Hi Friends! I'm just slightly addicted to sugar scrubs lately, especially now that it's sandal season. The kids and I finished the last batch of scrubs we made, so it was time to whip up another batch. So yesterday, I made a scrumptious orange cream sugar scrub that not only smells amazing, but also does wonders for dry skin!
I absolutely love the taste and scent of orange and vanilla blended together. It's honestly one of my all-time favorite combos, and it's probably why I'm also crazy about Creamsicles. And since Creamsicles remind me of summer, I really wanted to capture that delicious flavor in a sugar scrub.
I used orange essential oil, which is slightly invigorating and offers a nice pick-me-up in the morning. We were out of vanilla extract, which wasn't really a surprise considering the amount of baking that goes on around here.
So, I used a few drops of Stress Away, which is one my favorite Young Living Essential Oil blends. It contains vanilla and has a very subtle calming vanilla scent. Of course, you can substitute vanilla extract if you have it!
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 5 drops orange essential oil
- 4 drops Stress Away blend or vanilla extract
Aren't those the easiest directions?! As pricey as scrubs are when you buy them, it amazes me that they're so incredibly easy to make. Wish I had known about this years ago, but really, better late than never!
And the nice thing about making your own scrubs is that you can adjust the scents. I think I mentioned this before, but I'm not a fan of heavily scented products, so I tend to be conservative when I add the oils. If you're looking for a stronger scent, just add some more drops until the combo is right for you.
I love the orange cream sugar scrub because it's invigorating, yet calming at the same time -- perfect for mornings or after a day at the beach or pool. Just think of it as a Creamsicle without the calories!
What are your favorite summer scents? Have you made any sugar scrubs lately? I'm always looking for more ideas.
Thanks for stopping by!