Nourish dry skin with this tropical coconut tangerine sugar scrub. Printable chalkboard tags included below.
Homemade Sugar Scrub
While 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!
Note: You can create a basic scrub using only coconut oil, sugar, and essential oil. It’s optional to use the rind 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.
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.
How to make tangerine sugar scrub
Coconut Tangerine Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1-2 cups granulated sugar
- 6-8 drops tangerine essential oil
- 1 tangerine optional
- a few drops of orange soap colorant optional
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.
Store in airtight container.
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