DIY Orange Sugar Scrub!

Apr 24, 2013 | The Beautiful

orange scrub

(A Cedar Spoon)  

Sugar.  Its a beauty wonder.

Last night while contemplating my dry skin I remembered that I had a bag of plain old white sugar in the pantry.  Two minutes later, I had an orange sugar scrub waiting in my shower. (Sorry this picture isn’t that very scrub: I mixed mine up at 10pm…not the best light to shoot beauty products! )

Now to the sweet benefits: Sugar doesn’t only manually help slough off those dry skin cells sitting on the surface of your skin, it also contains glycolic acid which penetrates a bit deeper to get rid of more troublesome, pore-clogging dead skin cells that are holding fast to your radiant skin.  The result of a good sugar scrub- which I let sit on my body for a few minutes to “do its work’ after scrubbing- is truly glowing and far more moisturized skin.

Its so simple to make!!! You’ve probably seen this before so let it serve as a reminder or motivation to actually mix it up!


Sweet Orange Sugar Scrub

  • 1 cup white sugar (*plus more for later, as needed)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 10-15 drops of sweet orange essential  oil ( i like it strongly citrus!)

Those are the basic proportions. I find it can be a bit too “watery” for me when the sugar melts. So, I mix up the basic recipe and then pour in my sugar tablespoon full by tablespoonful until its pretty firm and almost crumbly.  I will use this within 5 days (!!!) and I resist the urge to make bigger batches because this does not contain any preservatives.

Sweet orange oil increases circulation, its a natural mood enhancer and it stimulates creativity as well.  Some people are sensitive to citrus, so try some of the essential oil on your wrist for at least a day to be sure it doesn’t “burn” you, or cause another reaction.  The scrub is still awesome without it!

And… if you eat some that’s totally OK!

Enjoy! xoxo Dana



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