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Mandarin Sugar Body Scrub DIY


Hello, friends.

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.

This post was originally published in September 2017 and was sponsored by Wonderful Halos Mandarins. All opinions are my own. 

Wonderful Halos Mandarins

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!

Homemade DIY Mandarin Sugar Body Scrub is rich in antioxidants as well as Vitamin C and E that work wonders for your skin!

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!

mandarin sugar body scrub DIY

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 Mandarin sugar body scrub DIY recipe is super easy to make and the ingredients are all natural and really, really good for your skin!

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.


About Wonderful Halos Mandarins:

You know how much we love Wonderful Halos mandarins in our house.  They are available at your favorite grocery stores now through April and they come in a two-count, 3 lb or 5 lb bag. You can also get them in a 5 lb box.

For more about Wonderful Halos mandarins, go follow them on their social media networks on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. You can also sign up for the Wonderful Halos email newsletter to get the latest coupons, promotions and other fun stuff!

Check out my other DIY natural skincare recipes!

Make this DIY Spearmint Sugar Lip Scrub to relieve cracked, dry lips.  DIY Spearmint Sugar Lip Scrub 

How to make DIY Coffee Body ScrubDIY Coffee Body Scrub 

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  1. 07/02/2020 / 11:35 pm

    This sounds like it would be so refreshing! I can only imagine how amazing it smells!

  2. 02/13/2019 / 7:49 am

    I love to use homemade scrubs to take best care of my skin and this mandarin scrub seem very easy to create. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 04/26/2017 / 1:38 pm

    What a great idea. I’ve never thought to do anything but eat these guys (and we eat a lot of them in our house!). If you’re interested, I think this would be a great addition to a new link up over on my blog called Be Clean Be Green With Kids. I would love for you to share; hope to see you there! https://www.honestlymodern.com/tag/be-clean-be-green-with-kids/

  4. Tina
    03/02/2017 / 3:54 pm

    We love Halos. I love the size and the taste. They make a great snack for our granddaughter.

  5. jeremy mclaughlin
    03/02/2017 / 3:32 pm

    Halos is one of my sons favorite snacks.

  6. beth
    03/02/2017 / 3:24 pm

    I think they’re great. I keep them around as a healthy snack for everyone.

  7. Amy Orvin
    03/02/2017 / 3:20 pm

    I like Wonderful Halos mandarins. They are small, juicy and sweet. That’s what I look for in a mandarin.

  8. Buddy Garrett
    03/02/2017 / 3:14 pm

    I think they are a delicious sback. I like that they are all natural and healthy.

  9. Katie Bellamy
    03/02/2017 / 2:46 pm

    We love Halos. My kids could eat a whole bag in 2 days! 🙂

  10. Mary Beth Elderton
    03/02/2017 / 2:28 pm

    We love these little mandarins! So easy to peel and exactly the right size that I can just throw one in with Hubz’ lunch. They are also the perfect size to add a couple to slow cooker carnitas…yum.

  11. Laurajj
    03/02/2017 / 2:00 pm

    Oh I love how easy these are to peel! Our little one can do them himself and loves to take them to school for snack or in his lunch!

  12. Teresa A Thompson
    03/02/2017 / 1:52 pm

    My grandkids love halos. They are a perfect snack.

  13. Darlene Owen
    03/02/2017 / 12:46 pm

    I personally love all kinds of fruits. Mandarin oranges are my all time favorite.

  14. Katrina Angele
    03/02/2017 / 8:32 am

    We love the Halo brand best. My son eats 1 or 2 a day.

  15. Morrighan Crowe Anne Perry
    03/02/2017 / 5:34 am

    We eat a lot of Halos during the winter. I am glad they are non gmo project verified.

  16. Nicole Sender
    03/02/2017 / 4:17 am

    Mandarin oranges are my favorite citrus fruit. I like them as snacks and especially as a road trip treat.

  17. jberry
    03/02/2017 / 12:44 am

    They tend to hold up well to shipping. I love that the packaging stands out & draws you to them.

  18. Audra
    03/02/2017 / 12:39 am

    I love that they are easy for my daughter to peel. They are perfect for lunches and taste delicious

  19. Nancy
    03/01/2017 / 10:24 pm

    We think that wonderful Halos are fabulous! They taste great. They are a healthy treat. I love that they are easy to peel and eat.

  20. Julie Waldron
    03/01/2017 / 8:37 pm

    I love Halo’s Mandarins. I buy them often but I seem to be the only one in my house that eats them!

  21. Sara S
    03/01/2017 / 3:42 pm

    I think Halos Mandarins are awesome! They are a good serving size and a fun snack 🙂

  22. Danielle Magee
    03/01/2017 / 2:11 am

    My family loves Mandarin Oranges. We usually eat the oranges, I have never thought of a body scrub. I love the idea for a scrub!

  23. Katy
    03/01/2017 / 1:46 am

    We all love Halos in our house, but our three year old daughter especially loves them! We like that they’re easy for her to peel and eat herself.

