Ginger Citrus Scrub makes a great gift! It’s also nice to keep for yourself to make your skin feel amazing!
I thought it would be fun to make something for my mom, mother-in-law and grandma for Mother’s Day. I tried to think up what I could do, since none of them really need anything. Which is where Ginger Citrus Scrub comes in.
I finally decided that everyone can use a little pampering, so I set about creating a small gift basket for that purpose, including some ginger citrus scrub, homemade lip balm, a lotion bar, an emery board, and some nail polish. You could easily include a potted flower as well, to make the present even more fun!
The idea of making a ginger citrus scrub came from one of the leaders in our MOPS group. We made a bunch of ginger scrubs before our first meeting to give out as birthday presents to the moms throughout the year. I loved how they turned out, so I thought I would make one too. For MOPS we made a ginger lemongrass combination, but I got to thinking orange with ginger would be really nice, so that’s what I did.
I’m not sure where this MOPS leader got her recipe, since she was out of town for a bit while I was looking for a recipe, but I finally found a good recipe from Live In Art. If you’ve never checked out Nicole’s blog, you definitely should- she has some great natural recipes, as well as some amazingly beautiful art and jewelry.
I quadrupled Nicole’s scrub, since I wanted enough for gifts as well as for myself. It ended up making about 4 1/2 of the 8 ounce jelly jars of the ginger citrus scrub. If you want less, adjust as necessary.
Some supplies you make need for this recipe:
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup chopped ginger root
- 1 cup grape seed oil, or sunflower
- 3 cups raw sugar
- 1 cup Kosher salt
- orange essential oil
- In a medium pan, melt coconut oil. Add ginger and cook for about 10 minutes, until the ginger smells strongly.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove the ginger pieces.
- Remove from heat and mix in the grape seed oil. Cool mixture to room temperature.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients, adding approximately 10-12 drops of essential oil as desired.
- Spoon into jelly jars.
What scent do you like combined with ginger? Or is there another scented scrub you’d like to see a recipe for?
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