4 Easy Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipes to Try at Home Today

4 Easy DIY Coconut Oil Face Scrub RecipesIf you’re trying to actualize the au natural way to facial scrubs, then get scrubba-rubba-duckin’ with coconut oil as a start!

No more mysterious ingredients and no more chemicals! Instead, you can produce some of your very own coconut oil face scrubs in the comfort of your own home hassle-free, mess-free, and chemical-free!

So, here are 4 coconut oil face scrubs that are so easy to throw together that you’ll want to get started today! Why save the benefits for tomorrow or the day after when you can have all the skin-lovin’ perks for a clear, vibrant, and healthy complexion within hours? What are you waiting for? Get mixin’!

4 Top Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipes

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Bars

sugarTime: 15 minutes
Servings: Approx. a total of 1.12 lbs

Base Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 8×1″ Cubes Glycerin Soap Base
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar

Essential Oils:

  • Your choice


  • Melt down Soap Cubes in pot over medium-low heat.
  • Add the Coconut Oil and stir in until melted and blended.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add essential oil/s of choice.
  • When mixture is entirely cool, add the Sugar.
  • Pour into molds and allow to cool completely.

Special Notes:

Popular essential oil combos are Lavender and Lemon, Orange and Vanilla, Grapefruit and Lemongrass, and Lemon and Basil. For a more masculine scent, try Cinnamon and Clove.

You can substitute the white sugar for brown sugar.

Keep out of the way of direct water when not in use.

Mixture must be cool before adding the sugar or it will dissolve the sugar scrub qualities.

Can use ice-cube tray if you don’t have soap molds. Or, you can cool in a baking tray and cut up into cubes when cool.

You can also skip the glycerin soap base and double the amount of sugar. Mixing it with Lemon Essential Oils will turn it into a Lemon and Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub.

Coffee Scrub and Mask

coffeeTime: 1 minute
Servings: 1 application


  • 1/2 Tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Finely Ground Coffee Beans


  • Mix into a small bowl or your hands.
  • Apply to your face in circular motions.
  • Leave on for 15-60 minutes.
  • Rinse off with warm water.

Special Notes:

You can use this scrub and coconut oil mask mixture 2-3 times a week.

Rosemary Lavender Scrub

rosemaryTime: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 pint = 16 ounces

Base Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Epsom Salt
  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil
  • Sprig of fresh Rosemary

Essential Oils:

  • 10-15 Drops Lavender


  • Melt the Coconut Oil.
  • Cut the Rosemary into tiny parts.
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Pour into pint-size glass, air-tight jar.

Special Notes:

Safe to use as a body scrub too.

Coconut, Honey, and Lemon Scrub

lemonsTime: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 ounces


  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Organic Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice


  • Mix the Coconut Oil and Honey together.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the Salt, Sugar, and Lemon Juice.
  • Pour the second mixture over the Coconut Oil and Honey mixture and blend well.
  • Pour into a glass, air-tight jar.

Special Notes:

You only need a small, marble-sized amount for application.

Exfoliate in circular motions while being very gentle.

If the mixture is too rough, eliminate the Sea Salt and substitute with sugar.

This can also be used for dry and cracked hands.

Who Will Coconut Oil Face Scrubs Benefit?

If you’re a human being that lives, breathes, and eats, then you can benefit from coconut oil. But, if you’re a proud, confident, and vain kinda gal or guy, then you can especially benefit from coconut oil face scrubs!

Coconut oil is antiseptic, antifungal, and antimicrobial, and all the “anti” benefits don’t end here. Coconut oil is also a proud advocate for anti-acne, anti-eczema, and anti-“enter skin condition here”! No bad skin type is safe from the cleansing, moisturizing, and healing benefits of coconut oil!

And, when it comes to scrubbing up, it’s the perfect ingredient to get the job done squeaky clean when you pair it with the right exfoliates like sugar, salts, and even coffee beans!

Potential Problems with Coconut Oil Face Scrubs

Unless you have a severe allergy to coconut oil, you’re not going to have any negative side effects from using it in your facial scrub routine. But… there is a but.

A coconut oil scrub for face routines often include ingredients that you might react to such as essential oils, sugars, salts, coffee, and alternative oils. You’ll want to read the recipes very carefully to ensure you’re not unwittingly adding anything that you might find irritating to your skin.

For example, if you have dry skin to begin with, Orange Oil, Peppermint, and Lemon Grass oils might prove for an ineffective and drying scrub. You’d want to look to include oils such as Rose, Lavender, and Cedarwood instead.

Citrus vs Non-Citrus Scrubs

Citrus oils are a very popular additive to a coconut oil scrub for face regimens! Seriously, what’s not there to like?


  • Smells amazing! Provides excellent, natural scent to scrub.
  • Mood boosting, invigorating, refreshing, and energizing!
  • Cleansing, antiseptic, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties.

But, even it’s very popular reputation can’t hide its weaknesses too.


  • Can burn or sting the sensitive eye area if the scrub is applied too close to the eyes.
  • Can burn or sting sensitive skin.
  • Can increase sensitivity to the sun. The skin protecting qualities of coconut oil may not be enough to counteract the citrus, so you may need to wear sunscreen lotions outside.

Choosing Your Scrub Base


Scrubs are all about exfoliation – cleansing and opening pores, improve skin texture, slow down aging symptoms, and revealing smooth, soft, and new skin. So…

Why Coffee?
It’s antioxidant-rich, increases production of elastin and collagen, and reverses damage from UV rays. Caffeine also stimulates blood circulation to the face for healthy skin cell turnover and a radiant glow.

Why Sugar?
Surprisingly, sugar is a humectant, naturally contains AHA, and its texture makes for an excellent and effective facial exfoliant. Raw sugar is larger and courser, and it’s usually reserved for body scrubs. Brown sugar melts easily during use and is much more softer than granulated sugar – making it the sweet option for facial scrubs, especially around sensitive areas like the eyes.

Why Salts?
When it comes to your face and using salts, you just have to be extra careful during application. You can even throw course salts into a blender for a few pulses for smaller particles. But, unlike sugars, salts are therapeutic and they offer mineralization benefits such as promoting better circulation, reducing inflammation, and tightening skin; improving skin texture, is a muscle relaxant, and it removes toxins in the pores. Those beneficial trace minerals can be magnesium, calcium, copper, potassium, and iron.

Stop procrastinating and get your skin perks by using coconut oil to scrub away everything that will have you looking less than your best – zits, blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone!

So, scrub away the old you tonight to reveal a new you in the morning!