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Coconut Hand Scrub


Aqua Coconut Hand Scrub


We are going to have a plethora of body scrubs between the Barefoot’s Brown Sugar Scrub and today’s recipe. We’re going to be so smooth and silky we won’t recognize ourselves.

I want to tell you about my favorite– the Barefoot’s Aqua Coconut Scrub.

I ran across this last month while down south visiting for Betty’s birthday. We met my sister, Triathlon Girl, and her hubby on the beach at a nice little seafood restaurant Betty & Tom enjoy.

In the ladies’ restroom I noticed there was no soap for washing your hands before you left.

But! They had this little dish of white gravely stuff you scrubbed with, then rinsed. Your hands felt delightful. And it looked so cute.

And it was nothing but coconut oil and sea salt.

The thing with coconut oil is that it’s firm below 76o — that’s the melting point to become a liquid. It’s clear and colorless when a liquid or a milky white when it’s solid. It’s sort of like Crisco. 

I came home and made my own. So simple. So easy.

Barefoot’s Aqua Coconut Hand

Coconut oil – melted
White sea salt
1 drop of blue food coloring (or color of your choice) — and optional

  • Put about 1/2 cup of coconut oil in a bowl and microwave for 10-20 seconds until it’s mostly liquid.
  • Add one small drop of blue food coloring to oil and stir.
  • Add 1 and 1/2 cups of white sea salt. Start with a cup and add the 1/2 cup as needed.
  • Stir well.
  • Place in refrigerator or set aside to harden back up.
  • Scoop into pretty dish and place by sink. Add a spoon or sugar cube tongs, if you like. Or, just use your fingers.


Aqua Coconut Hand scrub blue dish


Sea Salt comes in a variety of colors. I used a whitish-gray I had on hand. I also have some pink and Hawaiian black. They were pricier than the whitish-gray, so I’ll save those for a meal.

I added one tiny drop of blue food coloring. You could mix up your own custom colors to match your bathroom decor.

Mix and place in a cute dish with a tiny spoon beside the sink in your guest bath and your guests will think you’re so chic.


Aqua Coconut Hand scrub champagne glass


When adding the salt to the oil, my goal was an oily gravel– not a gritty oil. I wanted the salt to dominate. A little oil goes a long way.

To use– scoop some in the palm of your hand, rub all over your hands, and rinse. My hands didn’t turn blue.


Aqua Coconut Hand scrub pottery


Dress it up in an a antique crystal champagne glass, make it beachy in a sea-glass blue dish, store it in a country crock, or an old-world style soap dish. Use a small spoon, sugar cube tongs, a butter knife, or your fingers. Be sure to have nice washable towels to dry your hands. There is an oily residue when you rinse, but that’s what makes your hands so soft.


Aqua Coconut Hand scrub soap dish


After a day at the beach or working in the yard, your hands will have a new lease on life.

Hope you enjoy.

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