Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Homemade sugar scrub

I don't know about you, but my hands get ridiculously dry this time of year. This homemade sugar scrub is a great solution that you can make yourself in no time. You probably have everything you need already on hand.

Let's get started. Gather your ingredients:

Olive oil
Orange (or lemon) zest
A small, empty jar (I used an empty sauce jar. If the adhesive is really stubborn, try removing it with Simple Green)

First, I poured enough sugar in my jar to fill it. Then, I dumped it in a small mixing bowl, added about 1/3 cup of olive oil and some orange zest. I mixed it all up, then put it back in my jar. So easy!

I really didn't measure anything, but you'll know when it looks right. The mixture should look like wet sand when it's done. 

To make it look extra cute and personal, I tied a ribbon around the top and made a label for the front.

Your hands will feel so nice after using this! The sugar exfoliates, the olive oil moisturizes, and the orange smells delicious!

Treat yourself and make this now! Or make one to give as a gift...wouldn't that be adorable and so personal?

I hope you try this and like it as much as I do.

Recipe adapted from here.


  1. That looks great and very easy! I'm going to put this on my "to make" list.

  2. This is a great idea - and I love the label and bow! ;-)

  3. Thanks girls! I think you'll really like it. It's sooo easy to make. You could even add scented oil or any citrus fruit rinds that you like!:) Happy sugar-scrub-making!

  4. Using raw sugar (the brown colored sugar) works great too. Makes for a little bit more of a rougher scrub. Great Valentines Day gifts!

  5. Rachel, do you know how long this scrub will stay fresh/usable?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Kelsey! I'm not exactly sure, but it won't last forever since the ingredients are perishable food items! Sorry I don't have a more specific answer. I'd just keep an eye on it and if it starts to smell bad, toss it and make a new batch!


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