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Soft DIY Foaming Body Scrub with Shredded Coconut: Exfoliate and Glow


About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Welcome to our delightful guide on creating a luxurious DIY foaming body scrub with shredded coconut! In this article, we’ll show you how to exfoliate and achieve a radiant glow using the goodness of soft shredded coconut.

Our DIY foaming body scrub is not only easy to make but also leaves your skin feeling incredibly soft and rejuvenated. So, let’s dive into the step-by-step process of making this delightful scrub that will leave you with smooth, glowing skin.

Ingredients Needed

  • Foaming bath butter. This butter does not leave an oily feel on the skin. It is like soap. You can buy it readymade, or you can make it yourself as per this article.
  • Shredded coconut
  • Aloe vera body oil. You can use instead sweet almond oil, or jojoba oil.
  • Essential oil
  • 3 mica color powders

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • Large bowl
  • 3 small bowls
  • Wooden spatula
  • Wooden popsicle
  • Electric hand mixer
  • 3 small glass containers or jars to store the DIY Foaming Body Scrubs

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Foaming Body Scrub

1- Start by adding 400 grams (14.1 oz) of the foaming bath butter into the bowl.

DIY Foaming Body Scrub. Add foaming bath butter
Add foaming bath butter

2- Add 50 grams (1.76 oz) of aloe vera body oil (alternatives: sweet almond oil or jojoba oil).

DIY Foaming Body Scrub. Add aloe vera body oil
Add aloe vera body oil

3- With a wooden spatula, break the foaming bath butter into smaller pieces.

DIY Foaming Body Scrub. With a wooden spatula, break the foaming bath butter into smaller pieces
With a wooden spatula, break the foaming bath butter into smaller pieces

4- Using the electric hand mixer, whip up the contents just a bit to soften them slightly. We don’t want to whip them up too much and end up with a cream-like consistency.

DIY Foaming Body Scrub. With the electric hand mixer, whip up the contents a bit
With the electric hand mixer, whip up the contents a bit

5- Split the contents into 3 small bowls, as we are going to prepare foaming scrubs of different colors.

DIY Foaming Body Scrub. Split the contents into 3 bowls
Split the contents into 3 bowls

6- With the tip of a wooden popsicle, add a little pink mica color powder into the first bowl, blue mica into the second bowl, and purple mica into the third.

7- Mix thoroughly by hand the contents of each bowl. Notice how the contents are soft but holding well together.

DIY Foaming Body Scrub. Mix well
Mix well

8- In each bowl, add 13 grams (0.45 oz) of shredded coconut.

DIY Foaming Body Scrub. In each bowl, add shredded coconut
In each bowl, add shredded coconut

9- Mix first by hand, then whip it up a little only with the electric hand mixer.

10- In each bowl, add 3 drops of essential oil. Choose one that you like.

11- Mix well by hand.

12- Your DIY Foaming Body Scrub is now done! You can either scoop each colored scrub into its own container, or you can do it like me, scoop differently colored scrubs together, like in the image below.

DIY Foaming Body Scrub. Final product
DIY Foaming Body Scrub. Final product

How To Use: DIY Foaming Body Scrub

Using our DIY foaming body scrub with soft shredded coconut is a breeze! Follow these simple steps to indulge in a pampering and exfoliating experience:

  1. Preparation: Before you start, ensure your skin is clean and damp. Take a warm shower or simply wet the area you wish to exfoliate with the scrub.
  2. Scoop a Generous Amount: Take a dollop of the foaming body scrub and scoop it out using a clean spoon or spatula. The amount will depend on the area you wish to exfoliate, but a generous amount will allow for a thorough and luxurious experience.
  3. Apply and Massage: Gently apply the scrub to your damp skin, focusing on areas like arms, legs, elbows, knees, and any other dry or rough patches. With gentle circular motions, massage the scrub onto your skin. The soft shredded coconut will work wonders in removing dead skin cells and promoting smoother skin.
  4. Enjoy the Aroma: The addition of essential oils will release a delightful aroma while you massage the scrub onto your skin. Take a moment to breathe in the soothing scents and let the experience transport you to a spa-like oasis.
  5. Rinse Off: After a thorough massage, rinse off the scrub with warm water. You’ll notice how the foaming bath butter creates a creamy and gentle lather, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and moisturized.
  6. Pat Dry: Gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel. As you admire your newly exfoliated skin, you’ll notice an instant glow and a velvety-smooth texture.
  7. Admire the Results: You’ve now achieved beautifully exfoliated and glowing skin, thanks to your very own DIY foaming body scrub with soft shredded coconut. Revel in the natural radiance and the satisfaction of creating your own spa-like treatment at home.

Remember to use this delightful DIY foaming body scrub 2-3 times a week or as needed to maintain the softness and radiance of your skin. Enjoy the self-care ritual and the blissful results it brings!

DIY Foaming Body Scrub. Final products

Benefits: DIY Foaming Body Scrub

Indulging in our DIY foaming body scrub with soft shredded coconut brings a multitude of benefits for your skin and overall well-being. Here are the key advantages of incorporating this luxurious scrub into your skincare routine:

  1. Exfoliates Dead Skin Cells: The soft shredded coconut in the scrub acts as a natural exfoliant, gently removing dead skin cells and impurities. This process helps unclog pores, preventing the formation of acne and promoting a clearer complexion.
  2. Promotes Smooth and Glowing Skin: Regular use of the scrub leaves your skin feeling incredibly soft and velvety smooth. It enhances the natural radiance of your skin, giving it a healthy and youthful glow.
  3. Boosts Circulation: The massaging action while applying the scrub stimulates blood circulation, which can contribute to healthier and more vibrant-looking skin.
  4. Moisturizes and Hydrates: The foaming bath butter and aloe vera body oil in the scrub provide excellent moisturization, nourishing your skin and preventing dryness. You’ll experience long-lasting hydration without any greasy residue.
  5. Soothes and Calms: The inclusion of essential oils in the scrub offers a soothing and calming effect on your senses. The delightful aroma helps reduce stress and provides a moment of relaxation during your self-care routine.
  6. Enhances Absorption of Skincare Products: Exfoliating your skin with this DIY scrub helps improve the absorption of other skincare products, such as lotions and serums. It allows these products to penetrate deeper into your skin, maximizing their effectiveness.
  7. Natural and Chemical-Free: Unlike many store-bought body scrubs that may contain harsh chemicals, our DIY foaming body scrub uses all-natural ingredients. You can be confident that you’re treating your skin with care and avoiding any potentially harmful substances.
  8. Cost-Effective: Creating your own foaming body scrub at home is not only fun but also cost-effective. You can make a batch that lasts for several uses, saving you money compared to purchasing commercial scrubs regularly.
  9. Customizable Aroma: With the addition of essential oils, you have the freedom to customize the aroma of the scrub to suit your preferences. Whether you prefer calming lavender, refreshing citrus, or any other scent, the choice is yours!
  10. Self-Care Ritual: Incorporating this DIY foaming body scrub into your self-care routine can be a therapeutic and indulgent experience. The act of pampering yourself with a luxurious scrub can boost your mood and leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Embrace the goodness of our DIY foaming body scrub with soft shredded coconut and treat yourself to the myriad of benefits it offers. Your skin will thank you with a radiant and healthier glow!

For more articles on DIY scrubs, check these out:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make your own DIY Foaming Body Scrub with soft shredded coconut are demonstrated in this video.


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