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Fresh, smooth, and glowing skin is a must in the summer months, but I’m always frustrated with the cost of and the ingredients in store-bought body scrubs. I prefer my bath products to be all-natural if possible, but many of the “organic” brands are super pricey and still have tons of preservatives. After doing a bit of research, I came up with my own scrub recipe that has become staple in my shower.
The best part? It’s so inexpensive and a breeze to whip up with just one trip to the grocery store. When I’m making a batch, I double or triple it and make a few jars for my girlfriends. I scent this with a therapeutic essential oil blend called Citrus Bliss from doTERRA. It is a mix of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, Clementine, and Vanilla oils. The scent has proven to be uplifting and energizing and promotes feelings of self-esteem.
Packed into smaller jars, these would be excellent favors for a bridal or baby shower, too! Below is my recipe for this moisturizing, invigorating, and comforting Brown Sugar and Citrus Body Scrub:
- 1 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
- 5 tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
- 8 drops of a high-quality essential oil blend, such as doTERRA Citrus Bliss
- Mason Jar, or any other container with an airtight lid
In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and coconut oil and mix well with a spoon until blended.
Then add the drops of essential oil, continuously stirring to combine.
Fill your mason jar, secure the lid, and keep stored for up to one month.