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Ginger Coconut Body Scrub

2012 April 10

The time to bare winter legs in sun dresses and scalloped shorts has arrived..eeek! So this week I am sharing a recipe for a simply delicious (I’m talking about scent of course) body scrub. Perfect for sloughing off dry skin on arms, legs & feet with the naturally exfoliating powers of raw sugar and the exotic scents of ginger and coconut. What are you waiting for…go pamper yourself!

photos by Leah Bergman

Ginger Coconut Body Scrub- recipe

1/4 cup coconut oil
1 Tablespoon of peeled and coarsely chopped ginger root
1/4 cup almond oil
1 – 1 1/4 cups of turbinado sugar {raw sugar}

1. In a small saucepan add the chopped ginger and coconut oil. Heat over medium cooking ginger until it’s fragrant and the oil is infused with the ginger scent. About 7 minutes.
2. In a heat proof (pyrex) measuring cup, measure the almond oil. When coconut ginger oil is finished cooking (and still hot) pour through a fine mesh strainer into the almond oil. Discard cooked ginger.
3. Stir to combine and let cool. Mixture will not solidify but will remain liquid.
4. In a bowl, measure turbinado sugar and set aside. When oil is cooled completely, add it to the sugar and stir to combine.
5. Store in an air tight container.

To Use: Massage a small amount onto damp skin. You may use a washcloth to help wash away excess oil if desired. For more exfoliation tips please read my post on Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub.

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Leah Bergman

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Designer, blogger, cocktail shaker. Classic with a bit of sparkle. Founder & Editor of Freutcake.

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19 Responses Post a comment
  1. April 10, 2012

    Will definately be trying this out. Thanks for sharing Leah!

  2. April 10, 2012

    This sounds amazing, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

    • freutcake permalink*
      April 10, 2012

      Thanks Paola! Let me know how you like it! You can adjust the amount of oil and sugar to your preference.

  3. April 10, 2012

    Oooooo nice! My skin definitely needs this scrub…and asap! Thanks Leah!! 🙂


    • freutcake permalink*
      April 10, 2012

      You will love it! 😉

  4. April 10, 2012

    Sounds dreamy. We will have to top up my coconut oil supply and get some ginger tomorrow me things.

  5. April 10, 2012

    Wonderful idea. Winter skin be gone!!!

  6. April 11, 2012

    The idea is lovely! I like ginger a lot. The pictures just perfect! If I only had time to do it! Cheers Susanne

  7. January 30, 2014

    Have you had any problems with the coconut oil solidifying?

    • January 30, 2014

      If it’s really cold it might but I personally haven’t had a problem. But if it does the scrub will still be good and should warm up again in your hands/shower.

  8. Danielle permalink
    August 12, 2014

    Does this expire/ go bad?

    • August 13, 2014

      Yes, because it doesn’t have any preservatives it will only last 2-3 weeks. Enjoy!

      • Jessica permalink
        June 5, 2015

        I believe that vitamin E is a preservative. Add some, it can only improve the mixture.

  9. Ivi Benson permalink
    December 18, 2014

    Just mad this and it is amazing!!!

  10. Sus permalink
    December 5, 2015

    For how long can this keep fresh ?

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