Creating your own Energizing Orange Sugar Scrub can be done in just minutes by combining a few items that you probably have in your home. Spring into spring and give your skin a little love.
I love making my own sugar and salt scrubs. Maybe because living in Colorado my skin is always needing a little TLC. I have a few favorites like my Lavender Vanilla Salt Scrub and my Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub. These are my must haves year round but during this transitional season I wanted to create something with a citrus and energizing property. My simply combining sugar, orange zest, coconut oil and orange essential oil I created a perfect orange sugar scrub in minutes!
Make Your Own Orange Sugar Scrub
Not only do homemade scrubs make you feel like you spent the afternoon at the spa but these simple scrubs save you time and money. Taking time for yourself is so important and by creating scrubs that help you relax, feel energized or just take you away from the every day stress you will make sure you take that time!
1 1/2 cup sugar
Zest from one large orange
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
7 drops of orange essential oil
1 medium glass jar with lid
1. Pour sugar into a medium bowl.
2. Zest the orange and add the fresh orange zest to the bowl of sugar. Combine zest and sugar by carefully mixing.
3. Melt coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds.
4. Pour coconut oil into the sugar mixture and carefully combine.
5. Add 7 drops of orange essential oil into the sugar scrub mixture and combine well.
6. Sugar scrub is ready to use. ENJOY!
Tip: For storage, this scrub can be kept in an airtight container for 2 weeks.
Why Orange Essential Oil?
Orange essential oil is often used in aromatherapy to promote a feeling of happiness, energy and warmth. It helps in the elimination of toxins in the body and deals well with digestive problems. Orange essential oil also helps in stimulating lymphatic action to promote balance in water processes and results in detoxification of your body.
In terms of your skin, orange essential oil is also good for nourishing dry, irritated and acne-prone skin. Perfect for this time of the year! It also may be used effectively for a refreshing treatment of calluses on your feet. Are your feet sandal ready for summer?
A Perfect DIY Gift
Creating Sugar and Salt scrubs make for a perfect homemade DIY gift for anyone in your life that may need that extra push towards some self care. You can buy scrubs in the stores but often you do not know what is in those scrubs. By combining some well known and simple ingredients you can create these body scrubs that you will not only love using yourself but you will love to gift to those around you.
Finding some fun combinations and a lovely glass container will make these DIY Scrubs perfect for any occasion!
What creative and energizing body scrub do you enjoy using?
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