet this smells so good!! Perfect for holiday gifts!
Great idea! Although I feel like I’d always be in danger of eating the whole jar… :)
Could I just eat it instead? It almost seems wasteful to use as a scrub! haha
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Omg I love you! I’ve been looking for homemade body scrubs but I’ve been too skeptical about trying them because I have really sensitive skin. You, however, I trust 100%, so I’m so doing this scrub this weekend! If all goes well, I’ll be making these as little Christmas gifts! Thanks so much!
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This looks glorious and I bet it smells amazing. Thanks for the holiday gift idea!
OMG-I am so making this for the holidays!!! I am not creative-anyone have an idea of where I could get containers to give it as a gift?
Shut up shut up shut up! I’m dying over this and MAKING IT TODAY.
(and probably eating it)
Perfect timing. I make all of my holiday gifts but this year will be different; my daughter and I are both moving before Christmas and I’m looking for things non food related; a scrub was something I was considering but this chocolate and coconut one? So perfect; thanks.
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I hella cracked up when I read “brownie body batter” cuz I envisioned myself saying it out loud and thinking it sounded hilarious. THE THOUGHT OF ME SAYING IT MADE ME LAUGH. It’s early.
Where did you get your jars to put the sugar scrub in?
I usually make my own sugar scrub because its so crazy easy and so much cheaper, however I am struggling to find a good jar that is good for the shower and won’t get gross. I will have to try this recipe too, I would have to refrain myself from eating it though, it looks so yummy.
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I’m wondering if you could sub out other extracts or oils? I’m not crazy about coconut but would love something like vanilla or peppermint…any thoughts on that combo?
Hmm I never bought Almond Oil is this in the olive oil section of a grocery store or. The baking area where extracts are. Oh and I am making this with a peppermint extract and putting in cans for a bath and body basket for my aunt and mom this Christmas.
I will come over and make the jars all cute if you pay me in cranberry ginger vanilla margaritas. Deal?
I make sugar scrub every year for the girls for Xmas. It’s the best stocking stuffer – but CHOCOLATE, girlfriend you slay me.
I was able to find all ingredients at Trader Joe’s exept the almond oil.
Would it be ok if I substituted the Almond oil with Olive oil?
I smell like brownies. I wish you could feel all the love I feel for you right now!
How do i find all your other sugar scrub recipes?
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Welp, I now know what I’ll be making the ladies in my family for Christmas. Goodness. This sounds amazing!
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Love this one! I make a Coconut Sugar Scrub that is simply delish!! Perfect for holiday gifts!
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Is there any substitute for almond oil , or could I leave it out with a different ratio for the other ingredients
Did you try subbing it? I ask because I want to make it without the almond oil as well.
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Totally made it but kinda messed it up because I used the coconut oil melted, not solid, so had to add a bit (well, a LOT) more sugar and cocoa powder. I was making them for gifts (a birthday and 2 bachelorettes), so it was totally fine! I also used organic cane sugar vs. brown sugar because that’s all I had! Again, totally turned out fine. The cocoa powder turned it brown. :)
I absolutely LOVE making sugar scrubs and find them to be so easy, affordable and they do make lovely gifts! Thanks for the inspiration!! Feel free to check out my site at http://www.healingthrufood.com
Yours in health,