Easy orange mint sugar scrub recipe made in your kitchen with just 3 ingredients

For years, my natural bath recipes were among the most popular on my site, but I haven’t shared any in a long time, though I use them daily. Lately, I’ve been using a lot of sugar scrubs to wash away the winter blues and to refresh my skin {and most importantly, feet} from the harsh elements of summer. I didn’t want you to miss out on all of the fun, so I’m pulling one of my favorite recipes forward from a few years ago – orange mint sugar scrub. I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!

I’ve been making & experimenting with sugar scrubs for years. It’s fun to play with something other than food in the kitchen every now & then. It’s so quick & easy, I just pull from my cabinet of essential oils, mix & put each to the test. Does it smell amazing? Does it nourish my skin? Exfoliate? Wash away those winter blues?

I adapt my basic recipe minimally {more to come in the next 2 weeks}, but alter the scents often. It’s all natural & there are no preservatives. I’ve never been one to purchase a lot of bath & body products because my sinuses hurt just walking by the store. Many of them are comprised of so much alcohol I can just feel my skin shriveling up thinking about it. As I share a few more of my favorite Spring/Summer sugar scrubs in the next couple weeks, I’d love to hear your favorite scents!

Today I’m sharing the invigorating orange mint sugar scrub recipe!

3 c sugar

1 c grapeseed oil

orange essential oil

mint essential oil {I personally love spearmint}

Combine sugar & oil well. Add essential oil to preference, generally about 2/3 orange & 1/3 mint. Spoon into containers & add a few extra drops to the top of each scrub. Enjoy!

Another favorite beauty recipe you’ll enjoy? This homemade lip scrub. Find more homemade bath product recipes right here.

The Best DIY Bath & Beauty Products

Here's a few more of my favorite DIY bath and beauty recipes for your enjoyment! It's fun to make your own bath goodies and it's wonderful to know what's in the products you're putting on your skin. These are perfect for gifting as well!

Photo Credit: Kristen Clayville

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  1. Hi! I love this idea! When you say add oil to preference, about how much do you usually add? I have no experience with essential oils!

  2. I’m new to your blog and really enjoying it (found you in BHG). Since I’m from the KC area, I was wondering where you find your essential oils and cute jars. Many thanks!

    1. Welcome, Mary! These jars are from Target. They have a few different types there I love. I also love Weck jars available at Crate & Barrel. Whole Foods & the health food section of Hy-Vee are great for essential oils. I purchase grapeseed oil at Trader Joe’s because it’s so reasonable there.