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I absolutely love Fall and Winter…but these seasons wreak havoc on my skin. It’s that time of year when the cooler temperatures make my skin become more and more dry. To alleviate this problem, I make this coconut and orange sugar scrub and use it faithfully to soothe my skin. You don’t have to have dry skin to enjoy the benefits of this scrub. I find the orange oil fragrance to be uplifting and invigorating – not to mention how smooth your skin will feel. The coconut orange sugar scrub would also make a great low-cost gift for the holidays.
- One cup of coconut oil at room temperature
- 1/2 cup organic cane sugar – you can also use brown sugar
- 1/2 cup coarse sea salt
- 20-30 drops of sweet orange essential oil – the potency of oil varies by brand. Add a little at a time so as not to overpower the scrub with fragrance.
When you mix together all of the ingredients it resembles the consistency of frosting. On the morning that I made this scrub, my house was very cool as our temperatures in Atlanta dropped overnight. Even though my coconut oil was room temperature, it was hardened. I placed a cupful in the microwave for 30 seconds. I didn’t melt it at all – i just wanted a smooth, creamy consistency.
See the scrub glistening? That’s what it will do for your skin 🙂
This recipe made enough coconut and orange sugar scrub for a very small Ball jar and a small Ikea jar.
I hope you give this scrub recipe a try. Your skin will thank you 🙂