Hi, friends from Tales of Beauty for Ashes! It’s Christie from Sparkles of Sunshine, and I’m glad to be back sharing one of my favorite DIY beauty projects with you today. Sugar scrubs are so good for your skin. They not only exfoliate your skin to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath, but they also leave your skin super moisturized. Do you know what I like most about sugar scrubs? They make me feel like I’ve been to the spa…at a fraction of the cost, of course!
As much as I love the sugar scrubs found at retail chain stores like Sephora, Ulta and Bath & Body Works, making sugar scrubs at home is such a better alternative. It’s much more affordable, plus you know exactly what is in it. There are no crazy chemicals you can’t even pronounce in homemade sugar scrubs!
Today’s recipe is for a simple Energizing Orange Sugar Scrub. Why is this scrub energizing? Good question…orange oil is often used in aromatherapy because it acts as a antidepressant. The scent of orange creates a happy, relaxed feeling, and it also energizes the mind. That makes this sugar scrub recipe the perfect gift to lift someone’s spirit! Orange oil also has detoxifying properties to help clear skin conditions and keep your skin looking radiant.So, have I convinced you to try this scrub yet? Awesome! Here’s how to make this easy DIY project:
- 1 cup of Sugar
- 1/2 cup of Coconut Oil
- 1/2 tsp. Orange Essential Oil
- Place the coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and hear until melted, about 30 seconds.
- Add sugar and mix well.
- Add the Orange essential oil and mix well.
- Pour into an air-tight container for storage.
Note: You can add more/less sugar until the scrub is your desired consistency.
Now, wasn’t that an easy project? This Energizing Orange Sugar Scrub would make an awesome gift for a loved one this summer. Bud don’t forget to treat yourself and make one for you, too! Not crazy about the scent of orange? No problem! Check out my other recipes for DIY sugar scrubs:
- Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub
- Homemade Rosemary Lavender Sugar Scrub
- Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub
- Easy DIY Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub
Thanks again to Becky for letting me share this easy project with you today. Don’t forget to stop by Sparkles of Sunshine and say hello sometime!