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Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub

This Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub is full of natural oils and vitamins that will revitalize your skin. It smells like a tropical paradise.

I am so excited to share with you my Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub recipe! This scrub has natural oils and vitamins that will make your skin feel amazing. It smells like a tropical paradise, and the ingredients are all easy to find at any grocery store. Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer for dry skin. The orange essential oil adds just the right amount of scent without being overpowering.

easy diy orange coconut sugar scrub in a white bowl created with essential oils

Ever wonder how to get rid of that icky and dry skin feeling? The answer is as close as your kitchen. This Coconut Orange Sugar Scrub will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated, fresh and moisturized. It’s so easy to make and all you need are a few ingredients from the pantry! Ingredients include: coconut oil, sugar, and essential oils, for exfoliating properties. All this with only three steps required! Follow these steps below for the perfect scrub recipe.

You’ll be amazed at how well this scrub works on all of those icky patches of dried-out skin. This recipe also makes for an amazing gift idea! Give one to someone who has everything or give it to yourself so that you can pamper yourself after a long day at work.

orange coconut sugar scrub with flowers and different colored patterns

Why should I use a sugar scrub?

A sugar scrub is a great exfoliator because the sugar crystals work to slough off dead skin cells, but also leave behind nourishing oils. Coconut oil slows down moisture loss and smells delicious! You should use this recipe if you want something that will rejuvenate your skin with vitamins and natural ingredients. Sugar scrubs can help moisturize and clean your skin.

Is coconut oil good for my skin?

Coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, making it a good for your skin. Coconut oil slows down moisture loss, which can lead to dry cracked patches on the body. Coconut Oil also has antifungal properties that protect against yeast infections such as candida or thrush.

How can I gift homemade Orange Coconut sugar scrub?

If you want to gift a Coconut Orange Sugar Scrub, the best way is to place it in a decorative glass jar. You can find some at your local craft store or online from Etsy or Amazon. Just be sure to use a glass jar only because essential oils do not store well in a plastic container.

How long can I store this homemade sugar scrub?

You can store Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub in a cool, dry place for up to six months. If it is exposed to heat or humidity the sugar will soften and sweat out of the scrub which does not make a good consistency when used on your skin.

Ingredients for Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 14-15 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 4-5 drops Vitamin E oil
  • Optional – 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • Optional – 1-2 drops orange coloring gel


How to Make Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub

  • Place the sugar and coconut oil in a medium bowl and stir to blend well.
  • Add the orange essential oil and Vitamin E oil and mix well. The essential oil has a light orange coloring to it. If you would like a darker orange sugar scrub, add 1 to 2 drops of orange coloring and stir well.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and store up to 3 months.
  • Optional – if you desire a stronger coconut aroma, stir in a 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract.


How to use Your DIY Tropical Body Scrub

  1. Enjoy your own tropical oasis as you apply the orange coconut sugar scrub to wet skin in the shower.
  2. The coconut oil will moisturize and the sugar exfoliates as you gently massage the orange coconut sugar scrub into your skin.
  3. Rinse the sugar scrub off with warm water and lightly pat dry with a towel.

A few key ingredients and simple instructions are all you need to create a soothing scrub. Coconut oil moisturizes skin while sugar exfoliates, leaving behind smooth, soft skin that’s delicately scented with the light fragrance of orange coconut. Use it in your own tropical oasis for an extra touch of relaxation as you enjoy this homemade treat!

I hope this recipe has given you the courage to try making your own scrubs or lotions. It is a fun and easy way to make something that can be personalized for any skin type, scent preference, or season of the year! What are some other ingredients that you might want to experiment with? Let me know in the comments below what new combinations have worked well for you!

Coconut Orange Sugar Scrub
Yield: 1

Coconut Orange Sugar Scrub

Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

You'll love how easy is to make this coconut orange sugar scrub! Whether for yourself or as a gift.

Materials

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 14-15 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 4-5 drops Vitamin E oil
  • Optional - 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • Optional - 1-2 drops orange coloring gel

Tools

  • bowl
  • stirrer

Instructions

    1. Place the sugar and coconut oil in a medium bowl and stir to blend well.


    2.  Add the orange essential oil and Vitamin E oil and mix well.  The essential oil has a light orange coloring to it. If you would like a darker orange sugar scrub, add 1 to 2 drops of orange coloring and stir well.

    3.  Optional - if you desire a stronger coconut aroma, stir in a 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract.

    2.  Transfer to an airtight container and store up to 3 months.

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