I’m all about keeping my skin silky smooth, especially during the summer when I live in sleeveless tops, skirts and dresses! My secret to doing so is a simple scrub I use twice per month to exfoliate and moisturize.

DIY Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub for Smooth Legs by Tanesha Awasthi (formerly known as Girl with Curves) DIY Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub for Smooth Legs by Tanesha Awasthi (Girl With Curves)

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Coconut, lime and sugar make for a great scrub since coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer and sugar is a great exfoliant. In addition to the smell of lime zest making me feel as if I’m at a spa, the natural oils found in the citrus peels are antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial.

You can store the scrub at room temperature for weeks! During hotter months, I recommend storing it in the refrigerator so the coconut oil doesn’t liquify. 

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1. Place 1/2 cup coconut oil In a small bowl. (Heat for 10 seconds in order to get a liquid consistency, if needed).


2. Add 1 cup granulated sugar to the coconut oil and mix.


3. Lastly, grate 3 tablespoons of lime zest into the coconut oil + sugar mixture and stir thoroughly.


4. To prep skin before applying scrub, shower in warm-to-hot water for 3-5 minutes- this will soften the skin, open pores and prepare for exfoliation, then pause or turn water off before application.


5. Apply the scrub in a circular motion with gentle pressure. Start from the feet up or the arms down, whichever you prefer. Rinse off with lukewarm water.