Hydrating cucumber and cooling mint bring soothing and inflammation-quelling properties to this homemade DIY body exfoliator. The fine grains of sugar help shed dry skin, and skin-quenching coconut oil sweeps in to give a supple glow that lasts even after washing. While the scrub is completely edible, we don't recommend actually eating it.

Lily Diamond
Source: EatingWell.com, June 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl or mortar and pestle, mash cucumber and mint into a pulp. Squeeze the liquid out into a second bowl and discard the pulp. Add sugar and melted coconut oil to the liquid and mix until fully incorporated.

  • Apply to clean, damp skin using circular motions to exfoliate the skin. Rinse off completely, then towel dry. Moisturize as desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. The coconut oil will harden in the fridge; bring scrub to room temperature before using.

Nutrition Facts

603.5 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 135.4g 45% DV; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; soluble fiberg; insoluble fiber 0.2g; sugars 134g; monosaccharides 0.7g; disaccharidesg; other carbs 0.7g; fat 9.2g 14% DV; saturated fat 7.9g 39% DV; mono fat 0.5g; poly fat 0.2g; trans fatty acidg; cholesterolmg; water 49.9g; ash 0.2g; vitamin a iu 151.5IU 3% DV; vitamin a re 14.9RE; vitamin a carotenoid 14.9RE; vitamin a retinolRE; vitamin a carotene 83.1mcg; vitamin b1 thiaminmg; vitamin b2 riboflavin 0.1mg; vitamin b3 niacin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.1mg 1% DV; vitamin b6mg 1% DV; vitamin b12mcg; biotin 0.4mcg; vitamin c 6.7mg 11% DV; vitamin e alpha equivalentsmg; vitamin e iuIU; vitamin e mgmg; folate 12.5mcg 3% DV; vitamin k 7.3mcg 9% DV; pantothenic acid 0.1mg 1% DV; calcium 25mg 2% DV; coppermg 1% DV; fluoride 1.9mg; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; magnesium 5.8mg 1% DV; manganese 0.2mg 8% DV; molybdenum 2.2mcg 3% DV; phosphorus 14.7mg 1% DV; potassium 83.1mg 2% DV; selenium 0.9mcg 1% DV; sodium 1.1mg; zinc 0.1mg 1% DV; 40 butyricg; 60 caprioc 0.1g; 80 caprylic 0.7g; 100 capric 0.5g; 120 lauric 4g; 140 myristic 1.5g; 160 palmitic 0.8g; 180 stearic 0.3g; 161 palmitolg; 181 oleic 0.5g; 201 eicoseng; 221 erucicg; 182 linoleic 0.2g; 183 linolenicg; 184 stearidong; 204 arachidong; 205 epag; 225 dpag; 226 dhag; omega 3 fatty acidg; omega 6 fatty acid 0.2g; alanineg; arginineg; cystineg; glycineg; histidineg; isoleucineg; leucineg; lysineg; methionineg; phenylalanineg; prolineg; serineg; threonineg; tryptophang; tyrosineg; valineg; alcoholg; caffeinemg; pyramid vegetables; exchange vegetables; energy 599.7kcal; aspartic acidg; glutamic acid 0.1g; phytosterols 14mg; thiaminmg 1% DV; riboflavinmg 2% DV; vitamin d iuIU; vitamin d mcgmcg; boron 33.3mg; chromium 0.7mcg 1% DV; pyramid fat; exchange other carbs; exchange fat.