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DIY Peppermint & Citrus Sugar Body & Lip Scrub

Coconut Oil, Sugar, Real Citrus & Our Favorite Essential Oils Combine to Create an easy DIY scrub
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DIY Citrus & Sugar Peppermint Body Scrub, The Well Code #keepyourwellfull

This DIY all natural lip scrub and body scrub have my name written all over them.  Well, Kat’s too because she’s obsessed with any and all kinds of scrubs these days.  But seriously, this may be our favorite DIY since our flavored salts way back in the day.  

These scrubs prove to be excellent exfoliators and moisturizers (thanks to the Coconut Oil), with ingredients you can feel good about.  They’re great for yourself of course (at-home spa night, anyone?!), but they also make a thoughtful and affordable gift idea this holiday season.  

What you’ll need: organic evaporated sugar crystals (don’t worry, you can find them in your grocery store and on Amazon), Christmas Spirit (my favorite essential oil by far…it smells like all the Christmastime feels with its sweet, spicy blend of orange, cinnamon, and spruce essential oils), peppermint essential oil, orange zest and coconut oil.  Easy as that!  If you’re pulling together your ingredients and find yourself sans Christmas Spirit or peppermint essential oil, first be sure to enter our GIVEAWAY with The Well Code this week, but then go ahead and snag your Premium Starter Kit to get covered on that front.  And if you’re totally new to essential oils, make sure to read why we’ve become obsessed with oils over on our new site, The Well Code.

Anyway, back to the DIY at hand.  The actual process of making the DIY all natural lip scrub and body scrub is simple.  For the lip scrub, I simply combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl with my hand (it’s easiest to get your desired consistency that way).  I store it in an small airtight jar like this one.  And if I’m gifting it, I just tie with a bow and voila…the perfect little “happy”!

As for the DIY body scrub, I mix coconut oil and sugar in a stand mixer until I have a paste. After transferring it to a bowl, I mix in the orange zest and essential oils.  Lastly, I add a few drops of cranberry juice for the coloring…though I do it super slowly to get the palest of pinks (it can get red fast!).  Like with the DIY all natural lip scrub, I store the body scrub in an airtight glass container or apothecary jar in my fridge.  It’s a super easy (under 10 minutes), thoughtful, homemade treat this time of year that I’ll definitely be gifting!  Truly, MKR

P.S. Enter our essential oils giveaway HERE.  And check out my picks below for great apothecary and cosmetic jars. xo 

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DIY Peppermint & Citrus Body & Lip Scrub
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
For the Lip Scrub
  1. 2 tablespoons of organic evaporated cane juice crystals
  2. 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
  3. 2 drops peppermint oil
  4. 1 drop Young Living Christmas Spirit*
  5. Zest of 1/2 orange
For the Body Scrub
  1. 14 oz organic coconut oil
  2. 3/4 cup standard sugar (I used fine crystals because I don't like my body scrub to be super rough, but it's your preference)
  3. zest of 2 oranges
  4. 10 drops peppermint oil
  5. About 15 drops of Young Living Christmas Spirit*
  6. A couple drops cranberry juice (amount based on what shade of pink you want)**
For the Lip Scrub
  1. Blend all ingredients to your desired consistency (I use my fingers to really get a feel for the consistency!).
  2. Store in an airtight container or jar in the fridge.
  3. Tie up with a bow, and gift away!
For the Body Scrub
  1. In a stand mixer, mix coconut oil and sugar until you have a paste.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the zest and the oil.
  3. Mix it all together, and then add a few drops of coloring (slowly...you don't want it to be red!).
  4. Store airtight in a glass container or apothecary jar in your fridge.
  5. Tie up with a bow and it's ready for gifting!
Notes
  1. *If you don't have Young Living Christmas Spirit, or can't get it (it's super popular!), sub this ingredient out for orange essential oil and a warming spice oil like cinnamon, clove or nutmeg.
  2. **You can also use beet juice or pomegranate juice for a natural pink coloring to your body scrub.
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