Thursday, December 5, 2013

{DIY} How to Make an Orange Sugar Scrub ~ Citrus Series


Making your own "orange sugar scrub" is so easy and fun to give as gifts. All you need are these simple supplies and a few minutes to prepare this cheery body product:

Four simple steps:
  1. Measure out your sugar.
  2. Add ground, dried orange peel.
  3. Stir in orange, coconut, and olive oils (*see note below).
  4. Pour into container and label with love.
*Note: If the mixture is too dry, add a little more oil. If it is too oily, add more sugar until you reach the desired consistency.


Directions for Use: In the shower, massage a small handful of scrub all over wet skin (avoiding sensitive areas, concentrating on dry ones), rinse off and pat dry. Don't wipe away the oil feeling since this will keep you moisturized without applying lotion. Suggested use is once a week. Not recommended for your face. Be careful as the tub may become slippery when using.


Our printable recipe and label (which fits perfectly on top of a regular-mouth mason jar) is shared HERE. You may want to download it and print it out for your herbal

"A man ought to carry himself in the world as an orange tree would if it could walk up and down in the garden, swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up to the air."
~ Henry Ward Beecher


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25 comments:

  1. Just recently began dabbling in essential oils and LOVING them - thanks for this great idea!

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    1. They are so fun and versatile!!! :)

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  2. Your orange sugar scrub sounds wonderful! I can't wait to try it, I know my feet and arms will love it. I just need to order the orange oil. Thank you for sharing your recipe

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    1. Orange oil is a fun one to have! It is wonderful in room sprays and cleaning products :)

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  3. Oh this sounds so good! I grew up surrounded by orange groves so naturally orange and orange blossoms are two of my favorite smells. I will give this one a try.

    Blessings ,
    Amy Jo

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    1. This is one of my favorites too! Yummy smelling :)

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  4. Thanks for all the great ideas! I have a question for you (or your readers). I know olive oil is good for many things, including your hair, but olive oil does not absorb into your skin like coconut oil will, so would almond oil be a better alternative for the olive oil? Has anyone used it instead? I know almond oil also absorbs into the skin. Thanks.

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    1. Sure, almond oil would work. I use it in another scrub recipe :)

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  5. Thanks so much for all the great ideas! I have a question for you or your readers, please. I know coconut oil absorbs into the skin, but olive oil does not, so would almond oil work better in this recipe (or as well) since it absorbs and moisturized like coconut oil? Has anyone used it instead? Thanks!

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    1. Sure, almond oil would work. I use it in another scrub recipe :)

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    2. I figured it would, but wanted to make sure. Thanks again!

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    3. I don't blame you, I am a checker too :) The oils aren't cheap and you hate to mess it up!

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  6. We just made some orange cream lip balm, body wash and bath meltaways. This would be a great addition to our little "orange spa basket". Thanks for the great recipe (and cute labels).

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    1. Oooh, that sounds wonderful!!! Like a creamsicle :)

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  7. I forgot to mention how much I appreciate the PDF files you make of all your recipes so I can print out and place right in my herbal. You save me so much time - thanks again!

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  8. I make sugar scrubs and cannot wait to try this. It may makes its way into some stockings.... :-) I bet it smells fantastic. Thanks for sharing on Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

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  9. Hi I am Karen Lynn from Lil' Suburban Homestead! Your sugar scrub looks amazing and I love making my own scrub too! So glad you shared at the "From The Farm" blog hop this week!

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  10. I've never made or used a sugar scrub. This is a delightful recipe for my first attempt and I already have all the ingredients right here. Thanks for making everything so easy. Love the printable recipe & label.

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    1. I especially love the recipes when it includes something I have in the pantry. It means I will actually make it :) I hope you enjoy your first sugar scrub experience! I will be posting another one soon because they are so nice to have in the winter with dry skin… Take care, JES :)

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  11. I really like your idea for the Orange Sugar Scrub...just the thought of it sounds so refreshing. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  12. Thank you for sharing this scrub, it sounds wonderful! You are one of the featured hoppers this week on Joyous Notions. :) ~ http://www.joyousnotions.com/2013/12/homemaking-blog-hop-wednesday-january.html

    Have a blessed day! ~ Jessica

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    1. I have an issue with coconut oil (it causing swelling). Is there another oil you recommend?

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    2. Yes, almond oil would be lovely too! :)

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