Mar 11, 2013

DIY: Sugar and coconut oil facial scrub

I'm back with another do-it-yourself, because I love doing and writing about these. Today I'm going to make a sugar and coconut oil facial scrub, perfect for winter! I'm suffering from really dry skin and the facial scrub I'm currently using is almost empty, so this was a great opportunity to make a facial scrub of my own. 

Things you'll need:

• coconut oil
• sugar - I've used two kinds of sugar: cane sugar and brown sugar, but it doesn't matter if you only use one kind.
• honey
• a jar or anything to put your facial scrub in!


1. Put some coconut oil (the solid version) in a bowl. Coconut oil melts at 25°C so put it on the heater to make it a little softer and more liquid. That way the coconut oil will be much easier to squish and mix. 

2. Add some honey! As you can see, my honey isn't really "normal" anymore, hahaha. It has saccharified, not really yummy to eat, but it basically just turned into solid sugar, so it's perfect for this do-it-yourself recipe! Add 3 teaspoons of honey. 

3. Add a teaspoon of cane sugar and add a teaspoon of brown sugar, or if you're using one kind of sugar, add 2 teaspoons.

4. Stir well! The textury should look a little bit like this:

5. Now it's ready to put in the (clean) jar! 


How to use:

Cleanse your face - use lukewarm water (it opens your pores). Apply the scrub and scrub in circular motions. Rinse of with warm water again and dab your face dry with a towel. Apply a toner and a moisturizer.

I hope you enjoy this post! Let me know if you've tried it :) 


  1. This is such a great post! I'm really not a fan of coconuts, so is there a substitute I could use?:) xxx

    Mattie xx

    1. Hmm I will think of something but I fear not because coconut oil is solid at 20°C. Other oils will be way too runny to use :) It doesn't smell or taste (you can cook with it haha) like coconut though! xx

  2. Oohhh very interesting! I will definitely give this facial scrub a try seeing as though I'm breaking out like a teenager lol:)!

  3. I like this very much! Going to try this tonight when I get home :D


  4. OEE this looks amazing !!

    I thought is was a product from the store haha ( cute jar)

    I will definitely give this a go this weekend during spa day :P


  5. Thanks for sharing...
    can I use olive oil if I don't have coconut oil?

  6. Ha ha, it sounds like something good enough to eat! I'll have to try it--though I'll be tempted to but some on toast, too.

  7. Ooo Valerie thanks for sharing, this looks great!

    Elizabeth Daisy x

  8. Ooooooh I want to go home and try this right away!!!

  9. I love making my own facial scrub, it's so much cheaper than buying one in the store! :)
    I will definitely try this one out :)

  10. I love DIY posts from bloggers especially on make-up and cosmetics I will be trying this out as its all natural which I love and more friendly on the pocket :) lovely post x

  11. I will totally make this next week! I just need to pick up some coconut oil first.

  12. Thank you for sharing this! You can also use it for a good lip scrub if you are prone to dry and flaky lips. I think I will try this out, I am coconut oil obsessed! xx

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  14. Great post
    thanks for sharing it!
    i don't know but it looks delicious LOL :D

  15. Wow, this looks like an incredible treat for the skin! Love the minimal number of ingredients- it must smell amazing! :)


  16. What a great alternative :) Cheap and it would smell great to.

    Shauni x

  17. sounds like such a good scrub dear!
    much LVE

  18. Great tutorial. I'll have to try this.
    Ashley Udoh

  19. Does it work really well? Because it is an interesting idea!
    Great post I think it is something cool to try during the holidays or sometime when you have free time :D <3

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  21. Great and interesting idea! Thank you for this receipe, will have to try it on my face.

  22. Super clever!

  23. I'm going to add essential oil to this for aroma.


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