As I mentioned in my Natural Skincare Haul yesterday, I have a couple DIY scrub recipes to share with you. Today I have an Orange Spice Body Scrub recipe that you can make as-is or adjust in a number of ways to create your ideal body scrub. A couple years ago for Christmas a close friend of mine gifted me the most lovely homemade scrub that she had scented with sweet orange and clove essential oils. I was inspired to make an orange spice version of a basic scrub recipe I found via Martha Stewart since I had loved the orange spice scent of the scrub my friend has previously given me.
To make your DIY Orange Spice Body Scrub you will need the following ingredients:
1 1/2 cups organic cane sugar (I used raw turbinado sugar since it was a little more course)
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
5 drops sweet orange essential oil
3 drops clove bud essential oil
The essential oils will provide a wonderful aroma to your body scrub and may also provide a number of skincare benefits, depending on the oil(s) you choose. You will want to be careful when adding these to your scrub as a little goes a long way. Some essential oils (such as the ones I have shown here) will include a little stopper in the cap which will allow you to carefully dispense a drop at a time in your recipe. If your oils aren't bottled in this manner, use a pipette or a very cautious hand when adding these to your mixture.
Once you have all your ingredients and tools gathered, you're ready to mix up your scrub.
In your bowl, stir together the grapeseed oil and your essential oils. Add the sugar and stir until evenly combined. Feel free to add more sugar and/or oils as needed to achieve a texture/scent you like. Spoon the finished scrub into your jar and enjoy!
You can certainly experiment with the ingredients in this scrub, trying out different combinations of carrier and essential oils for different scent combinations. I think a combination of almond oil and vanilla and lemon essential oils would make a lovely sugar cookie-like scent!
If you try this scrub, I'd love to know what you think. And if you have a favorite DIY scrub recipe, please share in the comments below.
Check back tomorrow as I'll be sharing another DIY scrub recipe!
*I purchased the Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Orange Oil and Clove Bud Oil through Vitacost. I find they have some of the best prices on natural oils. If you'd like to order through Vitacost, you can save $10 on your purchase of $30+ by clicking through my referral link. (You will save $10 and I will also receive a $10 credit if you use the referral link.)
*Check out my friend Hillary of Homegrown in KY who posted today about a sample swap we did recently.