If you're like me and you have sensitive skin, you may relate to the burn-dry-peel cycle my skin goes through during the summer. I slather on the sunscreen and even eat well in order to protect my skin from the sun's rays, but I still manage to get burned somewhere on my skin. The peeling and dryness that come along with it are less than ideal, too. To solve my summer sitch, I whip up a batch of this DIY sugar scrub. It's gentle enough for sensitive skin, and it gives hydration to skin dried out by the sun

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • Lemon juice optional
Abigail Shipps
  • Step 1

    Add about 1/2 cup of sugar to a container or plastic bag.

    ice, water, tea
    Abigail Shipps
  • Step 2

    Add in the coconut oil and a few drops of lemon juice if desired.

    ice, ice cream, cream, cake
    Abigail Shipps
  • Step 3

    Mix the contents (or mash it) together until combined.

    Abigail Shipps
  • Step 4

    Use in the shower or bathroom (I use it on my legs before shaving) and store in an airtight container.

    Abigail Shipps