Cinnamon orange sugar scrub

Cinnamon orange sugar scrub in a glass jar wrapped with ribbon

5 from 2 reviews

Easy to make, nourishing sugar body scrub with coconut oil. Makes a great gift.



Sugar scrub

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) melted coconut oil
  • 2 cups (420g) granulated sugar 
  • 2030 drops orange essential oil 
  • zest of one organic orange 
  • 1/22 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • 2 small glass jars 
  • white felt (optional)
  • ribbon (optional)


  1. Combine coconut oil with sugar in a bowl and mix until you get the texture of wet sand. Add essential oil, orange zest (if using) and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir until incorporated. 
  2. At this point add more cinnamon or oil, depending on your preference, if you want a darker or more fragrant scrub. Also add more coconut oil, about 2-4 tablespoons, if you want a scrub that looks more like a paste. 
  3. Spoon scrub into jars, decorate if desired and store in a cool and dark place (or just in your bathroom). Ideally use up within one month. 


Feel free to use other types of essential oils or a combination of a few different scents. 

For a more decadent scrub, you can add some Demerara or Turbinado sugar to the mix.

Don’t use this scrub on your face! Or any very sensitive area. It’s a great scrub to exfoliate with before you shave your legs, for example. 

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