Homemade Citrus Body Scrub Tutorial

how-to-make-citrus-sugar-scrub-homemakerchic.comI was thrilled when a few friends from church asked if I wanted to help make some scrubs to raise money for folks in our church who are going on missions trips this summer. Not only do I get to help support a totally awesome cause, but I get to play with all my awesome ingredients! I am so in love with all the awesome products I bought for the Lip Balm project and I’ve been having lots of fun trying them out in different homemade products.

sugar-scrub-jars-sks-bottle-homemakerchic.comSo together we researched scrub recipes, and came up with one of our own that turned out so wonderfully! Not only does it smell incredible, and feel so luxurious on our hands, but its so completely and totally adorable in this super cute jar from SKS-bottle. Have I told you lately how much I LOVE SKS-bottle? They seriously have every single type of container I could ever need for craft projects. And this jar was perfect for the look we were going for. We used the 8oz size, but I also have some 16oz jars too that I will use soon for some more scrub recipes I want to try. Since we’re going to be selling these, we really wanted them to look polished and professional and I really think they turned out awesome!

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So here’s our recipe for the Citrus Sugar Scrub.

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Makes 36oz. of scrub.

Here’s what you’ll need

Supplies:

  • 6, 8oz Jars with Lids
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Large Sturdy Spoon
  • Small Spoon for packing
  • Tablespoon measure
  • Double Boiler
  • Cup Measure

Ingredients: (click the links to get the exact products I used for this recipe)

Here’s what you do:

homemade-sugar-scrub-homemakerchic.comIn a double boiler, melt the orange butter. (I just use two glass pyrex cups, and boiling hot water from the kettle, this also makes it easier to pour the oil directly from the cup).  Once it is melted slowly stir in all the oils and the vegetable glycerin. Make sure to mix thoroughly so all the oils and the butter are properly emulsified. Pour the sugar into the bowl. Into the sugar, slowly stir in the oil mixture. Be sure to mix very well. You may need to get your hands in there to make sure there are no lumps or spots that aren’t completely combined (And you just happen to get the added benefit of super soft hands when you do it this way!). Let the scrub set for about 10-15 minutes to continue marrying. Give it one last stir then you are ready to go! Wasn’t that easy?

homemade-sugar-scrub-tutorial-homemakerchic.comI made enough for 6 portions of 6 ounces of scrub. I used these 8 oz containers, because I didn’t want the scrub to be all the way up to the top.

I chose do do tags instead of sticker labels because I figured stickers would get ruined it gets wet in the shower. I printed the labels directly onto a sheet of brown kraft cardstock using a simple 1 1/2 label template and used a 1 1/2 inch circle punch to cut them out. I hole-punched each one, and tied them on using twine. Super easy, and adorably rustic.

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Special Thanks to Jessi, Dink, and Alex for making this project awesome, and for a super fun day hanging out and being crafty!

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12 thoughts on “Homemade Citrus Body Scrub Tutorial

  1. themessybakerblog

    Noelle, I made this scrub last night, and I LOVE it! It made a ton of scrub. I can’t wait to gift it to friends and family. The only thing I did different was replace the orange butter with shea butter (I couldn’t find orange butter), add some fresh lavendar, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Thanks you so much for the wonderful recipe.

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  2. Marsha

    Thanks for this tutorial. I can’t wait to make up a batch. I am going to use my empty Truvia jars to store it.

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  4. Kaiya Walker Tolbert

    Hi, thanks for sharing this recipe. You are so creative. I have a question. Could the recipe be altered to change the color. I need to make some lavender scrubs.

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    1. Homemaker Chic Post author

      Yes. I have found that using candy colors (the kind you get for making cake pops) is the best way to color the scrubs. These colors are oil based and blend in beautifully. I like the wilton brand. You can get it on amazon or in the cake section of your local craft store. Whatever you do dont use water based colorings. They will not mix in and you’ll have a big mess.

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