Coconut Tangerine Sugar Scrub + Printable Tags

Nourish dry skin with this tropical coconut tangerine sugar. Printable chalkboard tags included below.

Coconut Tangerine Sugar ScrubWhile perusing the aisles of Whole Foods a few weeks ago I came across a bottle of tangerine essential oil. I can spend hours in whole foods, especially in their beauty/health section. I enjoy smelling the essential oil tester bottles and trying to create combinations in my head. The tangerine scent immediately reminded me of summertime. I knew that mixing it with coconut oil to create a sugar scrub would smell delectable. This scrub reminds me of the tropical warmths and scents, it makes me crave sunshine and a fruit smoothie.

My mother and father-in-law are having a pool built starting this week in hopes that it will be complete by mid May. By then we’ll more than likely be in the mid 90s here. Did I mention we purchased our home on the same street as them? Brilliant thinking on our part. :) Ahhh …I’m pretty sure we’ll be living poolside all summer trying to beat the heat. It’s not even April yet and I’m already thinking of summertime with this tangerine scrub. The little miss and I even painted our toes a bright and colorful orange after using the sugar scrub. Bring on the flip flops and Summer dresses!

Homemade Tangerine sugar scrub

Note: You can create a basic scrub using only coconut oil, sugar, and essential oil. It’s optional to use the grind of a tangerine and a soap colorant to dye the sugar scrub. I don’t always use soap colorants but this time around I preferred to have the orange hue in the scrub. Again, this is for appearance only and could be left out.

Download Printable Chalkboard Tags here

The tags are available as a square so that you could choose the shape of the tag. I used a 2 inch circle punch and adhesive runner to adhere the tag to the jar. 

Coconut Tangerine Sugar Scrub

Yield: 2 cups


  1. 1 cup coconut oil
  2. 1-2 cups granulated sugar
  3. 6-8 drops tangerine essential oil
  4. 1 tangerine (optional)
  5. a few drops of orange soap colorant (optional)


  1. Combine coconut oil, essential oil, and soap colorant together. Add 1-2 cups of sugar until you find the consistency you prefer. The more sugar used the coarser the scrub will become. Grate tangerine peel into sugar scrub and mix well.
  2. Store in airtight container.

More of my favorites ….

Lemon Sugar Scrub

homemade lemon sugar scrub

Homemade Lemon Soap 

Mother's Day gift ideas and homemade soap tutorial

Tangerine Sugar Scrub

 Thanks for stopping by!

Tropical Sugar Scrub Recipe



  1. Laurie says

    I love the jars you use for your scrub – can you tell me where you found them? Love the chalkboard labels too!!!

  2. Stacy Walker says

    I want to try this but I was wondering what is the shelf life, does it need any special storage, and what is the usage (I guess you would call it) as far as how much & how often?

  3. says

    These jars are so cute! Love the scent choices.

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  4. Kendall says

    I love all of your ideas for sugar scrubs and soaps but I was wondering if you can substitute anything for the essential oils as I don’t have any. I don’t have enough money to buy any either. I mainly need substitutions for citrus ones (grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, lime) I would love to make these as Christmas gifts! Thanks!

    • Crystal Owens says

      Hi Kendall, you can definitely use citrus in place of oils but they may need to be used quicker. My suggestion is to use within 2..maybe 4 weeks and keep stored in a cool place. As I mentioned in the other post comment you can try extracts from the grocery store for a little less than the cost of essential oils. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy making the scrubs as holiday gifts! :)

      • Kendall says

        Could I use orange juice & zest instead of tangerine as well? I am preparing to make these today! And food coloring instead of soap colorant or would that stain the skin? Thank you for sharing these recipes!

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