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coconut & mint face scrub

Make your own natural face scrub

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Forget environmentally unfriendly microbeads, here's REBECCA SULLIVAN's recipe for a natural face scrub.

Coconut, honey and river mint face and body scrub


  • ½ cup organic coconut sugar*
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tbs raw honey
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice
  • Half a handful of river mint** or peppermint leaves, ripped into tiny pieces

*coconut sugar can be found in most supermarkets. If you can’t get hold of it normal brown sugar, palm sugar or raw sugar work just as well.

**river mint is a native mint which can be foraged or found in specialist stores. Home-grown organic peppermint may be substituted.


Into a small clean bowl, mix sugar, oil and honey. Now mix in the lemon and mint. Store in a sterilized jar for 2 weeks. Make it in small batches as needed to keep it fresh and active. No need to refridgerate – it may separate a little with heat but that is fine.

To Use

Place about a teaspoon of the mixture into the palm of the hand and massage gently into the skin in an upward circular motion. Rinse off with cold or warm water.

TIP: Ripping, rather than chopping the leaves ensures more essential oils stay in the scrub.