  24. Sadie B.
    03/01/2017 / 1:16 am

    Our family loves Halos. They are so easy to put into a lunch.

  25. Shawn A
    02/28/2017 / 11:55 pm

    My family and I really love Halos. They make a great snack or a fruit to eat at breakfast. I buy them quite often because everyone likes them so well.

  26. Kristi
    02/28/2017 / 12:06 pm

    I love the smell of mandarin oranges, we buy a ton of them when they are in season. I joke that my daughter eats them like candy!

  27. Marty
    02/27/2017 / 6:06 pm

    They’re one of my favorite snacks. The kids can peel them by themselves and they’re just the right size.

  28. Laura
    02/27/2017 / 7:58 am

    I love Halos! I especially like that they’re seedless!

  29. 02/27/2017 / 6:13 am

    This sounds good enough to eat! It would certainly make a great homemade gift option.

  30. 02/26/2017 / 9:00 pm

    I love Halos! They’re the perfect size for a snack; I love taking them to work to snack on.

  31. stacey grantham
    02/25/2017 / 8:16 pm

    My family loves to eat citrus fruit, and halos are easy for my youngest son to pack in his lunch.

  32. Nannypanpan
    02/25/2017 / 1:31 am

    I like that they are small in size and easy to pl. my little ones have fun and feel big doing it themselves so the eat more of the healthy snacks

  33. Linda
    02/24/2017 / 8:17 pm

    These are the perfect little snack to grab and go with. I love that they don’t have seeds too.

  34. Jaclyn Reynolds
    02/23/2017 / 3:09 pm

    Our whole family loves Halos! The scrub looks fun to make and would love to use it!!

  35. Annette
    02/23/2017 / 1:30 pm

    We love halos at our house! So easy to peel. Makes a healthy and quick snack. That sugar scrub sounds wonderful!

  36. Kayla Klontz
    02/23/2017 / 6:05 am

    I love halos, they’re easy to peel, seedless, and small enough for my kids!

  37. Jaima
    02/22/2017 / 8:46 pm

    I love Halo’s. The sugar scrub looks amazing!

  38. Elle
    02/22/2017 / 6:38 pm

    I love Halo’s. I love that they don’t have seeds and are easy and yummy to eat.

  39. 02/22/2017 / 1:22 pm

    We love halos in our house! My kiddos probably eat a pound each a week throughout the season. I bet this body scrub smells amazing.

  40. Ashley R
    02/21/2017 / 8:00 pm

    I love how easy these are to peel. I also love how tasty they are!

  41. Katie Klein
    02/21/2017 / 3:44 am

    I am a huge fan of Halo mandarins. They are an easy go to for lunch that the kids love.

  42. Kelly mcgrew
    02/21/2017 / 1:42 am

    I love halos! They are sweet and tangy and also easy to peel!

  43. Cheryl B
    02/20/2017 / 10:43 pm

    Halos are my favorite mid morning snack. I take one or two to work each day.

  44. Sheila K.
    02/20/2017 / 10:36 pm

    My whole family loves Wonderful Halos mandarins! They are sweet, juicy, and fun to eat, and they are a healthy snack, too—what could be better than that?

  45. Donna L
    02/20/2017 / 10:30 pm

    I think Halos make a wonderfully delicious snack. I buy them all the time..

  46. 02/20/2017 / 3:46 pm

    I am going to make these at the beginning of the month! I love these and know a lot of other people would too! Thank you so much for sharing these.

  47. mami2jcn
    02/20/2017 / 3:05 pm

    I love that they’re easy to peel. They make great snacks for kids!

  48. susan
    02/20/2017 / 2:53 pm

    to me these are sweet and delicious. I love sharing these with my daughter because they are good for her and she eats them up!

  49. 02/20/2017 / 10:22 am

    I love the sweet juicy taste of them they are a great snack

  50. Anita Duvall
    02/20/2017 / 3:19 am

    We love Wonderful Halos. So easy to peel. Seedless, too!

  51. Peggy Damon
    02/20/2017 / 2:24 am

    I absolutely love Halos, and knowing they come from the USA is a plus!! They are easy to peel and a great snack.

  52. crystal mccord
    02/20/2017 / 2:18 am

    My daughters love them, but especially my youngest daughter. They are so easy for small hands to peel on their own and I they love to slip them in their book bags for snacks at school.

  53. StuffSmart
    02/20/2017 / 2:12 am

    I love that Halo mandarins are easy to peel and are the perfect size for snacks.

  54. ellen beck
    02/20/2017 / 1:42 am

    Everyone love Halos here! Every week since they have been in season, I come home with a 5 pound bag! They are so good for snackiig or as a part of a lunch. I really like your scrub idea too.

  55. 02/20/2017 / 12:57 am

    We love Halos! They are one of my daughter’s favorite snacks and I like to take them with me for lunch at work. Thanks for the chance to win and I love this sugar scrub recipe! Definitely pinning for later!

