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Homemade DIY Chocolate Coconut Sugar Scrub

Today we have a Homemade DIY Chocolate Coconut Sugar Scrub recipe for you!

You’ve heard it before, our skin is the largest organ in our body. And if you care about the environment and healthy living, you may have heard that whatever you put on your skin, you should be able to eat.

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The days of chemicals, synthetic preservatives, and fragrances need to be over – especially when the earth and you can benefit so much more from skin care products made from food and plants!

Experimenting with some pretty yummy ingredients, I decided to put the “edible skin care product” theory to the test and make myself a sugar scrub for the shower to help polish my skin.

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Exfoliation is so important, especially during the winter season when the air is getting drier and colder, to remove dead skin cells and keep your skin radiantly renewed.

The final result: it was a big success! Every time I open the container, I get a whiff of the scrub and feel like someone just opened up a tin of brownies. It’s definitely good enough to eat though you might not want to consume that much sugar and oil in one sitting.

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It’s also super easy to make, healthy for the environment, incredible for your skin, and if you find some nice containers (I love miniature mason jars), makes a perfect gift for someone special who loves to pamper themselves.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup loosely packed Organic Nutiva Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Organic Nutiva Coconut Oil (in solid form)
  • 1/3 cup Organic Nutiva Hemp Oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened organic cocoa powder
  • 10 drops of essential oil of your choice: (coconut extract and vanilla for soothing decadence, or mandarin and peppermint for energy and circulation)
  • Garnish with broken chocolate bar and/or raw cacao nibs

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Directions

  1. Put all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Use the back of a spoon or a spatula to get the coconut oil chunks to break down.
  3. To enjoy the scrub, simply rub it into your skin (not on your face) in a circular motion and rinse off.

You can add more water to your skin to “reactivate” the mixture and keep scrubbing for an even better polish. The hemp and coconut oil are so moisturizing, you might find that once you towel off from the shower, no moisturizer is necessary to apply.

Enjoy this during shower, spa or bath time, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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4 Comments

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Thanks, Tara!

  1. Angelica says:

    How often can this be done?

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      You can use this as needed! Thanks.

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