Homemade Mandarin Body Scrub Recipe

During a recent trip to the grocery store, I came across these gorgeous Spanish
mandarins being sold with their stems still intact. I couldn’t resist bringing
them home to snap some photos, only to be inspired by their beautiful fragrance. 

With my hair and skin feeling the effects of a long winter, I decided
to make a little scrub perfect for bringing your skin back to life.
Mandarin peels contain essential oils used in the perfume industry and skin
care preparations.  We all know citrus fruits are great for the skin as they are
rich in antioxidants, but mandarin peels are also rich in vitamin C and E, which
are essential for healthy looking skin. The oil found in mandarins have also been
found to help aid the growth and restoration of new cells and tissue.
 Combine all that with its gorgeous scent
and this fruit yields the perfect body scrub.
The best part is it takes no time to make and it’s all natural.

Easy Mandarin Body Scrub Recipe

Two organic mandarin oranges

1 cup of organic coconut oil
1/2 cup of sugar or cane sugar

- Peel mandarins and finely chop the peel in a food processor or blender. Set aside
- Combine all ingredients together in bowl until thoroughly mixed
- Transfer to tightly sealed container
- Apply to body and massage into skin for a few minutes
- Rinse

Scrub will keep for up two weeks and a little longer if stored in the refrigerator.
Here is another easy body scrub you might like to check out.

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  1. says

    Awesome idea! I love home-made and natural everything. I have one concern though, often citrus fruits are being sprayed with paint to get better look. Therefore, it might not be so good idea to use the peel, unless you can be certain it is chemical-free. Otherwise, I am sure this will be one amazingly scented and invigorating body scrub.

    ~Mia | Leyton Carpet Cleaners

    • says

      Hi Mia…you are absolutely right to be concerned with dyes and pesticide…that’s why it’s important that the ingredients used be organic …:) thanks for stopping by..xo

  2. says

    I was looking at the recipes for some ideas for what to make for dinner tonight and came upon this,, what a wonderul refreshing idea, i was actually unaware that we could make our own body scrubs, thankyou for sharing, i shall give it a go.

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  4. Lyn says

    I’m sure this is a silly question but I tend to overthink the simplest things lol. You are just using the mandarin peel for this only, correct?? I’m looking forward to making this …this week!

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