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DIY Organic Spiced Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub

This body scrub smells like a Christmas cookie!  The organic vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg give a wonderful warm and calming aroma while the moisturizing coconut oil provides a hint of sweetness that is just divine.  I especially loved how easy the scrub was to make and that all of the ingredients were in my pantry.

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Homemade Organic Spiced Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vanilla infused coconut oil
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons nutmeg

To make the coconut infusion: Heat 1/2 cup coconut oil on the stove just to melt and warm it. Cut a vanilla bean down the center, making not to cut all the way through, open and scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Add the seeds to the warm oil and infuse on medium heat for an hour. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

No coconut oil or vanilla beans in the pantry? Use another oil (almond is nice but olive oil could be used in a pinch) and use 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

Simply combine the ingredients with a hand mixer and spoon into little jars for gift-giving or your own personal enjoyment.