Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I think this is great!! It took me a while to get it right but I am proud of the result. So far as I tested the scrub it does not separate like most scrubs do, making it easier to use. For the oil you can use the lighter oils like almond, jojoba or grapeseed, olive oil can also be used and you will probably have that in your kitchen cupboard. The essential oil is optional and so is the vitamin E. The vitamin E does work as an extra preservative, the salt does that too, and is also very good for your skin, but it does make it more expensive. Great gift!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup fine sea salt
  • 14 cup fine cornmeal
  • 14 cup desiccated coconut
  • 14 cup oil, of your own choice
  • 14 bath soap
  • 5 -6 vitamin E, capsules
  • essential oils or fragrance oil, as desired


  1. In a glass bowl mix the salt, corn meal and coconut.
  2. Add the oil, mix.
  3. Add the liquid soap, mix.
  4. Cut the vitamin capsules open and add the oil, mix, add essential oil if using and mix well.
  5. Scoop into a container, plastic is preferred if using this in the shower.
  6. Use: Take out a finger full and rub/massage the body, rinse of with warm water.
  7. If using it in the shower, make sure you are on a non-slip surface!
Most Helpful

WoW, this is a nice scrub! I flavored the scrub with peppermint oil. What an exhiliarating feeling! I plan to keep this in my shower! I'm delighted to have this recipe for a great body exfoliate! Thanks so much, PetsRus!

BeachGirl April 13, 2003

Gorgeous scrub! I made this using ground Basmati long-grain rice as a substitute for cornmeal since I haven't come across the latter here in Oman. Ground rice worked like a charm(A special THANK YOU to Auntie Heather Feather who gave me this suggestion!). For the liquid bath soap, I used my favourite one - Enchanteur Alluring Perfumed Hand liquid soap. This liquid soap is a beautiful baby pink colour and it imparted a very cute baby pink-white mix colour to the scrub. As for the oil, I used my favourite Himalaya Herbals Revitalising Hair Oil. I love the smell of this oil. I had to omit the Vitamin capsules simply because I didn't have any. I used peppermint oil for fragrance and it made the scrub all the more good! I have made several batches of this for gift giving on July 2nd(It happens to be 2 years of completion of my battle against obesity!). I'm so glad you post these scrub recipes. I just love you for this! {{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}} Charishma

Charishma_Ramchandani June 30, 2003