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A Sugar Scrub Recipe You’ll Love (with essential oils)

February 24, 2015
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As I mentioned in a recent post, my younger daughter, Natalie, devised a soothing, rejuvenating, anti-acne sugar scrub recipe for face and body incorporating three essential oils that we’ve found to have beneficial effects on the skin, frankincense, lavender, and melaleuca.

Coconut oil sugar scrub with essential oils of frankincense, melaleuca and lavender

Frankincense is known for its reported rejuvenating benefits, while lavender beautifies and soothes sensitive skin and melaleuca (tea tree) helps clear up problem areas.

I’ve been using this scrub daily on my face, neck, and chest for about 3 weeks, and I have to say I love what it’s doing.  My skin seems more radiant, smoother, and softer.  

In addition, the pores around my nose have cleared up and look smaller, the breakouts on my chin are gone, and my sun spots seem to be fading. 

Needless to say, I’m excited to see what happens after a few more weeks of use.

The other thing I love about this scrub is the smell.  These 3 oils have beautiful scents which I’ve found boost my mood and help me feel more balanced emotionally.

This is why I like to use virgin, or refined, coconut oil in this recipe, because it has no coconut scent.  (As opposed to extra virgin coconut oil, which has that heavenly coconut aroma.)  I’ve found the smell of extra virgin coconut oil really overpowers the scent of essential oils.  However, if you prefer the coconut smell, feel free to use extra virgin coconut oil.

You may also want to increase or decrease the amount of each essential oil based on your needs.  I use quite a bit of frankincense oil in my scrub because I’m mainly looking for the anti-aging benefits.  However, if you’re dealing with acne you may want to use more melaleuca.  Or, if it’s rosacea or allergies you’re dealing with, you may want to use more lavender oil. 

Don’t feel like you have to limit the use of this wonderful sugar scrub to your face, either.  It’s great for overall skin softness and beauty, so try it on your body, too.

Remember to avoid getting the scrub in your eyes. And if your skin is sensitive, you may want to test the oils on a small patch of skin before using them on a larger area.

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Recipe for the Face (with Essential Oils)


1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
6 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops melaleuca essential oil


Mix sugar and coconut oil together in a small glass bowl until well combined.  Add essential oils and mix well.  Store in an airtight glass container.

To Use: Massage scrub onto face and neck, being careful to avoid the eye area.  Rinse well with very warm water and pat dry. 

I hope you love this sugar scrub recipe as much as I do!  If so, please share, below.

Want to learn more about the benefits of and uses for essential oils?  Contact me!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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