I am excited for spring. Every year around this time I start stalking the sunrise and sunset timetables online to see exactly how much light we are gaining each day. As of this week, we are gaining about 3.5 minutes of daylight every day and I couldn’t be happier.
I won’t miss the extreme cold and dark days of winter, but I will miss the comforting soups and winter citrus. Oh how I’ll miss the citrus.
Since winter’s not over just yet there is still plenty of time to zest an orange and rub it all over your body with a little sugar and coconut oil. Let me tell you, this scrub is pure bliss and it’s making the last days of winter go by even quicker.
I used a blood orange for my scrub, this this also works great with clementines, tangerines, grapefruit, or lemons. Since you will be rubbing the zest on your skin, I would definitely recommend choosing an organic fruit.
This scrub will leave your skin silky-soft and is perfect for sloughing away any dry, flaky winter skin. The citrus and coconut oil smells delicious and is a wonderful pick-me-up first thing in the morning. The hardest part is not eating it!
Citrus and Coconut Body Scrub
Makes 1/2 cup (about enough for 2 – 3 showers)
small container to store any leftover scrub
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons (organic) orange zest
Melt coconut oil (if necessary) until it reaches a liquid state.
Mix oil, sugar, and zest together.
Scrub over body.
Store any leftovers in the fridge and use within one week.