Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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This exfoliating coconut sugar scrub recipe will make your dry skin as soft as silk! Scrub away those dead skin cells and hydrate with coconut and vitamin e oil with this all over body scrub. It’s super easy to make with just four ingredients and smells amazing!

Why You Will Love This Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub

I love making my own DIY sugar scrub as it saves money and is fully customizable! Here’s why I think you will love this coconut body scrub:

  • Tropical Elegance: This homemade sugar scrub will transform your shower to a Caribbean beach front featuring your own gorgeous, silky and glowing skin.
  • For The Whole Body: Your lips, hands, elbows, and heels will thank you for the extra attention to exfoliating and moisturizing thanks to super emollient coconut oil.
  • Budget Friendly: Store-bought body scrubs can get expensive fast! Making your own homemade body scrub is much cheaper and easier on your wallet.
  • Customizable: Scent it with essential oils or make your sugar scrub coarse or gentle, depending on your skin’s preference.
  • Gifts Galore: This DIY sugar scrub recipe makes wonderful stocking stuffers, along with teacher, nurse, and postal worker, thank you gifts.
Ingredients arranged in bowls for this homemade sugar scrub recipe. From top to bottom: vitamin e oil, turbanado sugar, coconut oil and granulated sugar.

Ingredients Needed

The smell of coconut, super soft skin, plus a little vitamin E equals a stay-cation like no other! These four ingredients mix up faster than you can say “I’d love a spa day at sea, please!”. Scroll down to the recipe card for exact amounts.

  • Coconut Oil: I always use unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil. You do not want to use a liquid form of coconut oil.
  • Vitamin E Oil: Vitamin E oil is an optional addition with many benefits for your skin, you can also use something like almond oil instead!
  • Types of Sugars: I like to use a combination of regular, white, granulated sugar and coarse turbinado sugar to provide the perfect skin-smoothing balance.

How to Make Sugar Scrub

Coconut oil and therapeutic vitamin E oil provide the over-the-top moisturizers in this coconut sugar scrub. All you have to do to whip up this homemade body scrub is combine your ingreidents together and store it in a jar! Scroll to the recipe card at bottom of the post for full detailed instructions.

  • Combine: Mix both sugars together in a large bowl. Stir the oils and combine until the mixture looks and feels like beach sand. I usually use my hands for this!
  • Add to Jar: Place mixture in an airtight jar, a mason jar works great, until ready to use.
  • How to Use: Stir to redistribute the oils just before using your homemade sugar scrub. Apply to hands, feet, or just about anywhere in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and enjoy silky smooth skin any time!
Coconut sugar scrub in a jar set inside a fresh coconut cut in half.

Tips & Variations

  • Scent-sational: Add a few drops of essential oils to infuse another layer of aromatic enjoyment. Try you favorite herb, citrus or floral scents such as mint, lavender, lemon, lime, orange, jasmine, plumeria, or cherry blossom to name a few! I personally love this coconut vanilla essential oil added to my homemade body scrub.
  • Melt: Microwave the coconut oil, which is solid at room temperature, until just liquified, but not hot, for easier mixing. Start with 10 to 15 seconds, and then add to the sugar mixture with vitamin E oil as directed.
  • Face or Lip Scrub: For delicate skin like your face or lips, I recommend using only granulated sugar for a finer, less harsh, sugar scrub.

How to Store DIY Sugar Scrub

Keep this homemade sugar scrub recipe in a tightly sealed jar, stored at room temperature, for a year or more. If mixture seems dry, add a tablespoon or two of melted coconut oil and then stir it up to revive your scrub!

A coarse homemade sugar scrub with coconut oil in a glass jar with a wooden scoop.
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Yield: 3.5 cups

Coconut Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

This super exfoliating, homemade Coconut Sugar Scrub will make your skin as soft as silk! Perfect for your own use, or to wrap up in pretty jars as a gift for family, friends and more. It's super easy to make with just 4 ingredients, and smells amazing!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes



  • Combine the two sugars in a bowl and mix to incorporate. Add coconut oil and vitamin e and stir to combine. I find this to be easiest to do with my hands! Add a few drops of essential oils, if desired, for added scent.
  • Store in an airtight jar for a year. If it's been a while, stir the sugar scrub before using (the oils will settle when not being used).


Melt: Microwave the coconut oil, which is solid at room temperature, until just liquified, but not hot, for easier mixing. Start with 10 to 15 seconds, and then add to the sugar mixture with vitamin E oil as directed.
Face or Lip Scrub: For delicate skin like your face or lips, I recommend using only granulated sugar for a finer, less harsh, sugar scrub.


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If I am putting this into 4oz jars for a bridal shower approx how much would it make for 1 batch?

Where do you purchase vitamin e? And in what form, capsules or ??

Hi..Could you tell me if the Coconut Oil is liquid or solid when I measure it??

How much does the recipe make? I believe we have 24 2oz jars…making it for a baby shower favor….perfect!

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Thanks. I made it and my hands were so smooth I was tempted to hold hands with myself!

i have a question, how long it last????? thank youuu

I purchased coconut oil but it is solid. Is that normal?

I love making and using coconut sugar scrub. I always use the unrefined virgin coconut oil! Love the wonderful coconut smell.

This sounds so simple and lovely 🙂 I must try!

Love homemade scrubs that imparts tropical scents. Cannot live without a good pina colada 😉

I’ve gotten into sugar scrubs recently and I’ve been saving all the DIY recipes I can! I usually just make a vanilla scrub, but this sounds perfect for summer!

Oh I love it! This is going to be a perfect way to relax and scrub the school year stress away with a nice relaxing bath on the last day of school.

Have a great time on your trip. I can’t wait to try this scrub.

No way, this is awesome! It would be such a great gift! Thanks for sharing.

We have enjoyed many a staycation. I love those Mason jars.

Where did you get your jars from?

Well, it looks like I’ll be going directly from eating sugar to bathing in it. 🙂 This looks great & I’ve been wanting to make my own scrub for quite some time. Random side note: Have you ever heard of the blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures? She’s got this whole bit about a conversation with her son sparked over turbinado sugar, and ever since I saw it, I can’t see the word without giggling. 🙂 You should Google it if you need a laugh! Enjoy your getaway!

I love to make sugar scrubs! This one sounds awesome. I agree, I have a signature “I’m on vacation” drink, too!

I love sugar scrubs! Enjoy your time away. Have a drink for me 😉

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