Coconut Oil Salt Scrub

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Coconut Oil Salt Scrub

Coconut Oil Salt Scrub

I love this body scrub recipe. It’s simply made with coconut oil and epsom salts. Essential oils can be added for fragrance but coconut oil and salt work great on its own. You can use this scrub as a full body scrub, hand scrub and foot scrub. The salt gently exfoliates the skin and the coconut oil leaves your skin feeling baby soft!

Coconut Oil Salt Scrub RecipeCoconut Oil Salt Scrub


2 Cups Coconut Oil
1 Cup Epsom Salts
8 Drops Essential Oils

Mix coconut oil, epsom salts and essential oils together. Store in an air tight container until ready to use.

Use as a body scrub, hand scrub or foot scrub. Make sure to be careful if you use this in the shower. The coconut oil may leave your tub a little slippery.


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About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.

29 comments… add one

  • Brit July 8, 2013, 4:13 pm

    Just tried this and loved it. I only made enough for 1 or 2 full- body uses, but I’ll make more soon. Seems like a great prep for self tanner!

  • kimpysmile July 21, 2013, 9:45 pm

    Did this With Sugar Instead of Epsom Salts And I Can’t Decide Which Works Best

  • Tanna July 24, 2013, 3:20 pm

    I have the Epsom salts with Lavender already in it. I’l try when I take my shower later.

  • Rebecca Hamilton July 24, 2013, 10:21 pm

    Just a tip….I found that a sugar scrub works great too! Its just a cup of sugar with just enough coconut oil (About 3/4 cup, maybe even 1/2 cup) to make it into a kinda paste. The sugar wipes away dead skin flakes, and the coconut oil adds missing oils in your skin to make your skin super soft. I love to use it on my hands, and it smells sooo sweet <3 I can't wait to try it with epsom salt, I heard that stuff is therapuetic!

  • sharon July 26, 2013, 6:14 pm

    can you give some ideas for different scents to make? I will be making it for several people . what are some favorites ?

    • Marita September 27, 2013, 7:33 pm

      Sweet orange oil, peppermint, lemongrass…just to name a few.

    • djr5 December 20, 2013, 7:54 pm

      Lavender is good for the skin, Geranium helps repair collagen

    • Jaime L Peterson December 22, 2013, 3:48 pm

      Chocolate & mint.. use coco powder and mint extract. Vanilla brown sugar, rosemary lemon. TIP, break open fresh tea bags, extract the herbs and tea.. mix it into your scrubs! I advise that you use organic & simple blends, so you know what is in it, plus you can research the properties of your teas to be safe.

  • Cathy September 28, 2013, 5:18 am

    How long does this keep?
    It sure sounds great. I am excited to make it. Which will be this am.

    • Jaime L Peterson December 22, 2013, 3:44 pm

      2 weeks sitting out.. about a month refrigerated.. Use grape seed oil (grocery store, next to the olive oil) as a natural preservative to ensure freshness.

  • Danna September 28, 2013, 10:12 am

    Should the coconut oil be melted before mixing it with the epsom salts?

    • Chelsi October 2, 2013, 7:21 pm

      Probably just a bit, enough for you to be able to mix it up. Not liquid, but not solid like it is at room temp either.

    • Jaime L Peterson December 22, 2013, 3:41 pm

      It depends on what you are making.. a loose dry sort of scrub might be easier with the oil in it’s solid state.. otherwise microwave it for 20 seconds.. stir remaining pieces of solidified oil around until it melts, rather than over heat the oil. Good luck..

  • cyn68 December 5, 2013, 9:04 am

    You can get different scents at Bath and Body and I even found some in the candle section at Wal-mart in the Home Decor dept.

    • Justamom December 7, 2013, 1:42 pm

      Be sure you’re purchasing essential oils for applications like this, not fragrance oils. Those are used for maybe making candles or to use to scent your environment and are generally not appropriate for putting on your body. Essential oils and fragrance oils are two different things.

  • Michelle December 9, 2013, 12:52 pm

    Where would I find coconut oil?

    • mrshawk December 20, 2013, 5:20 pm

      At Michaels or Hobby lobby

    • djr5 December 20, 2013, 7:52 pm

      Costco and Vitacost are about the same 20.99 for a 54 oz container of it. Vitacost you have to pay $4.95 shipping. I buy mine from Costco because it is more convenient.

    • Jaime L Peterson December 22, 2013, 3:39 pm

      Any grocery store is going to have coconut oil.. Baking section, usually top shelf.. near the olive oil. $7.99 – $12.99 average. Get the kind that has no scent or taste.. ;) Unless you want coconut in everything you make. Try cooking with it!

  • Alex December 17, 2013, 4:16 pm

    Where can you find coconut essential oils?

  • alexandra January 9, 2014, 9:11 am

    is the coconut oil the same we use for cooking? or is there one for body products?

  • Kathy Meroney April 21, 2014, 2:27 pm

    Is this ok to use on your face?

  • carmen June 30, 2014, 10:07 am

    Could you please explain to me if I should use liquid coconut oil or the hardened kind by melting it. I am confused.. Thx

  • Lor July 1, 2014, 8:07 am

    Can sea salt be used instead of epsom salt?

  • Heather August 23, 2014, 8:11 am

    I have had problems with my body scrubs beginning to grow mold! Has anyone else had this problem and what have you done to alleviate this!?

  • ginette collin October 12, 2014, 7:45 am

    I think that the Epson Salt would be absorbed by the skin giving magnesium to bones and would releive cramps from the legs and feet… Same principle as taking an Epson salt bath!

  • Candy October 20, 2014, 8:13 pm

    How much does the recipe make?


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