I love oranges.  So much so, that one of my first blog posts was actually all about oranges.  You can glance at that post here, Have You Had an Orange Lately?

The smell of orange essential oil is super uplifting and energizing.  It ranks on the top of my list of favorite essential oils; so when it came to making a sugar scrub I didn’t hesitate whatsoever in picking orange.  In reality, you could use almost any essential oil or combo of essential oils that you love.

A sugar scrub is nice for gentle exfoliating.  You don’t really need to “scrub”, just massage onto the skin.  This simple scrub is safe to use anywhere on your skin.  Use common sense on delicate areas.  Be very gentle when using it on your face and avoid the eye area.  You may wish for you kids to use this scrub just on their hands and feet, to ensure they don’t scrub too hard on their sensitive skin.

This makes a terrific and inexpensive gift, any time of year, for grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles, sisters and brothers, friends, teachers, co-workers, neighbors, baby-sitters, coaches, and whoever else you can think of that would appreciate an refreshing, useful, thoughtful gift.  (I don’t know if that truly qualifies as a sentence at 42 words long or not, but I’m stickin’ with it.)  It could also be a fun activity for a teen birthday party or ladies’ night in.

This scrub is SUPER simple to make and only uses 3 natural ingredients:  coconut oil, sugar, and orange essential oil.  If you are unfamiliar with the various qualities of essentials oils, read Essential Oil Basics.  This is a good project to have kids make (pretty much) on their own. Directions for this beautiful looking, wonderful smelling sugar scrub are listed below.

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Refreshing Orange Sugar Scrub

1. &  2.  Gather and measure your ingredients.

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon sugar

10 drops orange essential oil

 3.  Add your coconut oil to a bowl.

4.  Add your sugar to the the bowl.

5.  Stir – til the mixture is a nice, smooth, “whipped” consistency.

6.  Add 10 drops of orange essential oil and stir.

7.  Store your sugar scrub in a pretty jar or container.  (If you don’t need a multi-pack, check your craft store.  Hobby Lobby sells lots of neat, single glass jars.)  Typically, essential oils need to be stored in glass.  However, when they are highly diluted with other ingredients, a high quality plastic container also works fine.

8.  Label with a permanent marker and enjoy – or give as a gift.

Let me know what you think or what essential oil you like to use in your favorite products.

 

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