Coconut, Lime, Lavender & Vanilla Sugar Scrub!

by Andrea Butje on April 17, 2013

Make your own luscious sugar scrub!How to Make Your Own Sugar Scrub

I created this sugar scrub recipe last year and have loved using it! The recipe calls for vanilla-infused jojoba oil.

You can either make the vanilla jojoba yourself or purchase it.

To make your own, simply buy whole vanilla bean pods ( has organic ones: Vanilla Beans (Whole) Organic – 4 Pods), add 3 or 4 to a large glass  jar (16-32 oz/.5-1.0 litre is good), fill the jar with jojoba and let it sit for about a week. Remove the vanilla bean pods, and you’re left with the most luscious vanilla-infused jojoba for your sugar scrub and other essential oil body-care products!

Coconut, Lime, Lavender & Vanilla Sugar Scrub
A fabulous, soft scrub for your skin

½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup vanilla-infused jojoba
30 drops distilled Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
30 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Combine all ingredients in a 12 oz (360 ml) container
Be sure to use **distilled** Lime as the cold pressed lime is phototoxic.

Note: I like to use a PET plastic container (12 oz/360 ml or larger) and leave the scrub in the shower. Use a handful on your arms, legs and back. I don’t use it on my face. It can make the shower floor slippery. If it does, I wipe the floor with a paper towel after my shower.

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moongirl September 3, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Hi Andrea! Could you use Vanilla EO instead of infusing and would almond oil work ok, or avocado? Also, could I use lemon EO instead of Lime? Thanks! 🙂


Andrea Butje September 4, 2015 at 10:09 am

Vanilla is not distilled as essential oil, but you can find CO2 extraction, which is fine to use instead. You can add about 1-2 drops in a carrier oil of your choice. Lemon is ok to use in place of distilled Lime in this recipe 🙂


moongirl September 4, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Thank you, Andrea! 🙂


Andrea Butje September 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm

You’re welcome 🙂


Karen reynolds May 7, 2015 at 6:08 am

What is jojoba? And where can I purchase is? I love making my own sugar scrubs and this one sounds amazing!!!


Andrea Butje May 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Too funny Karen, I just posted a blog ALL about jojoba yesterday! 🙂


Rosemary Pope June 23, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I will absolutely try this scrub. I can smell it already


Crystal A. June 19, 2013 at 8:49 pm

This sounds wonderful!! I will have to try it!


April Clark June 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Wow, this sounds divine! Thank-you for sharing. I’ve never thought to use vanilla bean pods in oil. Love this blog!


Andrea Butje June 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Thanks so much! Enjoy it!


katie June 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Thank you so much for this! I love making scrubs as gifts (and to sell) and have bought infused oils, but never made my own … I will be now, though! Thank you!


denyse lepp May 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I Just discovered this and will try it this weekend! sounds so yummy!


Andrea Butje May 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Thanks Denise,
Let me know how you like it.


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