Easy DIY Coconut Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

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I’m a huge fan of body scrubs! I just love the thought of being able to rub a lovely smelling exfoliator on my skin to reveal the smooth, new skin beneath. Do you like salt or sugar scrubs best? Personally, I love a good sugar scrub because I love my sweets! Other times, I prefer salt for it’s detoxifying abilities. If you are more of a savory person, check out my salt scrub recipe here: homemade exfoliator.

Today I want to share this simple sugar scrub recipe that will make you want to lick your lips!

As a matter of fact, you can use it as a lip scrub too!

All you need are some simple ingredients you probably already have in your fridge or pantry.

Gather together:

1 cup organic brown sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon powder

1/2 cup virgin, unrefined organic coconut oil

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Glass jar with lid (use any empty glass jar you may have or use a Ball jar)

Mixing bowl



You might be asking…what is the best kind of cinnamon powder to use? An organic cinnamon powder will work but if you want to go for the best, get Kojinte cinnamon.


Why use cinnamon is this body scrub?


If you didn’t already know, this flavorful spice has incredible benefits for the body, both inside and out. Here’s just a few:


  • brings blood to the surface of the skin (plumps the skin)
  • plumps lips
  • relief from eczema when combined with honey
  • can treat acne
  • can be applied to fine lines


This is why I chose to use cinnamon in the scrub…not to mention the fact that it will make it smell delicious!

Coconut is the oil of choice because of it’s many skin benefits as well, including:


  • incredibly moisturizing for dry skin
  • heals skin rashes like eczema and acne
  • anti-aging
  • treats stretch marks
  • anti-viral and anti-bacterial


Directions (only 3 steps!):

I like to mix everything in a mixing bowl first, to completely integrate all the ingredients.


1. First measure the brown sugar into the bowl.

2. Add the coconut oil and stir until thoroughly combined.

3. Add the vanilla extract and cinnamon and mix well.


Close jar tightly until you use it and store in a cool dry place. I know that once when I forgot to put my scrub away, it attracted ants in the shower!

Be sure to use the scrub rather quickly (within 2 weeks) as homemade skincare usually has the tendency to go bad sooner.

If you make this delectable scrub, leave me a comment and let me know how it went!


If you’re more of a visual person, check out my You Tube video demonstrating how to make this sugar scrub or just watch it here!


Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!


P.S. I used this on Saturday…my skin was like silk and I felt like I was having dessert in the shower! You will love this!

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • http://radiantbrownbeauty.com Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty

    Cinammon has so many healthy properties. I love exfoliating with all natural ingredients too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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  • http://www.mirahairoilfacts.com/ Jen

    I have tried this and its amazing. I used it on my lips it works wonders for me. Thanks Robin, its great :)

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Yay, Jen!! I didn’t use it on my lips yet….but I must do that tonight! So glad you liked it!


  • http://www.acnecureforever.org/ Aimee

    Robin, Thanks for sharing this home-made remedy. I and my sister tried this Coconut Cinnamon Sugar Scrub on arms and legs. It soothes our skin and relaxes our mind. Love the smell!
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  • http://www.viviscalhaircare.com Andrea

    Great to see you using REAL ingredients – what a refreshing change from reading about lists of toxic ingredients in about 90% of the personal care products we have to use. The EU and the UK are much further ahead though than the USA in getting legislation passed.

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hi Aimee-

    So glad you liked it! After I filmed the video, I made another batch because the first batch barely filled my jar halfway and I am so glad I did! I’ve been using it twice a week and it’s so irresistible. Today, I even used it on my face and it was brilliant. I hope to bring another video to you soon for another yummy scrub.


  • http://flashandgo.org Lea

    I suppose it depends on what mood you are in whether you have a sugar scrub or a salt scrub but I like the look of this recipe. Looks pretty simple and straightforward. I will be clicking through to the homemade exfoliator link to get the salt scrub recipe and jotting that down as well. Thank you.

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Thanks for visiting, Lea! I hope you enojy the scrub recipes. :)

  • http://themeladermreview.org Angie C

    Thanks for posting this. I came across this recipe about a week ago and my daughters decided to make it for me for Mothers Day! I love the ingredients and fragrances in this one :)
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