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 egg nog 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!
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 to 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.
Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub with Cranberries and Orange Zest
Yields 2 cups
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
- 2 cups raw sugar
- 1/4 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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