Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub with Cranberries and Orange Zest

I have been swamped with work and a mile long to-do list for the last several weeks.  I am looking forward to taking a few days off this week to spend time with out of town friends.  There is nothing I like more than feasting on the smells and tastes of the holiday season.  A glass of spiked eggnog while I take a hot bath or this easy homemade sugar scrub with cranberries and orange zest will really put me into the holiday spirit this week.  I absolutely adore cranberries so I grabbed several bags the last time I went grocery shopping!  I am looking forward to cranberry cocktails, homemade cranberry sauce and maybe even some popcorn and cranberry strings for the banister!

easy homemade sugar scrub with cranberries and orange

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For this easy homemade sugar scrub, I used a natural cane sugar but you could use whichever sugar variety you have on hand.  If you want a coarse scrub that is better for hands, use a coarse sea salt instead.  You will only want to use the zest of the orange because otherwise, your sugar scrub will be far too thin and harder to scoop.  Just toss in a handful of cranberries and a few spoonfuls of coconut oil and mix with a food processor.  It takes only minutes to make and it is a great way to smooth and moisturize your dry, winter skin. The easiest way to zest an orange is to use a citrus zester.  I don’t have a ton of single-use kitchen gadgets but that is one I find invaluable.

 

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Easy homemade sugar scrub with cranberries and orange

Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub with Cranberries and Orange Zest

Yields 2 cups

Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub with Cranberries and Orange Zest

Looking for an easy homemade sugar scrub? Here is one with cranberries and orange zest that smells fabulous and helps moisturize dry skin.

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • zest of one orange
  • 3 to 4 TBSP coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food process and process on high until completely blended.
  2. To use, wet skin in shower and rub sugar scrub gently over the skin. Rinse with warm water and pat skin dry.
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician with two teens, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She has a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with Legos and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging full time. She currently deals with emotional tweens, suburban politics, and middle aged metabolism while sharing her opinions in an honest and down to earth fashion on her blog.

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  1. If cranberries are not in season can you use dried cranberries?
    • I dont think so. I think they would be too sticky. When they are in season, I usually buy about 6 bags in a post thanksgiving clearance sale and they last all year!

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