DIY Coconut Oil Body Scrub

When fine tuning our postpartum doula self care packages for a client, I wanted to make her something simple yet luxurious. Our standard postpartum doula package includes yummy teas and journals, as well as beautiful handmade oatmeal bath soaks, but for this client...I wanted something just a wee bit different.


The beauty with this DIY Coconut Oil Body Scrub is that all of the ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen!

In a small glass bowl, using the back of a metal spoon, mix together...

5 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp white sugar
2-3 drops of your preferred essential oil

So incredibly simple. For the coconut oil body scrub that I was making, I chose soothing lavender and peppermint oils. Not only do they small fantastic together, they  leave a really lovely scent on your body after the scrub has been washed away.

I put the paste into a small mason jar, which looks lovely and decorative in the bathroom. Since the lid of the mason jar is metal, remember to take it out of the shower and dry it off so that it won't rust.

Other great scent combinations are....

Dried Rosemary + Peppermint
Grapefruit + White Thyme
Dried Sage + Dried Rosemary
Lemon + Lavender
Ginger + Lemon