A simple easy-to-make homemade vanilla orange mint sugar scrub that looks pretty, smells wonderful, and feels amazing. Perfect for the summer season.
When I think of the word “Hawaiian” several things come to mind: Pina coladas, bikinis, beaches, Hawaiian punch (weird, I know. I don’t even drink them), Hawaiian rolls (the most delicious things).
Now if you’re still with me after that train wreck of a thought process, I’m happy to bring you a simple DIY Vanilla Orange Mint Sugar Scrub.
I love to make this sugar scrub since it helps me pretend that I’m in a tranquil Hawaiian place.
Plus, it helps you get ready for your upcoming beach days as part of our little collaboration with Glade.
Now prepare yourself for silky smooth skin in all five minutes. This super simple recipe is inspired by all things Hawaiian.
That’s totally what all of the cool kids do to prep for summer right?
Why Use a Sugar Scrub?
There are many reasons to use a sugar scrub.
Sugar scrubs are an excellent way to exfoliate your skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
They can also help to improve circulation and promote cell turnover, giving you a healthy glow.
Sugar scrubs are also great for treating specific skin concerns, such as dryness, acne, or sun damage.
If you’re looking for a natural way to improve your skin’s appearance, a vanilla orange mint sugar scrub may be right for you.
Another option would be to make this DIY Citrus Sugar Scrub. Your skin will be beach-ready all day long!
Ingredients Needed to Make a DIY Vanilla Orange Mint Sugar Scrub
Orange essential oil
Peppermint essential oil
Whole vanilla bean or vanilla extract
Granulated or coarse sugar — Use coarse sugar for tough skin. And granulated for more sensitive skin.
How to Make a DIY Vanilla Orange Mint Sugar Scrub
For this recipe, you don’t need exact measurements since it all depends on how much scrub you want to make, how fragrant you are, and how coarse or soft you prefer your scrubs to be.
So feel free to make edits along the way!
Step 1 — For the base of the scrub, you’ll use 2 1/2 parts sugar to one part coconut oil and mix thoroughly.
If you want a scrub with a bit more exfoliating, you can add up to another 1/2 part sugar.
Step 2 — For the base ratio, mix 1 teaspoon of vanilla (or one whole bean) to about 5 drops of the peppermint, and 10 drops of the orange essential oils until well blended.
Of course, you can adjust the essential oil measurements according to your tastes (fragrance), too!
You may also want to check out this DIY Rosemary Grapefruit Candle for a super cute and perfect gift go-to’s.
How to Store Homemade Sugar Scrub
Once your sugar scrub is all mixed up, store it in an air-tight container in the shower or bathroom to have on hand.
The warmer the coconut oil gets, the runnier the texture will be so try to keep it at an even room temperature for the best texture!
How Long Does Homemade Sugar Scrub Keep?
Homemade sugar scrub will last up to 6 months.
Try to always keep the container lid on and water out of the scrub so that it can stay as fresh as possible.
More Beauty Ideas & Tips
Do you all have any particular scrub combinations or recipes that you use for your go-to exfoliator? It’s SO much cheaper than the store-bought version, isn’t it?!
This Cinnamon Coffee Sugar Scrub recipe smells so good that you can’t resist biting into it, and surely it will impress your guests!
We also think they’re a super cute way to welcome guests for the summer or have sitting in the guest bath for visitors to use!
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- My Easy Self Care Tips For Feeling Confident In Yourself (Especially After A Baby)
- 8 Hair Care Tips You Probably Didn’t Know About
- Concrete DIY Vanity Mirror
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DIY Vanilla Orange Mint Sugar Scrub
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring spoon
- Coconut oil
- Orange essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- 1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Granulated or coarse sugar
- For tough skin, use coarse sugar. For sensitive skin, use granulated sugar.
- You don’t need exact measurements since it all depends on how much scrub you want to make, how fragrant you are, and how coarse or soft you prefer your scrubs to be.
- Use 2 1/2 parts sugar to 1 part coconut oil and mix thoroughly.If you want a scrub with a bit more exfoliating, you can add up to another 1/2 part sugar.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of vanilla (or 1 whole vanilla bean) to about 5 drops of the peppermint, and 10 drops of the orange essential oils until well blended.You can adjust the essential oil measurements according to your tastes (fragrance) too!
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