A DIY Tropical Body Scrub to Beat the Winter Blues

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Whether you’re heading to the sunny shores this resort season, or just the couch, we’re here to help you feel ‘beachy’-keen with this DIY tropical strawberry body scrub! This three-part recipe fuses together a trifecta of juicy red strawberries, coarse sea salt, and heavenly coconut oil. Not only does it smell amazing, but the coconut oil will moisturize, the salt will gently exfoliate, and the strawberries, which are loaded with alpha-hydroxy acid, will soothe, refresh, and even-out your skin tone. This recipe should be made in small batches and used liberally.


What You Need:

  • 1 cup coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unrefined, extra virgin coconut oil
  • 3 to 4 strawberries
  • Jar to store it in


Step One


Combine your sea salt with your coconut oil. For easier mixing, first zap your coconut oil in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds, or until it is softened. Liquid is OK, too, but it shouldn’t be super hot.

Step Two



Chop three to four fresh strawberries, and then muddle and mash. Alternatively, throw them into a blender. We did a little bit of both for our recipe.

Step Three


Next, combine your mashed and blended strawberries with your salt and coconut oil. Mix well.

Step Four


Finally, transfer your body scrub into a container, seal it tightly, and date it. Store it in your fridge, and use it liberally when showering. Note that the coconut oil will harden in the fridge, but once you dig into the scrub, it will warm up quickly and become pliable. For best results, use within the first two weeks.

Happy pampering! And don’t forget to check out these inspiring vacation-ready finds

+How do you keep your skin moisturized and happy in the winter?


About Wendy

Wendy Rose Gould is a latte-loving, vintage-collecting, cat-adoring beauty and fashion writer whose work has appeared both online and in print. While she grew up in urban Indiana surrounded by horse buggies and corn fields, she's since moved west to Phoenix (after a stint in South Korea) where cacti and haboobs reign supreme. Wendy believes a woman should never leave the house without enviable hair and a spritz of her staple perfume. And also mascara. Never leave the house without mascara.

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