Home made coconut oil and mint scrub

My skin really dried out a lot after having a baby and this was a handy scrub to rub on my skin in the shower to both exfoliate and moisturise quickly and easily. The lemon oil smells so fresh and mint has a high content of salicylic acid which cleanses your pores. The salt removes toxins and the scrubbing improves circulation. It's great for my skin, made it much softer, and it's so easy to make.


  • 1/2 cup of coarse salt (I used sea salt)
  • 1/4 cup of warmed coconut oil
  • 1 large handful of mint leaves
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • couple of drops of lemon essential oil (not necessary but makes it smell beautiful)


  • place the mint and lemon zest in a food processor and blend until combined and finely chopped
  • add the mint and lemon zest to the warmed coconut oil and salt and stir everything together
  • place in a jar keep in the fridge for a few weeks