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Simple Skin Scrub

Longing for the Simple

I’ve had a longing for years to simplify my life and our home.  I’ve felt this calling and pull to return to “old ways” of doing things without harsh chemicals or additives.

While my life has simplified in LOTS of areas, I have longed to be toxin free, but have had a long road of moving in that direction.  I’m not fully there yet, but working to get there!  So, as I journey to continue to simplify, gain knowledge, and try new things, I will be sharing how I am doing this.

Today’s little tutorial is a simple and natural plant-based skin scrub using coconut oil, sugar, and essential oils.  That’s it.  

I’ve been using a homemade sugar scrub for years.  I’ve just recently added essential oils into this.  Y’all my skin feels amazing. 

Simple Homemade Skin Scrub

Things you need:

  • Sugar
  • Coconut Oil (or plant-based carrier oil of your choice)
  • Essential Oil of Choice
  • Glass Storage Container


To Make:

Combine equal parts sugar and coconut oil in a bowl, add your favorite Essential Oils to your liking and stir up!! Store in an airtight jar and use within 3-5 days.

It is really that simple.

These make excellent gifts when you put them in a Mason Jar, tie a pretty ribbon around them, and write a heartfelt note. Be sure you include the oils that you used.

*Note: Wash out and sanitize any glass jar and reuse it!

Some of my favorite combinations are:

REST: 2 drops of Lavender, Vetiver, Patchouli, and Bergamot

DEEP SLEEP: 4 drops Ylang Ylang + Cedarwood

ENERGIZE: 3 drops peppermint, 2 Frankincense, 3 Stress Away

SOOTHE: 2 drops of Lavender, Frankincense, Peace + Calming

SKIN BOOST: 2 drops Frankincense, Lavender, and Helichrysum

No essential oils? No problem. Add a ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of honey.

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5 simple scrub combos to try

Important Note about Essential Oils.  They are not all the same.  If you’re interested in learning more about simple cleaning solutions, essential oil, and DIY tips, then let’s connect!

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What combo would you love to try?  Or what will you make?

Leave me a comment below!  I would love to hear about it!

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Want to learn more about simplifying your home?

I created an action-packed download to help you create momentum to simplify your space and get you results.

I’m sharing what I’ve learned through years of moving (thanks, Army) reading, trial + error, and listening to the “experts” to craft a single document so that you can put your energy + effort where it needs to go:  YOUR SPACE.

I share my story here in The Beautiful Truth Behind Simplifying My Space because this part of the journey can be super challenging!



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Veteran's Wife. Mother of Three Blessings.
Lover of Lemons, Salad, Coffee & the Simple Life
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