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Ginger Citrus Scrub

Ginger Citrus Scrub makes a great gift! It’s also nice to keep for yourself to make your skin feel amazing!

Ginger Citrus Scrub #scrub #diygifts- This would make a great present for Mother's Day!
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!

Ginger Citrus Scrub #scrub #diygifts- This would make a great present for Mother's Day!

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.

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Ginger Citrus Scrub

Ginger Citrus Scrub


  • 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


  1. In a medium pan, melt coconut oil. Add ginger and cook for about 10 minutes, until the ginger smells strongly.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to remove the ginger pieces.
  3. Remove from heat and mix in the grape seed oil. Cool mixture to room temperature.
  4. Stir in the remaining ingredients, adding approximately 10-12 drops of essential oil as desired.
  5. 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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