Beauty Time: Coconut Lemon Scrub!

coconut lemon scrub

I would never be a good hand model. I don't wear gloves when I'm gardening or while I'm doing the dishes. It feels weird! I don't remember to put lotion on my hands until they're dry enough for me scratch a phone number on them with my nail. Cuticles? Don't get me started on those. I have issues. But every now and then I exfoliate my hands... I learned this trick in college. Sugar scrub makes your hands so soft that they don't feel like your own hands. Sounds weird, right? You'll see what I mean. This yummy scented Coconut Lemon Scrub is the perfect concoction for those of you who aspire to be hand models. Soft hands are awesome. Just make sure you still have a firm handshake with your soft hands. No one likes a limp handshake. No one.

And we're off! Let's get pretty!

Gather your scrub ingredients.

coconut lemon scrub

Place it all in your hand and MIX.


Rub both hands together. This is only one hand. My other hand was taking the photo. It was complicated.


After about a minute or so of rubbing, rinse off the mixture with warm water. Feels good, huh?


This is Cooper's hand scrub recipe. I don't like this recipe. Don't follow this recipe. It sucks.

cooper's recipe

Exfoliate your hands, elbows, ankles, knees or any rough parts of your body with this Coconut Lemon Scrub!

Coconut Lemon Scrub

Recipe by yours Truly

Makes enough to exfoliate your hands

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (in solid state)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

Place coconut oil, lemon zest & sugar in your hands. Rub mixture in between your hands vigorously for about 1 minute. Rinse with warm water. Use this application on any dry patches you might have!

***Shutterbean Notes***

-If you don't have coconut oil, use olive oil.

-If you don't have lemon zest, use lime or grapefruit!

-If you don't have turbinado sugar, try regular sugar. It will still exfoliate. It's just not as powerful as the turbinado sugar.

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  • SUPERB. Scrub, lick, rinse, repeat.

  • May 19, 2011

    I actually have all of these things, dry skin and ghetto cuticles included! This scrub must smell awesome.

  • May 19, 2011

    Oh this looks like a treat! A tropical treat!

  • May 19, 2011

    haha Cooper's scrub is the best! This sounds lovely - I'll have to give it a try.

  • May 20, 2011

    cooper's scrub! OMG.

    i know exactly what you mean! i have a jar of sugar scrub by each sink-- i make mine with almond oil + sugar- and WOW does it make for some soft skin! you can also put a couple drops of an essential oil in the mix, that makes for a pretty scent too!

    • May 20, 2011

      ALMOND SCRUB!!! It's totally next!

      • May 20, 2011

        you little bear claw, you!

  • May 20, 2011

    DOING this!

  • May 20, 2011

    Is it wrong that I want to eat this instead of using it for a hand scrub?!

    Coconut, lemon, sugar, YUM.

  • May 20, 2011

    I love this....i was just thinking about making a brown sugar scrub.....never thought of coconut oil!!

  • May 20, 2011

    can you make this in bulk and jar it? will it hold up?

    • May 21, 2011

      Hmmm. I might have to get back to you on that. I bet it would keep if you didn't add the zest and you kept the jar in a cool place.

    • May 21, 2011

      i totally keep mine in one of those glass jars with the snap lids... just almond oil + sugar, and it keeps no problem- sometimes the top gets a little crispy/crunchy but just mix it back in no prob. i think any oil plus sugar would keep! :)

  • May 21, 2011

    This is awesome, I will try it tomorrow. We have a cattle ranch and my hands get pretty yucky sometimes and I have a hard time getting them back to girl hands. My hubby uses ajax and that's not so great for your skin, so thanks!

  • May 22, 2011

    Love the shot of the little hand. Too cute!!!!!!!!

  • May 22, 2011

    Thanks. I have been using coconut oil for a long time. Will try this one today.

  • Amy~
    September 22, 2011

    Hmm, I wonder if I could mix this up in jar!? I'm sending home homemade gifts this year :]

  • Hey, the cool girls don't wear gloves while gardening or doing dishes! :-)

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