If you ever had the pleasure of visiting the south, then you may have encounter incredibly sweet but soooo refreshing key lime pie.
It’s as classic as a mint julep in southern territory. Both of which I highly recommend!
And with today’s recipe for key lime DIY sugar scrub bars, you can experience a slice of the south no matter where you live!
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Incredibly Sweet and Refreshing Key Lime DIY Sugar Scrub Bars
Did I mention this recipe for key lime DIY sugar scrubs bars not only smells divine, it feels divine!
The tiny granules of sugar will gently sloth away dead skin, while natural goat milk soap cleanses. And freshly squeezed lime juice and zest tighten and tones. Followed by moisturizing coconut oil and vitamin E oil to replenish and soften skin after exfoliating.
Did I loose you? Are you off in a daydream of fresh limes too? Well, wake up it’s time to whip make these incredible key lime DIY sugar scrub cubes!
Key Lime DIY Sugar Scrub Bars Ingredients:
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- 1 cup of sugar
- ½ cup unscented goat milk soap
- 2 tablespoons vitamin E oil
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- 12 drops lime essential oil, optional
- 1 silicone wedge mold or ice cube tray
How to Make Key Lime DIY Sugar Scrub Bars:
Zest 1 tablespoon from a lime onto a cutting board and set aside. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of juice from the lime into a small bowl and set aside.
Using a soap knife chop ½ cup goat milk soap into small chunks. Place in a microwave-safe bowl, I recommend a large glass liquid measuring cup with a spout for easy pouring. Microwave soap at 20-second intervals for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring in between sessions until melted.
Remove from heat, working quickly before soap sets add ½ cup coconut oil, 2 tablespoons vitamin E oil, and prepared freshly squeezed lime juice. Stir thoroughly to combine, then add 1 cup of sugar, prepared fresh lime zest, and 12 drops of optional lime essential oil.
Stir once more and carefully pour into silicone wedge mold (this is the one I used) or ice cube tray. Place filled silicone mold in the freezer to set for 30 minutes.
Once set remove from the freezer and pop out each key lime DIY sugar scrub bar. Bars will be firm but soft enough to smush. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge to prolong shelf life.
Yields: 12 to 16 scrub bars depending on the silicone mold used.
Related: Lemon Zest Hand Soap Recipe
Massage a key lime DIY sugar scrub bar in a circular motion into your skin. Avoid contact with eyes and rinse with water. Repeat three to four times per week.
If you like refreshing citrus scents too, then Unlock the benefits of grapefruit essential oil in an exfoliating grapefruit poppyseed scrub, made for beautiful summer skin!
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