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How to Make Your Own Citrus-Mint Sugar Scrub

Relax Already: Make Your Own Citrus-Mint Sugar Scrub

Indulging in a hot shower or bath is one of my favorite ways to reduce stress. Couple it with a sugar scrub, and it's just as good as a full-body massage — well, almost). Why buy a sugar scrub, when it's so easy to make your own?

Here's a recipe that incorporates the summery scent of citrus. To see it

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You'll need:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sweet almond oil
1 teaspoon fresh tangerine juice
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon fresh grapefruit juice
3 to 5 drops of peppermint oil

Mix the sugar and almond oil first. Then add the juices. Lastly, mix in the peppermint oil. Store in a sealed container.

If citrus isn't your favorite scent, try this recipe for Brown Sugar Body Scrub. Not only will a sugar scrub relieve tension, but it's also a gentle way to exfoliate dead skins cells from your body.

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Renees3 Renees3 8 years
good question gemini7827! How long does this last???
gemini7827 gemini7827 8 years
Thank you so much FitSugar. I am definitely buying the ingredients and trying this.....I assume to store this in a sealed container in the fridge....*Question: expiration. when should you use the mixture by?
ms660bk ms660bk 8 years
ah, makes sense. I didn't look very closely at the measurements!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I LOVE mint and citrus! I want to make this! What a good gift too!
ms660bk ms660bk 8 years
how does the sugar not dissolve?
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