The holidays are in sight, but unfortunately not all of us are going to spend their summer laying on a beach sipping Mai Tais… But there’s no reason why we can’t recreate that relaxing summer vibe at home! Coconut, lime and peppermint come together in this delicious scrub. Close your eyes and you’ll think you’re in the Caribbean in no time.
As I was making my first mojito of the season, I looked at the ingredients in front of me. It kind of looked like the mess I make when I make my own body scrub. Sugar, lime juice and peppermint are not only a delicious combo in party beverages. They also make a great scrub for your skin. That’s why I present to you: the DIY Virgin Mojito Body Scrub!
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tbsp. coconut oil
- 3 tbsp. lime juice
- 1 tsp. (organic) lime zest – optional
- 3 drops of peppermint oil
Let’s get started! Put 1 cup of sugar in a bowl.
Add about 4 tablespoons of coconut oil. I just use coconut oil at room temperature. For me that means solidified coconut oil, no matter what the season is. If you’re lucky to live in a warm climate, you can use it liquefied or put it in the fridge first. Mix your oil and sugar until well combined. You can add more or less coconut oil if you want to, to get the consistency you like.
Add about 3 tablespoons of lime juice to the scrub. Mix it all together with a spoon.
This part is optional. I added 1 teaspoon of lime zest to give my scrub some pretty green specs. The zest also brings out the lime scent even more! Stir it all together until the zest is evenly distributed over your scrub.
Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil and you have all the ingredients for your own virgin mojito scrub! You can add more or less drops to ‘taste’.