Rosemary Orange Sugar Scrub 6

dsc_0885I don’t know about you guys, but there are certain people in my life I just couldn’t do without. For example—-the ladies in the childcare area at the gym. Oh bless their hearts! They are amazing and although I don’t even know all their names, it’s the perfect time of year to let them know how much they’re appreciated. Enter—-homemade gifts!

I whipped this Rosemary Orange Sugar Scrub up yesterday afternoon and I’ve been excited to share the recipe here with you all. It’s simple, very inexpensive and it’s not food—which some people really appreciate this time of year, with all the extra goodies already around.

If you don’t have fresh rosemary growing, go ahead and buy some in the produce department at your local store. You’ll only need a few sprigs. And essential oils? Just use whatever brand you prefer. 

So….let’s make some sugar scrub!
dsc_0873 Start by roughly chopping the leaves off a few sprigs of rosemary. Doesn’t it smell so good? Rosemary is a fresh smell that’ll wake you right up.dsc_0876 Next, zest the rind of one small orange.  

Melt the Barleans Coconut Oil, stir in the sugar, the rosemary, orange zest and a few drops of each essential oil. Go ahead and try some out on your hands. Doesn’t it smell amazing? Now you’re ready to put it in a jar!dsc_0879 Decorate your jar with pretty paper, ribbon or a fun label. dsc_0882

Rosemary Orange Sugar Scrub
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1/4 cup Barleans Organic Coconut Oil
  3. zest of 1 small orange
  4. 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  5. 3 drops rosemary essential oil
  6. 3 drops orange essential oil
  1. Melt the Barleans Organic Coconut Oil and stir in the sugar, rosemary and orange zest.
  2. Next, stir in a few drops of each essential oil.
  3. Store in a glass tub or jar. (Makes enough to fill an 8 ounce jar perfectly)
  4. Decorate your jar with pretty paper, ribbon or a fun label.
  1. Use this sugar scrub to soften and exfoliate your skin, hands, lips, face etc. Scrub, wash away and pat dry. Makes your skin feel amazing and smells delicious.
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Disclosure: In partnership with Barleans, I received compensation in exchange for writing this blog post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. Barleans is a company I truly love and it’s an honor to do work with them!

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Angela is a wife, mama to three little ones and a lifelong Washington State resident. Besides facilitating the NW Healthy Mama website, she loves being involved in her kids' school, hiking with her girlfriends, growing all the things, writing, reading and taking photos.

6 thoughts on “Rosemary Orange Sugar Scrub

  • Polly

    I love sugar scrubs and rosemary orange sounds amazing! I like how this is so easy to make! It would make such a wonderful gift for someone. 🙂

  • Savannah

    What a PERFECT idea for some last minute Christmas gifts. I am so unorganized, so I love that these can be thrown together so quickly. Sugar scrubs are one of my FAVORITE DIY products, so I’m excited to see how well the orange and rosemary go together. Thanks for sharing! <3

  • Dona Morrison

    Random ‘thunk’…does anyone worry when using coconut oil base recipes when rinsing off and it draining into our septics? Or am I overthinking? I baby our system just because I want it to outlast me, so perhaps I’m again worrying about a problem when there isn’t one…we do bentonite clay masks quite often and when rinsing off I always set a dish pan inside the sink and toss the rinse water outside! For the very same worrywart reason as above!! Any thoughts?

    Anyway, your recipe sounds wonderful and what a wonderful and thoughtful gift! Thank you for sharing!!~Dona Morrison

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