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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


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10 mins
10 mins


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  • 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

88 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 2.1g; dietary fiber 0.2g; soluble fiber 0g; insoluble fiber 0.2g; sugars 0.7g; monosaccharides 0.7g; disaccharides 0g; other carbs 0.6g; fat 9.2g; saturated fat 7.9g; mono fat 0.5g; poly fat 0.2g; trans fatty acid 0g; cholesterol 0mg; water 49.8g; ash 0.2g; vitamin a iu 151.5IU; vitamin a re 14.9RE; vitamin a carotenoid 14.9RE; vitamin a retinol 0RE; vitamin a carotene 83.1mcg; vitamin b1 thiamin 0mg; vitamin b2 riboflavin 0mg; vitamin b3 niacin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; vitamin b12 0mcg; biotin 0.4mcg; vitamin c 6.7mg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0mg; vitamin e iu 0IU; vitamin e mg 0mg; folate 12.5mcg; vitamin k 7.3mcg; pantothenic acid 0.1mg; calcium 23.6mg; copper 0mg; fluoride 0.6mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 5.8mg; manganese 0.2mg; molybdenum 2.2mcg; phosphorus 14.7mg; potassium 80.4mg; selenium 0.1mcg; sodium 1.1mg; zinc 0.1mg; 40 butyric 0g; 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 palmitol 0g; 181 oleic 0.5g; 201 eicosen 0g; 221 erucic 0g; 182 linoleic 0.2g; 183 linolenic 0g; 184 stearidon 0g; 204 arachidon 0g; 205 epa 0g; 225 dpa 0g; 226 dha 0g; omega 3 fatty acid 0g; omega 6 fatty acid 0.2g; alanine 0g; arginine 0g; cystine 0g; glycine 0g; histidine 0g; isoleucine 0g; leucine 0g; lysine 0g; methionine 0g; phenylalanine 0g; proline 0g; serine 0g; threonine 0g; tryptophan 0g; tyrosine 0g; valine 0g; alcohol 0g; caffeine 0mg; pyramid vegetables 0; exchange vegetables 0; energy 83.8kcal; aspartic acid 0g; glutamic acid 0.1g; phytosterols 14mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; vitamin d iu 0IU; vitamin d mcg 0mcg; pyramid fat 0; exchange fat 0.