Scrubs are so simple to make and great for beginner DIY-ers! I bet you have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your pantry right now. This Coconut & Lime Scrub recipe is so versatile, feel free to use whatever citrus fruit you have, substituting the lime for lemon, grapefruit, orange etc. I have made the move away from commercial gifts (where possible) and will often make a scrub like this, package it in a pretty jar, and gift it to someone I love.

Coconut & Lime Scrub

Makes: 170 g | 6 oz Prep time: < 5 min.


125 g | 4.4 oz sugar

30 g | 1.1 oz coconut oil (the type that solidifies)

10 g | 0.4 oz coconut (desiccated)

1 lime – zest only (finely chopped and dehydrated)

10 drops of essential oils

My choice of essential oils…

My favourite essential oil in this recipe is lime, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information.


1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined.

2. Transfer into container of choice.

To Use

Use in shower on wet skin and massage gently over entire body. Rinse with warm water.

Krissy Ballinger

Krissy Ballinger

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Krissy wants to see a world where people make conscious, educated decisions that honour both humans and habitat. With a background in education and health promotion, she devotes her time to passionately increase awareness on common and avoidable toxins, in everyday items like washing powder and deodorant, and to educate individuals on how they can easily reduce their daily exposure, through simple and realistic do-it-yourself ideas and recipes.

Krissy has sold over 40,000 copies of her natural DIY recipe books, including her award-winning book, Naturally Inspired - Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning, and her newly-released kids book, Make & Play - Natural DIY Recipes for Kids. She offers honest and gentle guidance, education and 100+ natural DIY recipes on her website The Inspired Little Pot.


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