I adore the feeling of waking up to sunshine. But it’s monsoon season here and I haven’t seen the sun for weeks. So what I’m doing instead is making my own to wake up to.
This DIY Orange Peel Sugar Scrub is heavenly. Bright and happy-colored, the whole thing smells like glorious sunshine and I get to enjoy it every morning in the shower.
Not only does it wake you up, but it leaves your skin soft, smooth, and totally exfoliated. For amazingly soft skin – try shaving your legs after using this.
Oh, the oil in this recipe leaves your skin very moisturized and you may feel a bit slick when you hop out of the shower. I like it, but it may be a bit much for some especially during the humid summer months. If that’s the case, plan to use this scrub in cooler weather – it’s a wonderfully easy way to keep your skin glowing and hydrated all through harsher months.
Plus, it’s super easy to make. Here goes!
Warning: This stuff is delicious and you may be tempted to eat spoonfuls of it upon completion.
What you need…
- a fresh orange
- granulated sugar (regular sugar, not powdered)
- coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil (or both)
- a glass jar
- fresh ginger (optional)
Note: There are no measurements provided as I usually just eyeball it. The best combination seems to be about 3:1 for sugar:oil (either coconut, olive, or both). As for orange (and ginger) zest, I put in as much as my heart desires – usually around 1 whole orange peel and a little nub of ginger.
What to do…
Step #1. Pour the sugar in the glass jar
Step #2. Grate the orange
If you have a zester, this should be super easy. If not, find the grater with the smallest holes and grate away!
Toss it into the jar with the sugar.
Hint: This is where you should add in grated ginger if you want the extra zing!
Step #3. Drizzle in some honey
About half a tablespoon should do it.
Step #4. Mix well
Just stir and sift, making sure you’re getting the sugar stuck in the corners and blending it well with the orange zest.
The whole thing should look orange-y by now.
Step #5. Toss in some oil
I use mostly coconut oil…
…and a tiny bit of extra virgin olive oil…
Step #6. Mix well!
Mix the stuff around and voila! you’re done
As you can probably see, I ended up eating some
That’s the downside to making yummy things…:)