DIY Strawberry Lime Sugar Scrub

What's better than soft, smooth, exfoliated skin? Soft, smooth, exfoliated skin that smells like fresh-picked strawberries! Homemade strawberry lime sugar scrub recipe {with essential oils} Essential oil recipe, essential oil DIY, homemade sugar scrub, natural beauty recipe, essential oil sugar scrub, essential oil gifts, doTERRA, Young Living, DIY gifts

What’s better than soft, smooth, exfoliated skin?  Soft, smooth, exfoliated skin that smells like fresh-picked strawberry limeade!

You can easily make your own using strawberry lime sugar scrub recipe (don’t miss the free printable below).  It just takes a few ingredients from your kitchen and essential oils.

Then add a cute printable jar label and a little gingham ribbon for a great (and inexpensive) homemade gift!  Give it on its own, or add a few other favorite essential oil DIYs for the best homemade spa gift ever…

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What's better than soft, smooth, exfoliated skin? Soft, smooth, exfoliated skin that smells like fresh-picked strawberries! Homemade strawberry lime sugar scrub recipe {with essential oils} Essential oil recipe, essential oil DIY, homemade sugar scrub, natural beauty recipe, essential oil sugar scrub, essential oil gifts, doTERRA, Young Living, DIY gifts

 

What do you need to make strawberry lime sugar scrub?

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1 cup freeze dried strawberries (find them here)  You could also dehydrate your own strawberries; just be sure to get all of the water out of the strawberries.

2 cups raw sugar (often available at grocery store in baking aisle.  Here’s what I use.  You can also substitute regular white baking sugar.

1/2 cup organic virgin coconut oil – the kind that’s solid at room temperature (here’s the kind I use)

20-30 drops lime essential oil

blender or food processor

free printable label (click here to get the free printable)

16 oz mason jar (like this) or smaller glass jars (like these) or you can also use HDPE #2 or PET #1 plastic jars

optional– ribbon or twine for decoration

What's better than soft, smooth, exfoliated skin? Soft, smooth, exfoliated skin that smells like fresh-picked strawberries! Homemade strawberry lime sugar scrub recipe {with essential oils} Essential oil recipe, essential oil DIY, homemade sugar scrub, natural beauty recipe, essential oil sugar scrub, essential oil gifts, doTERRA, Young Living, DIY gifts

 

How to make strawberry lime sugar scrub?

step 1:  add 1/2 cup sugar to a blender or food processor

tip: I like to use raw sugar in this recipe because it gives a slightly coarser texture, and as a result, exfoliates my skin better than regular baking sugar.  But you could use regular baking sugar if you prefer (or if it’s what you have on hand).

tip: the full recipe will use 2 cups of sugar.  In this first part of the recipe, you only use 1/2 cup to blend into a finer consistency with the strawberries.  The other cup and a half is added in a later step.

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step 2:  add 1 cup of freeze dried strawberries

tip: do NOT use fresh strawberries.  The moisture in the fresh strawberries will dramatically shorten the shelf life to only a few days (and the sugar scrub would need to be kept in the refrigerator)

tip:  If you have a food dehydrator, your could substitute dehydrated strawberries for the freeze-dried strawberries I used, but be sure that all the moisture content is out of the strawberries before you use them in this recipe.

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step 3:  blend on high speed until the strawberries and sugar are a fine powder.  This usually only takes about 10 seconds or so.

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step 4:  add the other 1.5 cups of sugar

tip: I prefer to use raw sugar for its coarser texture and improved exfoliating properties.

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step 5:  add 1/2 cup organic coconut oil

tip:  I use the kind of coconut oil that’s solid at room temperature, but if you’d like, you can substitute fractionated coconut oil (the kind that’s liquid).

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step 6:  add 20-30 drops of lime essential oil

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step 7:  mix in food processor or blender on medium speed for 5-10 seconds and then scrape sides and repeat if needed

tip:  if sugar scrub is too thick, you can add more coconut oil or even a liquid carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil to thin the mixture to your desired consistency

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step 8:  scoop into jars

tip: recipe makes one 16 oz jar (pint) of strawberry lime sugar scrub

tip: if you won’t use this very often or you want to give these sugar scrubs as gifts, you can use smaller jars instead.  One batch will fill 8 cute small 2 oz mason jars (find them here).

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step 9 (optional):  apply a free printable label (click here to get the free printable)

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Here’s the strawberry lime sugar scrub recipe one more time

yield:  16 oz or 2 cups of strawberry lime sugar scrub

step 1:  add 1/2 cup raw sugar to a blender or food processor

step 2:  add 1 cup of freeze dried strawberries

step 3:  blend on high speed until the strawberries and sugar are a fine powder

step 4:  add another 1-1/2 cups of raw sugar

step 5:  add 1/2 cup organic coconut oil

step 6:  add 20-30 drops of lime essential oil

step 7:  mix in food processor or blender on medium speed for 5-10 seconds and then scrape sides and repeat if needed

step 8:  scoop into jars

step 9 (optional):  apply a free printable label (click here to get the free printable)

 

How to use sugar scrub

  • use clean spoon to scoop small amount of sugar scrub out of jar — You only need a small amount.  A little goes a long way with this scrub.
  • wet skin
  • apply sugar scrub to skin and massage in circular motion
  • rinse skin
  • pat skin dry and apply a great natural moisturizer (here’s my favorite homemade body butter– it feels fantastic after this scrub)

tip:  be careful — shower floor could get slippery as there are oils in this scrub.  Rinse shower floor well.

tip:  There aren’t any added preservatives in this scrub, so be sure to keep your sugar scrub clean and dry.

tip: Lime essential oil is photosensitive and can cause reddening, rash, or other skin reactions when exposed to the sun.  If you’re going to be out in the sun, be sure to be safe and either wash this scrub off completely and/or apply sunscreen.

 

click here to get the free printable recipe and jar label

What's better than soft, smooth, exfoliated skin? Soft, smooth, exfoliated skin that smells like fresh-picked strawberries! Homemade strawberry lime sugar scrub recipe {with essential oils} Essential oil recipe, essential oil DIY, homemade sugar scrub, natural beauty recipe, essential oil sugar scrub, essential oil gifts, doTERRA, Young Living, DIY gifts

 

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What's better than soft, smooth, exfoliated skin?  Soft, smooth, exfoliated skin that smells like fresh-picked strawberries!  Homemade strawberry lime sugar scrub recipe {with essential oils}  Essential oil recipe, essential oil DIY, homemade sugar scrub, natural beauty recipe, essential oil sugar scrub, essential oil gifts, doTERRA, Young Living, DIY gifts