We have a birthday in our house this week so we are gearing up for a fun week filled with birthday treats!  My girl Ash is turning 15 at the end of the week, but we like to find fun ways to celebrate all week long.  To combine our love of the spa and birthday fun we’re making a simple birthday cake body scrub.  It’s a perfect way to indulge in some birthday cake without all the calories, and it’s incredibly easy to make too!

To get that delicious birthday cake smell I used basic vanilla essential oil, I found it in the soap making aisle at a craft store, you can also buy this version from Amazon.  You can use any brand of coconut oil… I love Trader Joe’s organic coconut oil.  You can use just regular food coloring and sprinkles from the grocery store.

DIY Coconut Body Scrub Recipe

It’s important not to melt the coconut oil, this will create a light fluffy texture and not dissolve the sugar.  This body scrub smells like birthday cake heaven!

Coconut oil body scrub recipe

You can absolutely leave out the drop of red food coloring, but we have white towels and I can tell you this tiny drop of food coloring will not stain your skin or leave color on white towels.  It’s so much more birthday fun having a pink body scrub though.  Just stick with 1 drop and you’re good to go!

Birthday Cake Body Scrub



  • In a medium size bowl add coconut oil and mix with a spoon until it softens up.  
  • Add vanilla essential oil (and food coloring if using) to the coconut oil, stir to blend.  
  • Pour in sugar and mix well, add the sprinkles and mix again.
  • Store in a clean storage container and use within 2-3 weeks.

Birthday Cake Body Scrub

We love how amazingly soft our skin feels using this body scrub!  It also makes a great hand scrub at the sink to beat winter dry hands.

So if you’re having a birthday and want to indulge, this recipe is for you!  Or perhaps you’re wanting to make a cute gift for the birthday spa girl in your life, just scoop it into a jar and add a festive bow and you’re good to go.

Birthday Cake Body Scrub

As with all our homemade body scrubs, it’s best to store in a cool, dry location and use within 2-3 weeks. You’ll want to be careful that water stays out of they jar while in the shower, or the scrub could start to dissolve.

This body scrub is so divine you’ll probably want to make it even if it’s not your birthday.  Who wouldn’t like to shower with pink fluffy birthday cake body scrub?  Bonus it’s calorie free!  Next up I’ll be showing you how we made a fun, festive garland that can be tailored for birthdays or any celebration!



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