Sugar Cookie Body Scrub

Tuesday, April 02, 2013



Mmmm there's nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked cookies just out of the oven... except maybe my coconut vanilla "Sugar Cookie" body scrub! If you love to indulge in the sweet decadence of luxurious body treats, give this one a try. It'll leave you smelling like a yummy dessert and give you soft glowing skin, just in time for Summer!



What You'll Need...

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (Fresh Pressed Virgin)
  • 1/2 Cup Monoi Oil Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Cane Sugar

In a mixing bowl, combined sugar and oil, stir until well blended. Scoop into glass jar, add a label if you want and enjoy or give as a gift!











Other Ingredient Options
There's several carrier oils that work great in scrubs, although my personal favorite is coconut oil, it's luxurious tropical tanning oil scent is heavenly! It's also the yummiest oil for making a dessert scented scrub like this one. But if you don't have coconut oil on hand, here are a few other options along with additional ingredient ideas...

Oils
Sunflower Oil
Olive Oil
Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Grapeseed Oil
*For more oils browse my carrier oil page here.

Spices
Cinnamon
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Nutmeg
Ginger Spice
Cacao Powder
Vanilla Powder

Essential Oils
Jasmine
Lavender
Vanilla
Sweet Orange
Lemon

Other
Vitamin E
Infused Oils/Flavors Oils
Coloring

These are just a handful of ingredient options but there's really no end to the different scrub combinations you can create, so just have fun with it!


How To Use Body Scrub
For glowing skin, I like to exfoliate with a body scrub 2-3 times a week, it's what keeps my skin soft, smooth and well moisturized. Using my designated scrub scoop, I take 1-2 scoops in my hand and off into the shower I go. Be careful though, it contains oil and can make the shower tub a little slippery at first until it rinses away. I scrub all over my body by gently massaging in a circular motion, avoiding my face, since I prefer a gentler facial scrub. After exfoliating, rinse clean and continue with regular shower regimen, body wash, shaving, washing hair, etc.


Storage
Storage is easy, coconut oil is a stable oil and stays fresh on it's own, so no need to refrigerate. I keep mine on the bathroom counter, not in my shower. Avoid getting any water or steam in the jar and remember to use a clean scoop each time, don't dip in with your hands! Following these tips will help keep your scrub fresh and pure, we don't want any germs or water contaminating our scrub, otherwise you'll have to throw it out prematurely.




Easy Step-by-Step Video How to Make Body Scrub




Where I buy my ingredients:
I purchased Dr. Bronner's Coconut Oil and Monoi Tiki Tahiti Vanilla Oil Online at Vitacost.com
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Glass Jar is from Mana Foods (my local health food store)

Stainless Steel Coffee Scoop is from Walmart

Another great source for ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs


Enjoy and I wish you many soft, smooth, glowing summer skin days ahead!!
xoxo Christine

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26 comments

  1. Cant wait to try this!! Your recepies r seriously amazing!! Ur beach spray has so far been my favorite... My blog is tiny tiny but I had to leave a shout out of u on it!!! Its small but I dont care ur blog and youtube is pretty darn amazing!

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  2. Aww you are a sweetheart StacyLee, thank you so much! The beach spray is one of my favorites too, that spray and this scrub make an awesome beauty duo. xoxo Christine

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  3. I absolutely love love love your DIY's!!! You're so inspiring and I love your videos! Can't wait until I try this! xoxo

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  4. I can't believe I didn't know about Vitacost! Thank you so much for this! Prices ARE amazing. I'm ordering and looking forward to making this awesome product.

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  5. Yummy!! Looks so easy! Must try... I love how you make all your containers so cute :-)

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  6. You have the neatest ideas. Where do you come up with all these great ideas. Do you ever sleep, lol. You do a great job. Each night, before I go to bed, I say, "Hey- wonder what Christine today?" It is fun to check.

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  7. What a fantastic and easy recipe - thank you so much for sharing this with all of us, Christine! I'm definitely going to try it.

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  8. You never cease to amaze me! I'm going to make these for my daughters and daughter-in-laws for Mothers Day! We always go together and I give them pedicures. . . now I can give them this body/foot scrub too!
    ***IF I WERE TO USE CACAO POWDER IN IT, HOW MUCH WOULD I USE???

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  9. I am so excited to try this! I have been looking for a good scrub and I love this! I love how most of your products are natural or organic. You're so pretttty!

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  10. Will be trying this recipe!! Love your videos! Have you ever ordered from www.iherb.com?

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  11. I think I'm using the wrong ingredients. I got Organic Fiji Raw Organic Coconut Oil, but it is cold pressed. So it is sort of like a cream like substance. It's not an oil.

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  12. Can't wait to try this! Thanks!!

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  13. Where can I get the coconut oil and the monoi oil vanilla at

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  14. Wonderful! I always enjoy making new scrub "flavours". Thank you!

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  15. Can I use vanilla essence for the smell?

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  16. I just ordered my coconut oil! Can't wait til it arrives!! :]

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  17. SOO.. I just received my Dr. Bronner's Coconut oil from Vitacost! That was so fast!
    THANK YOU
    THANK YOU
    THANK YOU
    For being such an inspiration, I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! The smell is so much stronger than I thought. yumm =) The only downside is that now my kitten won't stop stalking and licking my legs haha! =b

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  18. I try this face scrub and loved it left my face as soft as a babys bum. I woild recomend a mix of sugar olive oil and a dusting of ciniman it is a browny coulor and smells of amazing cookies I loved you idea camr cant wait for more like this .

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  19. Thanks a mill :) I have tried this and it smells and feels amazing... Thanks a mill for everything :) Love all your posts.

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  20. I will try this for sure. this is the first time I saw your videos and I really like it.

    Thanks,

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  21. OMG! You've got the most exhaustive recommended list of ingredients for body scrubs. I love it! For me, I'd like to add in some sandalwood or ylang-ylang essence in my concoctions, just because they're my favorite scents. That's what I suggest to my lady friends if they ever want to make their own, adding bits of their favorites and then experiment on scent combos. Anyway, thank you so much for this wonderful and informative post! Cheers!

    George Chambers @ Amani MedSpa

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  22. This is great! I will try it for sure!

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  23. I love looking and learning from your videos I will do scrub for winter, summer not so much and the massage hearts too for winter. Thanks Christine

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  24. Is there anything different you can substitute the monoi oil vanilla for? If so, what else?

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  25. Mmmm there's nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked cookies just out of the oven... ipinksugar.blogspot.com

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  26. I made the sugar cookie body scrub, in a day it's hard. Is it supposed to be?

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