This post was sponsored by Wonderful Halos Mandarins. All opinions are my own.
I know I’ve been a bit slow on the blog the past couple of weeks. On Monday night, my husband and I got back from our weekend trip to see my little sister and her family in Long Island (New York). We had a great time, as always. You know when life gets so hectic, even a few days of quality time with family means a whole lot. And it’s really wonderful to see loved ones you don’t get to see often, so I’m so happy I got to do that this past weekend.
So here I’m back with this very exciting new post, in partnership once again with Wonderful Halos Mandarins.
If you were following the blog for a while, you would have known about the Wonderful Halos Mandarin & Quinoa Chicken Bowls recipe, along with the January gift pack giveaway I’ve hosted.
So this month, thanks to Wonderful Halos Mandarins, I can bring you one of my favorite DIY skincare recipes from scratch: Mandarin Sugar Body Scrub!
Let me tell you, my skin gets unbelievably dry, dull and flaky during the winter season. So I thought I’d make a simple body scrub recipe that would work perfect to breathe life into my skin and get it glowing again!
We all know that mandarin oranges are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and E that do great for our skin’s health and appearance overall. Even the perfumery and skincare industries use the peels in mandarins for their natural essential oils, which help aid the growth and restoration of new cells and tissue.
I love that this sugar scrub recipe is super easy to make and the ingredients are all natural and really, really good for your skin!
1 cup epsom salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
4 Tbsp juice from mandarin orange
2 tsp zest of a mandarin orange
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in a tight container or even a Ziploc bag will work.
Apply a quarter-size amount on a loufah or bath glove and exfoliate face or body. Or use half this recipe in a hot bath.