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Last Updated on February 20, 2021 by Diane Hoffmaster
Love the smell of oranges and cloves? Make this easy homemade sugar scrub! This homemade natural orange clove sugar scrub is a frugal way to use up orange peels. Give it as a homemade gift or keep it to pamper yourself with!
With the advent of a new year comes a renewed determination to get healthier, spend less money and take more time for myself. In reality I will probably end up just drinking more coffee and buying more frozen pizzas than I should but I like to start the year off on a positive note.
This easy sugar scrub recipe will hopefully help me accomplish all three of my goals for the new year. It will help me get healthier by exposing me to fewer chemicals whose names I cannot pronounce.
It will help me save money because store bought sugar scrubs are ridiculously expensive. And I will definitely use this sugar scrub recipe to pamper myself this weekend.
Of course, like most moms I will have to lock the bathroom door and turn up the music to drowned out the sound of the dog barking and the kids yelling. I have no magic formula to solve those issues but hope you enjoy this sugar scrub recipe anyhow.
I used my dehydrator to dry the orange peels but you could just leave them at room temperature for a few days out of direct sunlight. You could also just put them in the oven on low for a few hours on a cookie sheet.
My kids go through Cuties like they are candy so I have tons of orange peels around at any given time. You could save them up for a few days in the fridge in a plastic bag if you don't eat quite as many of them in your house.
Just a quick note: I used my food processor to pulverize the orange peels. I did not get it quite as fine as I was hoping. Next time I will clean out the coffee grinder or buy a spice grinder and use that instead for a more finely ground orange powder.
Depending on your scent preferences you may not even need additional orange essential oil in this sugar scrub recipe. If you have whole cloves you can use those but again, they didn't grind down as well as I had hoped in the food processor.
I think they would be fine in a spice grinder but I also added additional ground cloves at the end for a stronger aroma. This recipe makes enough for 2 to 3 hot showers worth of scrubbing, depending on how much you use. I don't like to store homemade sugar scrubs for very long so I recommend making more as needed.
Orange and Clove Sugar Scrub Recipe
If you enjoy this sugar scrub recipe you might enjoy my other DIY beauty product recipes. Let me know what you think if you try this scrub.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2063Total Fat: 145gSaturated Fat: 20gSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 202gSugar: 201g
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.