You’ve probably seen many recipes for sugar scrubs on the web, with most using brown or white sugar, a little oil, and some essential oils for fragrance. These are great, and something I make often (especially this brown sugar-vanilla body scrub), but today I’d like to share a body scrub recipe that is even more luxurious.
The secret ingredient that makes this scrub so special is cocoa butter.
Cocoa butter makes this scrub extra moisturizing and gives it a thicker texture than most scrubs. It also provides a lovely chocolate scent, which is completely delightful!
Chocolate Lover’s Body Scrub Recipe
This recipe is from Simple Scrubs to Make and Give
Yield: approximately 1 cup.
1⁄4 cup (1-ounce) cocoa butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 Tablespoons sweet almond oil
Optional extras: Add 1⁄2 to 1 tsp. vanilla
- Place sugar in a clean bowl.
- Add melted cocoa butter and stir to combine.
- Allow the cocoa butter to cool and harden.
- Once the cocoa butter has hardened, add the other oils (and vanilla, if using). Stir to combine.
- Scoop into a pretty jar and add a label.
Apply scrub to damp skin in a gentle circular motion. Wash off with warm water and follow with a moisturizer.
This scrub is intended for use as a body scrub, not a facial scrub. Do not use on damaged skin, broken skin, or skin that is sun-burned or wind-burned.
The scrub should last for approximately 3 to 6 months if water is kept out of the jar.
Stacy is the wife of a preacher and mom to three kids. She is Australian-born, but currently resides in California. Slightly obsessed with DIY projects, especially natural body care, and herbal remedies, she shares her passion for healthy living at ADelightHome.com