Today, while I’m moving, my friend Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks is here to show us some Orange Sugar Scrub. I’m pretty excited for this, since my hands crack so bad in the cold weather. Be sure to visit her site because she has some really great recipes. Thanks so much Heather for helping me out.
Hi! I’m Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks and I’m happy to be guest posting today on Fearlessly Creative Mamas. My blog features a lot of yummy recipes with a couple of fun crafts or DIY projects thrown in. Today I’m going to share one of my favorite DIY bath and beauty products that is perfect for summer.
It’s summertime and that means the weather is getting warmed. Whenever the warm weather comes I find that dry skin isn’t far behind. I find that swimming, gardening, and working outside cause my hands to get dried and cracked in the summer. My feet also get dry because I go around bare foot a lot of the time.
A few years back I made peppermint sugar scrub to give as gifts for Christmas and they were a huge hit. It was really fun and I liked choosing my own scent. My family members who received them seemed to like them a lot as well.
This summer I decided to make my own fruit scented sugar scrubs. While I love peppermint it isn’t really a scent associated with summer. Light and fragrant fruits are much more summery in my opinion.
I know a lot of sugar scrubs use essential oils but I find them to be a little on the expensive side. So for this recipe I like to use extracts. You have to use more of them then the essential oils to get the desired scent but they are way cheaper. I chose orange as my scent then bought corresponding fruit.
Are you wondering why I bought fruit to go in my sugar scrub? I thought it would be fun and would add a pop of color to put fruit zest in the scrub. The zest helps to scent it and it adds color. Since I was doing an orange scrub I used orange extract and added blood orange zest. You can add any orange zest you desire but I liked that the blood orange zest had a bit of a red hue which contrasted with the orange sugar scrub.
The scrub turned out great. It was light orange in color, smelled citrusy, and had flecks of red in it from the zest. I love rubbing the sugar scrub on my dry skin in the shower because it makes my skin feel smooth and leaves my body with a light citrus scent. This is a fun and easy DIY project that is great for gift giving or to keep for yourself.
- 4 c. sugar
- ¾ c. baby oil
- 1 T. orange extract
- 1 T. orange zest
- 4-5 drops orange food coloring
- 5 half pint jars
- In a large bowl combine the sugar, baby oil, orange extract, and orange zest. Mix well until the mixture resembles wet sand.
- Add in the food coloring and mix well. I like to use my hands at this point to make sure the food coloring is well distributed.
- Spoon ¾ cup of the mixture into each jar. Tie with a ribbon and add a tag if desired.