Coconut oil has been linked to many benefits for the skin, including reduced inflammation, moisturized skin, and better healing. Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids and also has antimicrobial properties that can effectively treat acne and protect the skin from any threatening and harmful bacteria.

Below you will find some DIY body scrubs you can make at home using virgin coconut oil.

Coffee Body Scrub

This body scrub contains caffeine which can help improve blood circulation, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and provide a more even tone and appearance for the skin. The skin readily absorbs the coffee scrub and can help prevent premature aging of the skin.

What You Need


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a container with a lid
  2. If any of the mixture is leftover, store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks to prevent molding.
  3. Rub onto the skin to exfoliate and rinse clean

Strawberry Scrub for Mature Skin

If you have aging skin, this scrub is ideal. It helps combat skin degradation and premature aging. It is also rich in antioxidants, and Vitamin C can help combat free radicals and boosts collagen production.

What You Need


  1. Mash the strawberries using the back of a fork
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the mashed strawberries
  3. Apply to the skin and rinse off

Firming Coconut Body Scrub

This recipe gives your skin a boost and helps tone. The lavender contains anti-inflammatory properties to help with any swelling and irritation, the coconut oil hydrates, and the sugar exfoliates.

What You Need


  1. Mix all of the ingredients
  2. Place the mixture into an airtight container
  3. Apply the scrub to the skin and rinse clean

When starting with body scrubs, they should be used once per week. This can gradually increase to three to four times per week as you get used to the exfoliation of the scrubs. If you have sensitive skin, you should discuss exfoliation with your dermatologist.

Meta: Try these DIY body scrubs using virgin coconut oil at home for hydrated and refreshed skin.


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