These citrus-scented scrub cubes will inject a little summer into your winter. Brown sugar exfoliates dry, wintertime skin. Coconut and vitamin E oil moisturize and rejuvenate freshly exposed skin.
Both lemon and sweet orange oils are affordable essential oils thought to lower depression and anxiety. They can also help with insomnia. While bitter orange essential oil will probably irritate skin, irritation is less likely with sweet orange oil. Test a watered down droplet on the inside of your wrist if you have concerns. Lemon oil has the added bonus of treating acne.
Sunshine Scrub Sugar Cubes
½ cup (4 oz bar) grated unscented soap
2 tablespoons organic unrefined or virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons vitamin E oil
1 teaspoon water
15 drops orange essential oil
15 drops lemon essential oil
1 cup organic brown sugar
Combine grated soap, oil and water in a bowl.
Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between, until melted.
Add sugar and essential oil.
Pour into molds and allow to harden in freezer for a couple hours. (I used an ice cube tray and cut the cubes in half after chilling.)
While bathing, wet a cube and apply to body. Do not apply to rag or sponge first or you’ll lose the scrubby power!