Tropical orange sugar scrub

Tropical orange sugar scrub

The orange sugar scrub is the perfect way to get some tropical spa treatment at home. Its creamy texture exfoliates and hydrates your skin. The aroma of orange combined with honey and coconut will get you in an awesome mood.

If you prefer stronger citrus scent try this lemon sugar scrub or this lemon salt scrub.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: easy


  • Clear glass jar, 250 ml (8.5 oz)
  • 190 grams (6.7 oz) brown sugar
  • 110 grams (3.9 oz) coconut oil
  • 30 drops orange essential oil
  • 1 rounded tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp honey

Ingredients for orange sugar scrub


The brown sugar exfoliates and softens your skin.

The coconut oil and the honey are amazing moisturizers. They are full of antioxidants, too.

The orange essential oil has antidepressant properties and boosts your immune system.

The turmeric powder has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It also fights pigmentation.


Check out the video or follow the directions below.

The coconut oil is solid at room temperature. However during the summer when it’s hotter, it becomes liquid. To be precise, it starts to melt at 24 °C (76 °F). Thus if you want an orange scrub with creamy texture, avoid making this recipe during the hot months.

Pour the coconut oil and the honey in a bowl. There is no need to melt the coconut oil. Its texture is soft and it can be easily mixed with the honey.

The coconut oil and the honey
The coconut oil and the honey

Add the turmeric powder and mix again.

After adding the turmeric powder
After adding the turmeric powder

Add the sugar and stir til everything blends well. The last step is to add the orange essential oil.

The result
The result

Mix one last time and the orange sugar scrub is ready.

orange sugar scrub

How to use it

Use it 2-3 times in a week. Rinse with water and a shower gel. The shower gel is a must because of the turmeric powder.

How long it lasts

It will last few months.

Tips and common mistakes

The turmeric powder gives a yellow color of the scrub. If you skip the powder, the white color of the coconut oil will be visible.

There is no need to melt the coconut oil for this recipe. Yet, if it is too hard, melt it via the water bath method.

Have you prepared an orange sugar scrub? What is your favourite recipe?

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