DIY Mojito Sugar Scrub – A Homemade All Natural & Organic Body Scrub

DIY Mojito Sugar Scrub - A Homemade All Natural & Organic Body Scrub

A revitalizing, minty fresh body scrub that leaves your skin well moisturized thanks to a generous portion of virgin coconut oil! With only 4 ingredients, this Mojito Sugar Scrub is a simple, all natural and inexpensive alternative to commercial products.

This is hands down one of my favorite homemade wellness products for obvious reasons: It’s “kinderleicht” {so easy a child can make it}, has only 4 ingredients and it leaves you feeling pampered with silky soft skin and no need to moisturize after taking a shower or bath! My soldier loves it and uses it regularly, too. It’s not just for her!!

Benefits coconut oil Coconut oil is extremely healthy – inside and out! Here are just a few reasons why you should consider including coconut oil in your beauty regime:

  • coconut oil is very effective as a skin moisturizer with a wonderful, natural smell!
  • it acts as a natural sunscreen which can protect you from a small amount of UV rays.
  • it has antibacterial and antifungal properties and even helps combat acne.
  • it’s a strong antioxidant which helps smooth out wrinkles!

How To Use It I use this Mojito Body Scrub on wet skin before using shower gel; I like to wash off some excess coconut oil to just leave a light coat of coconut oil on my skin. You can apply this body scrub after using shower gel, too if you do not mind your skin being a little bit more coconut oily. Whatever works best for you!

I also use it as a facial scrub. I tend to have oily skin so I wash it off with soap after but I love how fresh my face feels and looks when I use this scrub!!

DIY Mojito Sugar Scrub - A Homemade All Natural & Organic Body Scrub

A note on the ingredients:
I used essential oils that had been sitting in my cupboard for some time; the intensity of the smell may have evaporated some over the past year so I added a lot of essential oil to my body scrub. I recommend you start adding a very small amount of oil to your body scrub and test it on the back of your hand first; you can always add more if the you prefer a stronger scent!

I used up some of the cheaper essential oils we already had. I generally wouldn’t recommend any of them as a lot of the cheap brands produce cheap, low quality oils. Having said that, for the purpose of making a body scrub, I would use any (organic) inexpensive essential oil. In the past, I had this peppermint essential oil which I enjoyed very much; a lot of my friends love Mountain Rose Herbs which has an excellent reputation for producing quality oils (although I have no personal experience with them).


DIY Mojito Sugar Scrub - A Homemade All Natural & Organic Body Scrub
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  1. Place your jar of coconut oil in a warm water bath to soften it. The coconut oil does not have to liquefy but it needs to be soft enough so you can mix in remaining ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl or jar, combine coconut oil, sugar and essential oils; start by adding just a few drops of essential oils and test body scrub on the back of your hand; add more essential oils if desired.
  3. The sugar will settle at the bottom once the coconut oil hardens; simply place container in a warm water bath right before your shower (it only takes 5 minutes to soften it). Enjoy!



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  1. Kate says

    Hi Rose…thanks for yet another idea to use my latest obsession…coconut oil! Do you think organic coconut sugar would be ok to use? I already use the oil as a face wash, but I find my skin is a bit too oily…what kind of soap do you use to wash after the coconut oil? Thanks, I’m a fan! :)

    • Rose says

      Hi Kate! I’m glad you like the recipe :)
      I thought about using coconut sugar, however, it seemed a bit too coarse for me. At least the coconut sugar I have! If you think your skin can take it, I would definitely go for it (or just grind it up – why didn’t I think of that before?! lol)

      As for the soap, I use Dr. Bronners Soap – I know, I know. Not the best choice for sensitive facial skin but it’s among the cleanest liquid soaps and my skin takes it well!
      So I just use a tad bit of soap to wash my face after a coconut oil peeling which takes the excess oil off and leaves my skin really soft – I hope you’ll enjoy it!!

      • Kate says

        I’m still a newbie to all this stuff…I’ve seen a lot of comments about Dr Bronner’s soap, but not that it wasn’t gentle enough! I’ll have to obsess on it s’more! Coconut oil peeling?? Oooo, whats that all about? LOL I’m going to have to start buying coconut oil by the truckload! I’m so impressed with its versatility in the kitchen, its replaced all other oils for me! I can’t believe how even something as simple as a fried egg tastes so much better using coconut oil…and now…it’ll be the star of the! Thanks for your help :)

  2. Tracey says


    Sounds lovely however aren’t you concern about the coconut oil could goggle up the pipe after shower?

    I use coconut oil for pulling in my mouth but I spit it to the trash can instead of sink to prevent from pipe being damage.

    Thank you


    • Rose says

      Hi Tracey, I’ve been using coconut oil in the shower for years – never had a problem with my pipes. Besides, it’s such a small amount – I don’t think it’s enough to clog!
      As long as you have hot water going down the drain, it’s liquid anyway. I hope this helps :)

    • Rose says

      Sylvie, thanks for stopping by! Fresh lime zest should work great – I prefer fresh ingredients but I’m never sure how long they’ll last so I resort to oils instead. I hope you like the sugar scrub!!

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