For the Body

Sweet Orange and Almond Body Scrub

sugar scrub

Not two minutes after making this, I started wishing that sea salt was good to eat because this scrub smells so delicious.  It smells like cookies, but not in the too-sweet foody way that some scented candles and body products do.  This fragrance is light and just an eensy bit sweet, from the turbinado sugar it’s made with.  When paired with sweet orange essential oil, it takes on an almost almondy-vanilla scent, too.  Mmmmm.  Best of all, it’s super simple.

Next time, I may actually add almond fragrance oil to bring out more of the scents from the sugar.  I tweaked the recipe as I went along, without measuring the changes (which is surprising, because I always I keep track of those things…), so some of these amounts, mostly the oils, are guesstimates.  Depending on whether you like a scrub that’s more dry than liquid (or vice versa), you can adjust the amount of oil used in this recipe.

  • 1/2 c. sea salt
  • 2 c. turbinado sugar, like Sugar in the Raw
  • 1/2 c. coconut oil, melted so that it’s easier to stir in
  • 3 T. sweet almond oil (or just use all coconut oil, although that will make for a crumblier scrub at room-temperature)
  • Sweet orange essential oil, as desired

Mix all ingredients together in the order listed, and store in an airtight jar or container.

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