I’m starting to dabble in making my own skincare products (scrubs/bath bombs/facial moisturizer/facial wash, etc.) – super fun and educational with the added benefit of knowing what goes into the products I put on my body…which if you think about it, my skin absorbs and is an organ just like all of the internal ones affected by what I put IN my body. How many skin or hair care products do you use that come with an ingestion warning because they’re toxic…I mean, if it’s toxic to your internal organs, perhaps you shouldn’t be applying it to your external largest organ? Just a thought.
So I google, I look for recipes, buy ingredients (mostly via Amazon Prime) and then try my hand at making things (aka, switching out ingredients)! At first it seemed daunting and like a pain in the ass – but it really isn’t and I tend to pick and choose my recipes on the easier side of mixing/setting, etc.
This is a recipe my sister tagged me in on Facebook, and I thought it seemed not only easy, but I LOVE citrus scents. I also happen to have all of the ingredients on-hand to make. Per usual, I improvised (I rarely if ever follow a recipe, for anything). I apply it last in the shower, and the coconut oil leaves my skin feeling refreshed, like it just took a big drink. So clean you could ingest it (okay I tried it, it’s super tasty)!
Orange Sugar Scrub
- 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
- 3/4 cup soft coconut oil
- 20 drops orange essential oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- Zest of one orange
Mix all ingredients together and place in airtight jar. I have 8 oz quilted glass jars with plastic reusable lids. I’m able to keep it in the shower and keep it airtight.
Original recipe is grapefruit peppermint sugar scrub, with more peppermint oil. I had oranges and orange oil on hand, and prefer a more citrus note. Enjoy!