Tangerine Dream Sugar Scrub

Tangerine Dream Sugar Scrub | Get Inspired Everyday!

Tangerine Dream Sugar Scrub | Get Inspired Everyday!

Winter is finally letting us out of it’s clutches and it’s time for smooth skin – enter the sugar scrubs! If you use a sugar scrub 2x per week combined with body butter for the extra dry places, within 2 weeks the dry patches will smooth out! In the most stubborn cases of rough patches, try adding 1 Pineapple Skin Smoothing Treatment per week as well.

Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite beauty products because I’m lazy in that department! They do an awesome job of exfoliating while deeply moisturizing my skin from top to bottom! I know I sound like a broken record, but I love anything that is 2 for 1 – time saving and highly effective leaves me more free time. Sugar scrubs are also the easiest homemade beauty product to make. They take just minutes to make, and it costs pennies on the dollar compared to store prices!

I’ve also found that homemade sugar scrubs are way more effective! I like knowing exactly what’s in my skin care products because I have sensitive skin that reacts to almost every store bought product, (even the natural ones) I’ve ever purchased. It might seem daunting at first to make your own products, but once you see how easy they are to make, you’ll never want to go back!

Tangerine Dream Sugar Scrub | Get Inspired Everyday!

Start by mixing together the coconut oil and sugar until the coconut oil is thoroughly incorporated. I like to use the back of a spoon to mash them together.

Tangerine Dream Sugar Scrub | Get Inspired Everyday!

Then add the zest and essential oil. When it’s well mixed, have a smell and see if you might want to add more scent. Finally, keep your sugar scrub in an airtight container. If it gets moisture in it, it clumps into hard sugar rocks that don’t work well for exfoliation.

Tangerine Dream Sugar Scrub | Get Inspired Everyday!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and this makes an excellent homemade gift, especially for new mother’s that need some pampering!

Tangerine Dream Sugar Scrub
 
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Serves: make about 2½ cups
Items
  • 2 cups organic turbinado sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons tangerine zest
  • ½ Teaspoon tangerine essential oil
Instructions
  1. Mix together the sugar and coconut oil until it's completely combined. I like to use the back of a spoon to mash them together.
  2. Stir in the tangerine zest and essential oil, thoroughly mixing it.
  3. Transfer the sugar scrub to an airtight container, where it will keep for up to 1 month.


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7 Comments on “Tangerine Dream Sugar Scrub”

  1. heidih

    mmmm, that looks really good! do you have a recipe for homemade shampoo and/or conditioner? (one that can live in a suitcase, ideally? 🙂

    1. Kari

      I don’t have any yet, I’ve experiment quite a bit but with mixed results. 🙁 I’m currently using the Morocco Method products and they’re working really well (also ideal for suitcases). It’s pretty expensive, but so far it’s lasting me a really long time. My curly hair gets really dry if washed every day, or even every couple of days, but I’ve never been able to go without washing it until I started using their product. They don’t strip your hair and they’re ph balanced, so I wash my hair 1x per week (sometimes less often depending on activities) and I use an apple cider vinegar rinse to keep my scalp clean between washes and leave in conditioner on the ends. Their products are also the first completely natural products I’ve ever found! With as little as it’s costing me to buy them, I’ve pretty much given up my search for a homemade version! 🙂

      1. heidih

        Wow! That is really great to know. Thanks, Kari! With the apple cider vinegar rinse, do you work it into your hair and scalp and then rinse it out or leave it in?

        1. Kari

          I should have mentioned before that with apple cider, you want to dilute it by adding about 10x the amount of water to vinegar. I work it into my scalp and I try to avoid the ends of my hair (to avoid drying them out), and then I rinse it really well starting with fairly cool water and working into really cold. This method helps maintain the shine of your hair, in fact I wash my hair with cool water now too.

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