Lavender, Brown Sugar, & Coconut Oil Body Scrub

Hi everyone! I’ve decided to make a new body scrub, and I did it a bit differently then the last body scrub I posted about. As with all body scrubs, this one is super easy and can be done in only three steps!

The differences with this body scrub is the addition of almond oil and a mixture of calming essential oils. In this post I will show you how to make this body scrub, all the ingredients you will need, and where you can find the ingredients.

I just recently started using almond oil for my skin and have found that it works amazing at healing my dry skin. The essential oils I used also make this scrub smell so good and make it a great addition to any relaxing shower or bath. I hope you guys like it!

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What you will need:

  • 2 Cups of White / Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup of Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp of Almond Oil
  • 1 Tbsp of Vitamin E Oil
  • 10-15 Drops Each of Lavender, Rosemary, & Frankincense Essential Oils

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This recipe makes about 16 oz of body scrub. At the end of this post, I have included links where you can find each of the ingredients listed above.

I like my scrubs really oily because I have such bad dry skin, but if you like them less oily, you can change the recipe to 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup of coconut oil instead*.

Step 1: Melt the coconut oil so that it becomes liquified.

Step 2: Next, add the almond oil and essential oils to the coconut oil and stir until combined.

Step 3: Add the oil mixture to two cups of brown or white sugar. I chose brown sugar for this recipe. Mix the oil and sugar until combined.

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So easy, the sugar scrub is finished! Now all that’s left is to put it in a container of your choice. I hope you guys like this scrub! Below I will show you where you can get all the ingredients for this scrub.


I’ve always used C&H brown sugar. If your in need of some brown sugar, this brand can be found on Amazon in packs of two here ($12.84).

The Spectrum coconut oil has been in some of my previous posts. I’ve been using it for awhile now and love using it for all sorts of things, it can be purchased here ($7.58).

The almond oil I use is from the Aura Cacia brand, and also has Vitamin E in it as well. I still like to add some more to my scrubs to make them really hydrating. It can be purchased here ($4.19).

Sadly, I don’t think you can find the TopCare vitamin E oil online, but there is another brand on Amazon that is fairly inexpensive. I honestly want to give it a try once I run out of the TopCare oil. It can be found here ($11.99).

The essential oils I used for this mask come in a set on Amazon. I received them as a gift for Christmas and love all the different kinds it comes with! It includes tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, frankincense, lemongrass, lemon, rosemary, orange, and peppermint essential oils. The set can be purchased here ($24.99).

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Gelatin Hair Mask with Coconut Oil and Vitamin E Oil

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Yesterday was a lazy day for me and I decided to make myself a hair mask. It’s been awhile since I’ve made one, but my hair definitely needed it, its been so dry and brittle. When I’m not trying out store-bought hair masks I like to make my own, it’s super easy to do!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp of Gelatin
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • 1 Tbsp of Coconut Oil
  • 1 Pump of the Vitamin E Oil 
  • 1 Tsp of Conditioner
  • A Few Drops of Essential Oils (these are quite strong so I only did one drop of each)

First, microwave the water for 60 seconds. Then add the gelatin to the hot water and stir until it has dissolved.

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Next, add the coconut oil, vitamin E oil and conditioner. Mix it until all of it has combined. Lastly, mix in your essential oils if desired. Be careful not to put it on your hair if it’s still too hot, you may have to wait for the mixture to cool before you add it to your hair.

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You can always use the little Knox gelatin packets, but I use this beef gelatin from Vital Proteins. It can be purchased on Amazon here ($33.98). Your hair, skin, and nails are largely made up of collagen, so adding it to your hair may give it the boost it needs.

Coconut oil and vitamin E oil are also both great for the hair and skin. I usually find both at the grocery store. I also like to add a little essential oil (also found at the grocery store). For my mask I used patchouli and cinnamon for a nice fall scent. If you guys know of a better line of oils than the ones I use feel free to let me know! I’m still in the process of figuring what the good brands are. 😅

I also like to add a little conditioner to help the gelatin wash out easier in the shower. Acure’s shampoo and conditioner is my favorite right now. As per usual I get it at my grocery store, but you can also get the set of shampoo and conditioner it Amazon here ($25.99). There’s a few different kinds, but the Argan Oil & Pumpkin is my favorite and it smells amazing!

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Here’s a picture of my hair before and after using the mask. It’s even been a day later and my hair is still so soft and shiny! This mask also does a great job at taming my frizz, which is a definite plus. Hope you like it! ☺️

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DIY Sugar Scrub

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Body scrubs sold in stores can get a little spendy nowadays, especially considering how easy they are to make yourself!

This body scrub is definitely an essential during the dry winter months, and you already probably have all of the ingredients for it right at home.

Below are the steps and ingredients I use to make my own body scrub.

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The type of sugar you use all depends on how coarse you want your body scrub to be. I chose brown sugar for this body scrub, which is coarser than white sugar. Salt can also be used, which tends to be the most coarse.

Whenever I can, I try to reuse old jars. I chose an old jelly jar that I found lying around, but almost any container will do. Once you have a container, fill it with the sugar/salt of your choice.

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I like to use coconut and vitamin E oil in my scrubs. Coconut oil is incredibly moisturizing, and vitamin E oil has many skin-nourishing benefits. I also like to add 5-7 drops of essential oil to add a nice scent. I chose a citrus oil.

Because a scrub is so easy to make, measuring portions isn’t really necessary. As long as it will fit into your container of choice, then the portions are really up to you. To make things super simple, I measured out the oils to 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of vitamin E oil.

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Now that you have all your ingredients, add the oils to the sugar/salt.

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Then, mix together the scrub until the sugar absorbs all the oil. You may have to add more sugar/salt until it becomes consistent.

Now you have made your own body scrub! How easy was that?!