DIY Citrus Sugar Body Scrub


Good ole’ winter has done a number on my skin. I love body scrubs, so what better time to do a little playing on Pinterest than to find my own sugar scrub recipe? While I adapted this recipe based on personal preference, there are dozens of recipes you can try with a little searching on the internet. For now, here’s my take on a sugar scrub that makes me feel as if spring is in the air, making my skin smooth and supple.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup, coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 drops, citrus essential oil
  • 1 cheese grater
  • 1 orange
  • 2 small canning/mason jars

How to do it:

It’s so easy: mix the coconut oil, sugar and essential oil in a bowl. Grate enough orange peel into the mix to give it some pops of color. The amounts listed above filled two small jars.

Want to change the scent? Try adding a rose-scented oil and chopped rose petals for a rose scrub. You can create so many different scents with a simple change in ingredients.

As with any sugar scrub, I make sure to clean my tub afterward and clean any residue off the jar, so it doesn’t attract ants. Of course, consider this is not evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration; this DIY isn’t implied to a substitute for professional skin treatments.

Also, please keep essential oils out of the reach of your children and other little ones!

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