About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. Sandy says

    I’ve only made sugar scrub once before and it used sunflower oil. I’ve never used the coconut oil before so I was wonder if using the cold pressed jar of coconut oil do you have to melt it for this recipe?

    • Erin says

      Hi Sandy, Yes, if I use cold pressed coconut oil, I do soften it in the microwave to mix it together. Let me know if you have any questions!

    • Erin says

      Great questions, Ani. Yes, this recipe could be used on your lips. However, because brown sugar is used, which is a little more coarse than white sugar, I would definitely test a spot and go lightly at first.

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