Homemade body scrub recipes are super simple to mix together and cost so much less than anything you’ll find in the store. This Orange Vanilla Body Scrub has 4 ingredients, mixes up in 5 minutes, smells delicious, and will definitely banish dry skin.
Luxurious bath products are my weakness, and thanks to rich, creamy coconut oil, this scrub definitely feels luxurious. And while I don’t usually make homemade beauty products, this simple sugar scrub recipe is so easy for me to mix up and so much cheaper than what you find in the store.
I prefer sugar body scrub over salt scrub, even those made with epsom salt or coarse sea salt, because I always have some kind of scrape on my hands. And nothing hurts like digging into a jar of salt scrub only to discover the sting of a tiny cut you didn’t realize you had!
Sugar body scrub is free from those stinging salts and made with natural ingredients. DIY body scrub is full of skin-softening ingredients and is a great way to get rid of those dead skin cells and keep skin soft during the cold winter months.
Homemade scrubs make great gifts! They’re a thoughtful gift for the mom-to-be at a baby shower, or as a homemade holiday gift or great hostess gifts during the holiday season. And since they’re made with pantry ingredients, a DIY sugar scrub recipe is perfect for putting together a last minute gift. You probably have all of the ingredients on hand!
There are tons of great homemade sugar scrub recipes! Try my Sugar and Spice Body Scrub made with brown sugar and olive oil or my refreshing Grapefruit Sugar Scrub filled with citrus zest and other simple ingredients.
Skip the food coloring. Enjoy the natural color of your own homemade body scrub and skip adding any kind of coloring. It’s just not necessary, no matter what you’re used to seeing in store.
Add essential oils. Want a stronger scent to your scrub? Test out different scents to see what you enjoy the best. This recipe is easy to customize.
Ingredients for Scrub
- White sugar
- Coconut oil
- Orange zest
- Vanilla extract
How to Make Orange Vanilla Sugar Scrub
Place coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 5 second intervals until soft, but not melted. Stir coconut oil until no lumps remain.
In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar and orange zest.
Add vanilla extract and whisk until well combined.
Pour sugar mixture into softened coconut oil.
Mix together until everything is well incorporated.
Spoon into a jar and store at room temperature.
Scoop out some scrub and massage it into wet skin in a circular motion.
Rinse thoroughly and pat your skin dry.
Enjoy your super soft skin!
Tips on Orange Vanilla Body Scrub
Nope! This scrub is not for use on your face, but it's good for your whole body! Just use from your shoulders, down. 🙂
Because of the fresh zest and lack of preservatives, this scrub has a shelf life of 3-4 weeks at room temperature. For best results, use up before then.
Leave out the orange zest for a lovely vanilla sugar scrub. Or substitute lemon zest for the orange zest for a lemon sugar scrub.
Yes! I store this body scrub in my shower and use it 1-2 times per week to keep my skin soft. It’s great for smoothing hands, feet, elbows, and other rough patches of skin.
Use any kind you like, though be careful of glass jars in the shower! I save jars from other products I've bought - containers from jellies, jams and relishes or old beauty products work really well - and repurpose those for my DIY scrubs.
Nope! Coconut oil doesn’t smell like coconut, so if you’re not a fan, no problem. This body scrub smells 100% like a Creamsicle.