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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
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!
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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.
Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub with Cranberries and Orange Zest
- 2 cups raw sugar
- ¼ cup fresh cranberries
- zest of one orange
- 3 to 4 TBSP coconut oil
- Combine all ingredients in a food process and process on high until completely blended.
- 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 at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.