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I haven't made bath and body products in awhile, but decided to make some for Christmas. And boy am I glad I did. Believe it or not I have never made a sugar scrub before. I'm amazed I never have it's so easy and affordable that I don't feel guilty using it as often as I want.
This recipe creates a scrub that has a little cleansing action and a nice citrus scent (lemon and orange essential oils) with some warm tones (cinnamon and the brown sugar) and a hint of soothing scents (tea tree, and rosemary). I think it smells really yummy! It only requires a few essential oils (which can be omitted) and the rest of the ingredients are ones most people already have in there pantry. The only ingredients you absolutely need is a liquid oil and sugar. There are a lot of different ways you could alter this recipe to suit your taste. For example ginger could be a nice addition if you have it on hand. I plan to try adding that next time I make this You could also add any other essential oils to this that you think would be nice. I would suggest using a plastic container to put your scrub in since you likely to be using it in the shower just to be safe (broken glass in the shower could be bad!) I used plastic baby food containers I got at the dollar store for mine, that way you have extra containers to make some for gifts.
Citrus Honey Cinnamon Brown Sugar Body Scrub
(Yields 3/4 cup or 6 oz)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (can sub white sugar)
- 1 tablespoon of tea tree castile soap (I used Dr Brommer's) optional this will give your scrub some cleansing and sudsy action.
- 1/4 cup of olive oil (can sub any other liquid oil for example vegetable oil, canola, grapeseed, almond, jojoba, etc.)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp isopropyl alcohol (optional preservative)
- 15 drops of orange essential oils
- 10-15 drops of lemon essential oil
- 5 drops of rosemary essential oil (preservative)
Mix all ingredients together in a sterilized small bowl and poor into sterilized (I used isopropyl alcohol to sterilize mine) containers. I used plastic baby food containers from the drug store so I wouldn't have to worry about glass breaking in the shower.