Choco-Coco Sugar Scrub {DIY Christmas Gifts}

It’s no surprise I love chocolate. I have said it several times over the course of this blog. 😉

Chocolate makes a great gift for your tastebuds, but also for your body. I made this wonderful chocolate-mint scrub that is so sweet and great for exfoliating your body. It is made from simple ingredients and coconut oil. Coconut oil is great for your skin because it easily absorbs into the skin for a non-greasy moisturizer, perfect for wind blown dry winter skin. I am sure it will delight anyone you give it to.


To make this easy scrub, you will need:

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups solid coconut oil

a few drops mint extract


Start by putting the oil in a bowl and melting it. You don’t want it too hot, just melted.

Add it to a mixture of sugar and cocoa powder. Mix well and then add a few drops of mint extract.

Put in a glass wide mouthed jar, slap on a label and tie with ribbon.

To use, scoop out a bit onto your hands and exfoliate. Don’t use on your face if you have sensitive skin. It should melt away in a hot shower, leaving no residue.

This is a super simple DIY Christmas gifts! I would love to get this as a gift because I really treasure homemade gifts- they are filled with love! <3


5 Replies to “Choco-Coco Sugar Scrub {DIY Christmas Gifts}”

  1. Such a neat idea! And I have all these ingredients on hand, yippee! 🙂
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  4. Woohoo, making this right now as gifts for my family for Christmas! A tip I’ve read when looking up how long of a shelf life natural sugar scrubs have:

    “The easiest way to keep anything from going ‘bad’ is to keep your hands out of it! NEVER scoop out with your fingers, use a spoon or a spatula to get the product out of the jar and less chance of contamination!”

    I’m using 1/2 pint wide-mouth Ball canning jars and attaching a scoop (bought a set of cute measuring spoons for $1.50, one spoon for each container!)

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Sam! I was unsure how long these would last for. I hope your family likes them.

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