Gift In A Jar Orange Creamsicle Sugar Scrub

This pampering gift in a jar is an orange creamsicle sugar scrub recipe that uses coconut oil and smells good enough to eat.

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Who doesn’t need a little pampering in their life? Mix up a big batch of this orange creamsicle sugar scrub, put it into small mason jars and give this gift in a jar to the women in your life. The smell reminds me of summer and the coconut oil helps keep your skin soft and smooth!

Sugar Scrub Pampering Gift In A JarI will be giving this gift in a jar to my mom as part of her Mother’s Day gift. To make the orange creamsicle sugar scrub, I used my recipe for Maple Brown Sugar Scrub but used coconut oil instead of olive oil. I really like fresh, clean citrus scents so I chose orange essential oil. I also added vanilla extract to give it a creamsicle smell. I didn’t have any vanilla essential oil and didn’t feel like running back to the store but if you have some on hand, use several drops of that instead of the vanilla extract.

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub IngredientsTo make one 8 oz mason jar of orange creamsicle sugar scrub, you need 1/4 cup of coconut oil, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 10 drops of orange essential oil.

Soften Coconut OilSoften the coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds.

How To Make Sugar ScrubAdd the vanilla extract and the orange essential oil. Then, stir in the sugar, 1/4 cup at a time.

Orange Creamsicle Sugar Scrub LabelPrint off this fun label and attach it to the jars. To print the labels, I opened a blank Word document, inserted the label image using Insert and choosing Picture. I resized the label to whatever would fit on my jar. If you are making more than one, copy and paste for however many labels you need. Then, add a couple pieces of baker’s twine around the lid or a strip of washi tape across the lid. You can download the free printable here: Orange Creamsicle Sugar Scrub Printable Label

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub RecipeI wish you could smell this sugar scrub! Vanessa asked me if it was edible and Christine said, “Yummmm!” and immediately wanted to try using it.

Orange Creamsicle Sugar Scrub RecipeThe coconut oil will return to a solid form but the sugar scrub will soften in your hands or you can add a little warm water to the scrub that you scoop into your hands. We have a jar of this in our bathroom and have been using it for the past couple of days. It makes your legs and feet feel amazingly smooth! Just be careful though because products containing oil can make the shower/tub slippery!

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Comments

  1. Tonia that looks like a wonderful gift! I’m sure it smells so good. :)

  2. Oh Tonia. You’ve done it again. Good enough to eat alright!

    Anne xx

  3. this looks fabulous Tonia, I have never made a scrub with coconut oil and I can imagine it is divine! What a lovely summer treat, thanks so much!
    Jenna

    • Thanks Jenna! This was my first time purchasing and using coconut oil. The biggest surprise was that it doesn’t have a scent!

  4. This looks like an awesome gift. I love using coconut oil.

  5. I can almost smell it from the pics Tonia! I’d probably want to eat it. :)

  6. Looks fabulous!

  7. This looks amazing! We all can use a little pampering. :-)

  8. Oh, this is fabulous!! What a great gift and I might just need to keep some for myself:)

  9. I could use some pampering like this fun scrub. This week is going to be so crazy busy. I love that this is easy and makes a great gift!!!

  10. Yes, you’re so right about the eating thing…I can’t decide if I want to slather up or grab a spoon!! Super fun {and yummy}!

  11. I bet this smells amazing- and I love that you included a cute label for it.

  12. Just made it (with brown sugar cos that’s what I had), my skin feels fantastic, I know what my friends are all getting for birthday presents this year, thanks so much for sharing!

    • Wonderful! I am delighted to hear that! I have a jar in my shower that me and my teen use. We love it too!

  13. Christina says:

    Where can I buy these items to make this?

    • Hi Christina,
      Coconut oil is sold in many places from natural foods stores to Walmart. I’ve even seen it in the cooking aisle of our small local grocery store. I purchased the orange oil at Coborn’s. If you are unable to find orange oil, I would suggest using orange extract located near the vanilla extract in the baking aisle. I bought the mason jars at Walmart. Best of luck!
      ~Tonia

  14. Does this come out better with brown sugar or white sugar? Thanks!

    • Hi Jessica,
      As for which is a better scrub, either one works. I would think more about what smell and look you are going for. I think for the orange creamsicle scent, the white sugar works better and looks better. Best of luck and thanks for stopping by!
      ~Tonia

  15. Leslie Hargrove says:

    How long will this last? Does it go bad after a while?

    • Hi Leslie,
      I’m not sure how long it will last. I found some that I’ve had for 5 months and it seems fine to me. I don’t know a lot about coconut oil but I’ve heard that it has antimicrobial properties (check out this study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17651080) so that should help it last. But my best recommendation is to use it as soon as possible.
      ~Tonia

  16. I have whipped up one of these already (to test) and will make more for all the females in my family for Christmas. My goal is to be more frugal and this is perfect! Thank you. My skin is silky smooth!

    • Yay! Doesn’t it smell amazing! My daughter really loves these sugar scrubs that I’ve made with coconut oil. Thanks Hannah!

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