DIY Coconut Oil Peppermint Facial Scrub

If you follow me on instagram (@iamvmil) then you know I have been raving about this coconut oil peppermint facial scrub that my mom made for me for quite a while now.  She found the recipe (coconut oil, peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil, and sea salt) on pinterest and “bottled” it up and sent it to me because I was complaining about scarring and acne issues.


Having acne issues had been foreign to me until I moved to Atlanta.  My skin went from being clear, smooth and radiant to having acne and dry patches.  I went from barely wearing foundation to using foundation and concealer on a daily basis! This was a problem because I am pretty low maintenance when it comes to my daily beauty routine so something had to change, ASAP!


After discovering a new cleansing routine and treating my acne in tandem with my skin getting used to Atlanta’s climate, my skin cleared up and was back to what it used to be, except for the scarring.  When my mom sent me the scrub, I decided to do my own research on coconut oil and discovered that coconut oil was good as a moisturizer, can assist in fading scarring and has antibacterial properties that helps to prevent breakouts.  The peppermint in the scrub helps to open up my pores and the sea salt gently exfoliates my skin.


This scrub is definitely a major player in my skin care routine and has done wonders for my skin.  I can now go without foundation like I did before I had my major breakout after moving.  I use the scrub one to two times a week depending on how much makeup I wore that week.  Talk about snapping my skin care routine back into shape!


What product is a staple in your skin care routine? Is it a DIY product? Do share!


“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ― Epicurus


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2 Responses

  1. OMG! Can your Mom make those scrubs in bulk/wholesale?? LOL

    Not just climate but even “aging” can change components of your skin. Trust and believe my skin now is totally different from how it was in my 20’s (which was just a few years ago lol). I did not know about those particular benefits of coconut oil. Thanks for sharing!

    I do like using shea butter. We used that all the time for everything when I was younger, you know my family is Nigerian.

    Thanks a zillion for the excellent quote and awesome info! Keep up the fab work, Venus!

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