Coconut Oil, Sugar and Almond Scrub

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 250 ml

It cannot be said enough - coconut oil is as great an ingredient to have in your medicine cabinet as it is to have in your kitchen! Renowned for the multitude of benefits it offers, it can be used in just as many ways. Whether it's used as a moisturizer for skin or hair, or used in the kitchen for cooking and seasoning, it leaves no one who has tried it unimpressed. Coconut oil is an indispensable beauty tool due to it's nourishing, moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, and anti-bacterial properties. It can be used as a makeup remover, deodorant, massage oil - it can basically be used as anything! This homemade, all-natural scrub is made with a base of coconut oil, cane sugar, and almond pulp. If you make almond milk at home, you'll be pleased to finally have a use for your leftover almond pulp! This scrub can be used on the face, body, and hands and leaves skin immensely soft and hydrated. For more tips on how to integrate coconut oil into your skincare regimen, check out this article from our blog.


How It's Made


  • 1/2 cup of solid virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of almond pulp (leftover from homemade almond milk)
  • 1 cup of cane sugar
  • No more than 2-3 drops of essential oils, no more potent than 2% (ex. orange, tangerine, lavender, tea tree oil, palmarosa)

*Pregnant women should not handle or use essential oils


  1. Mix the coconut oil with an electric hand mixer or by hand to get it smooth and creamy. The oil should be soft to the touch with a creamy texture. It's possible that you will have to start by hand. Make sure that the oil does not melt.
  2. Add the almond pulp, cane sugar and no more than 2-3 drops of an essential oil of your choice. Mix.
  3. Pour scrub in a small resealable glass container. Store at room temperature, or in the refrigerator in hot weather. Do not ingest the scrub.

The exfoliant will last about a week to 10 days maximum. After this point, the almond pulp will begin to go rancid. If you want to conserve your exfoliant for a longer time, keep your almond pulp in the refrigerator or freezer and add it in small quantities to your exfoliant when you use it.

Emilie Gaillet
Recipe By

Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.