Coconut Lime Body Scrub

Make this simple coconut lime body scrub with just a few ingredients! This body scrub exfoliates and moisturizes your skin, leaving it super soft!

Coconut Lime Body Scrub

Coconut… Lime… two of my favorite aromas come together to make the ultimate coconut lime body scrub!

I’ve been making a bunch of delicious sugar scrubs and body butters with my essential oils over the last few weeks. When I received my bottle of Lime Essential Oil I knew I had to make coconut lime body scrub. Lime and coconut have always been my favorite scents. I’m so happy to have a homemade non-toxic version of my favorite scrub!

I kept it simple and used high quality virgin coconut oil (find my favorite brands here) with organic sugar and lime essential oil. That’s it!

Coconut Lime Body Scrub

Coconut Lime Body Scrub



  1. Melt coconut oil over low heat until it’s completely liquid.
  2. Mix the melted coconut oil with sugar.
  3. Add 20 drops of lime essential oil and stir.
  4. Store scrub in an air tight container at room temperature.

How To Use

Use scrub to exfoliate your skin in the bath or shower. Rinse well. Be cautious as the coconut oil may leave your tub slick!

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Coconut Lime Body Scrub
  • ½ Cup Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Organic Sugar or Salt
  • 20 Drops of Lime Essential Oil
  1. Melt coconut oil over low heat until it's completely liquid.
  2. Mix the melted coconut oil with sugar.
  3. Add 20 drops of lime essential oil and stir.
  4. Store scrub in an air tight container at room temperature.


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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
23 comments… add one
  • laura mccubbin April 3, 2017, 9:10 pm

    I would love to make and try this, but I’ve read that coconut oil shouldn’t go down the drain, is that true?

  • Norma December 11, 2016, 9:18 am

    How do prevent the coconut oil from liquifying and separating

  • laura mccubbin September 21, 2016, 8:27 pm

    I’ve heard that coconut oil can plug up drains. Would another carrier oil work better? Otherwise I love the idea of this.

  • Linda Woods August 15, 2016, 11:27 pm

    Hi! I’m would like to know if I can use coconut sugar in the Coconut Lime Scrub and also would I use table salt or ground sea salt? I’m keen to make a gift pack for my daughter-in-law. Thank you, Linda

    • The Coconut Mama August 16, 2016, 7:08 am

      Yes, but white sugar and coconut sugar exfoliate the skin the same and white sugar is much cheaper. For salt scrubs, I like to use dead sea salts or courtly ground salt.

  • Torie February 12, 2016, 11:24 am

    Where did you get that Mason jar?

  • wendy May 20, 2015, 1:01 pm

    Wow that’s a lot of drops LOL Would I need to worry about sun exposure for 24 hrs after using at this time of year? …with citrus oils being photosenstivie. ?

  • Tinx March 25, 2015, 2:48 am

    Good question Maggie! Does the salt preserve this mixture, since there are no preservative in? Or does one simply use it before it gets bacteria, I guess… LOL

  • Maggie Behny January 9, 2015, 8:31 am

    How long will this stay fresh/good? Thx, Maggie

  • Angie September 5, 2014, 8:29 am

    Hi, I’m new to all of this and have a question. I heard that coconut oil is good for you and, instead of reading more on it, I just purchased some on my next trip to the store. Before using it, I read that you should be sure to get the “good stuff” i.e. not refined and whatnot. Of course mine was. I had grabbed that Louanna stuff at Walmart. I won’t eat it, but I was wondering if it’d be OK for external uses? Maybe like this one? Can someone educate me please?

    • HikingDiva January 9, 2015, 3:25 am

      You want to make sure it is organic, whether you use it externally or internally. I melt my coconut oil over low heat and then pour it into small candy molds so that they are in easy pieces. In cold weather, it can be hard to scoop, this makes it easy. But move the “cubes” to the fridge come warm weather or you will have liquid again…

    • Kathy January 10, 2015, 6:07 am

      Your skin is your largest organ and absorbes the oil tremendously. I’d say order the good stuff but until you get it, use what you have. I LOVE Tropical Traditions co gold label. It’s on sale now too.

  • 1acme June 28, 2014, 11:20 am

    I have Psoriasis so I use Scrub quite often, however I learned that using Salt have more texture then using Sugar and I also add about 2tbs of Apple Cidar Vinegar. The acid remove more death cells and skin looks more “shiny” … I use Coconut Oil, Pink Himalayan Salt (corse), 2tbs Apple Cider Vinegar (Braggs) and few drops of Lime/Orange oils.

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  • April May 28, 2014, 6:56 pm

    The coconut lol can leave my ‘tube’ slick, huh? Lol 😉

  • Christeena Dinehart May 28, 2014, 10:00 am

    The trouble I have with oil based sugar/salt scrubs is that it just cannot be a good thing for the plumbing!!! Can anyone contradict me on this or is it a valid concern?????

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      That’s something I never thought of!! I googled and found this. Hope it helps!!

    • Tina May 31, 2014, 11:02 am

      If you take a scoop of baking soda in the shower/bath tub with you, and wash the tub out when you’re done, then rinse the tub out with HOT water, it won’t harden in the pipes and you won’t break your neck trying to get out. If you want to make sure the pipes are cleaned out, you can dump 1/4-1/2 Cup of baking soda, then pour a cup of white vinegar in over that and let it sit about 15 minutes. Then rinse with hot tap water for about 60 seconds or so.

    • gail June 26, 2014, 4:24 am

      Can this scrub be used as a face scrub

      • The Coconut Mama June 30, 2014, 12:52 pm

        I think salt and sugar are too abrasive for the face. I wouldn’t use it but you can try if you like.

      • Alex October 10, 2015, 1:45 pm

        U can use oganic brown sugar… It more gentle for face x)


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