DIY Orange and Peppermint Sugar Scrub

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I love making and giving homemade gifts for Christmas.


Last year, I gave an assortment of lip balms, sugar scrubs, and soaps, and they were a hit, especially the sugar scrub. The best part? I made it in under 5 minutes. Easy, inexpensive, and quick? Yes, please!

Tie a ribbon around the rim, and cover the lid with burlap or a pretty material, for a sweet and fun gift. Sugar scrub is a fantastic gift idea for moms, sisters, friends, teachers, or yourself! The half-pint jars are a great size for a stocking stuffer. The ideas are endless!


Citrus oils can be photosensitive, so keep that in mind while using them in your scrubs. I have used this and not had any problems, but those with sensitive skin might use this in the evenings, rather than in the mornings.

For more information on essential oils, go here.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. I’m just a mom sharing my experience! As always, do what you feel is best for your family.


  1. D hnizdil says

    i made this from your recipe last night and had a question… you use the sugar scrub all over the body or just feet and rough spots?

  2. Tierra says

    This sounds great for an upcoming make and take! Could I use already fractionated coconut oil instead of melted?

    • says

      Hi Tierra,

      Sure! I would think it would work quite well. I’ve also used almond and olive, although some do not like the aroma of olive. 😉 Almond is aroma-free.

      – Amy

  3. Holly says

    Hi! Planning on making this soon, do you use fractionated coconut oil or just regular coconut oil that has been melted? Where I live it will harden pretty quickly! 🙂

  4. says

    I absolutely love the sugar scrub. Every time I get a pedicure they always use a sugar scrub and charge so much for it. Now I can make my own and save money. I will use this next time we have a girls night and we are doing mani pedis. I will make a little jar for each of the ladies. Such a cute gift idea! Thanks for sharing. Shalom
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