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Homemade Clove Orange Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe! There is nothing like the smell of sweet orange with clove and a touch of cinnamon, especially when mixed with brown sugar! Not only does this essential oil blend with sugar smell great, but I like how it makes my skin feel and look when I use it as a body scrub. So I decided to share it with you, and I hope you will like it too!
As the weather warms up in the months ahead, you may be faced with the heat and the sun rays that can cause damage to your skin
In the cooler months, your skin tends to lose moisture, oil and its natural glow, which in return causes dry and flaky skin that is prone to irritation.
One remedy that is beneficial to your skin, no matter the weather, is sugar scrubs. Sugar scrubs are incredibly moisturizing and exfoliating to the skin. They can help to remove the dead skin cells leaving your skin silky smooth.
Sugar has several benefits for your skin. First of all, it is a natural humectant
, drawing moisture from the environment into the skin.
Second of all, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, which generates younger-looking skin
. And of course, sugar is a natural exfoliate
For this clove orange cinnamon sugar scrub recipe, I have done a mixture of brown and white sugar. I used brown sugar because of its nice fragrance and that it is less coarse than white sugar.This mix of brown and white sugar provides the right texture/abrasion.
When combined with clove, orange and cinnamon essential oils, you have a scrub that smells good enough to eat!
I use vitamin E oil as a carrier oil because of its skin cell regenerating properties.
Clove essential oil, is thought not only to have skin healing effects, but also to contain antimicrobial and antifungal properties which might help with acne and other skin conditions.
Sweet orange essential oil is used in natural remedies for many things including antimicrobial, anti-inflammation, skin conditions like acne, and for its uplifting, mood elevating qualities.
Cinnamon bark essential oil contains cinnamaldehyde, which has been found to reduce inflammation. Because cinnamon bark oil is quite a potent substance, due to its high concentration (around 80%) of cinnamaldehyde, it is recommended to use it in very low dose percentages on the skin. One to two drops per 30-40 ml is recommended (this is around 0.07% dilution)!
You can decrease the drops to 1 drop for this recipe, or leave out the cinnamon bark essential oil if you are concerned – the recipe still works and still smells great!! Always, do a skin patch test prior to topically using an essential oil you have never used before! See my sections on essential oil safety:
Sugar scrubs usually have a shelf-life of 3-4 months, but only if you keep water out of it!. Not only do sugar scrubs help make your skin feel amazing immediately after use, but they also make you smell delicious!
Clove Orange Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe
- Combine your white sugar and brown sugar together in a medium bowl
- Mix the vitamin E oil and essential oils together in a small bowl
- Pour the oil blend into the sugar bowl blend and stir mixing all ingredients well together. It should have the consistency of wet sand. (you can add more sugar or oil to get to this consistency as needed)
- Next, spoon out your mixture into your container and store away
How to Use this Clove Orange Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub
Massage the sugar scrub mixture all over your body using your hands or a loofah pouf. Keep bacteria out of you product by keeping water out of it! You can scoop the needed amount into a shower/tub safe (plastic bowl or container) prior to using.
I recommend using the sugar scrub twice a week to eliminate the dead skin cells so your skin will look younger and healthier. Sugar Scrubs also makes great gifts
. Everyone loves to be pampered and have their skin silky smooth! Make a jar for yourself and one to share! Related: Homemade Clove Cardamom Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose or treat any disease. It is always recommended that you seek the advise of your private medical doctor.