  56. Lorena Keech
    02/19/2017 / 11:24 pm

    We love them. We always have them in our lunch sacks and in a big bowl on the kitchen island.

  57. Angela Saver
    02/19/2017 / 11:08 pm

    We love Halos because they are easy to peel and are juicy and delicous!

  58. Christine Labelle
    02/19/2017 / 10:54 pm

    We love Halos! They are delicious and just the right size for little hands!

  59. Christine Lanza
    02/19/2017 / 10:35 pm

    My kids would love this!!

  60. Kelly D
    02/19/2017 / 6:00 pm

    I like Wonderful Halos mandarins because they are sweet and easy to peel. They make a good school snack for my kids.

  61. 02/19/2017 / 3:49 am

    I love halos! I love how they taste and are seedless.

  62. Darcy Koch
    02/19/2017 / 1:07 am

    I do purchase Halos from time to time. They are very sweet and taste great. The grandkids like them as they are easy to peel. Great for your kid’s school lunch.

  63. shirley
    02/19/2017 / 12:42 am

    Halos are perfect for the kids lunches. They are also great for the park waiting in car lines, just about everywhere.

  64. janetfaye
    02/18/2017 / 10:46 pm

    Halos Mandarins are delicious They are the perfect size for a healthy snack.

  65. brianne
    02/18/2017 / 12:38 pm

    I just love homemade body scrubs! I’ve got to try and make this one, I bet the smell is incredible!

  66. Tara Liebing
    02/18/2017 / 5:30 am

    My family loves Halo’s, they make a healthy delicious snack anytime. They are really great for the kids because they are so easy to peel themselves.

  67. stephanie scales campbell
    02/18/2017 / 4:11 am

    I love Halo mandarins they are so tasty and easy to peel on top of that. I love the idea of making a sugar scrub i really want to try that.

  68. 02/18/2017 / 12:24 am

    I just love these homemade body scrubs. If I will be able to free up some time this weekend, I am going to make myself this mandarin orange and sugar body scrub. I can imagine how lovely the scent would be!

  69. Angelica Dimeo
    02/17/2017 / 11:23 pm

    Honestly I have not ever tried Halo Mandarins

  70. julie
    02/17/2017 / 8:15 pm

    i absolutely love mandarins. They are super sweet, tasty and healthy 🙂

  71. Nicole E Ackerman
    02/17/2017 / 6:31 pm

    I love these mandarins! They are always so flavorful and the perfect size!

  72. Our Family World
    02/17/2017 / 6:09 pm

    mandarin is my favovite!! i bet this recipe is awesome! i would like to try it as soon as possible!

  73. Jeanine
    02/17/2017 / 5:13 pm

    I bet this just smells amazing! It looks fantastic, and I LOVE body scrubs so this is one I will for sure be trying myself!

  74. Reesa Lewandowski
    02/17/2017 / 3:27 pm

    When I look at this scrub all I can think of is how delicious it must smell and how awesome is must be to refresh you when using it

  75. 02/17/2017 / 10:46 am

    This sounds like a great gift! I love using natural DIY body scrub! Definitely trying this!

  76. 02/17/2017 / 7:20 am

    I bet this smells so yummy! I can’t wait to try it!

  77. 02/17/2017 / 5:49 am

    I love sugar scrubs. I always have one in my bathroom – I will only use sugar, no more salt scrubs for me. I’m sure this one smells like heaven. Halos are such little treats.

  78. 02/17/2017 / 5:40 am

    I absolutely, 100% hate their ads with the horribly behaved children. That being said, I adore the oranges. They are easy enough my three year old can peel them, and they have such better flavor than naval oranges.

  79. Genevieve Larson
    02/17/2017 / 5:19 am

    Halo mandarin oranges are our families go to snack fruit.

  80. Barb W
    02/17/2017 / 3:45 am

    I love both the sweetness and the ease of mandarin oranges.

  81. Jennifer
    02/17/2017 / 3:08 am

    I could eat a whole bag of these at a time , SO yummy! I love body scrubs so I have got to try this out.

  82. Pam
    02/17/2017 / 2:38 am

    I love making my own scrubs so I bet this would be right up my alley. My kids both love mandarins.

  83. 02/17/2017 / 2:05 am

    I love to make my own scrubs. I bet the orange smells amazing when you use it. I will have to try making some this weekend. It makes great gifts as well.

  84. Meagan
    02/17/2017 / 1:28 am

    That is a really cute giveaway. We love halos in our house .

  85. Margaret S Porter
    02/17/2017 / 1:20 am

    I love Halos. I buy thenm every chance I get and we eat them two or three at a time!

  86. Jeni Hawkins
    02/17/2017 / 1:11 am

    This body scrub looks amazing! I have used orange scented scrubs to invigorate me and get my day started. Now I can make one myself 🙂

  87. 02/16/2017 / 11:45 pm

    That sounds perfect for my skin. I bet the scent is magnificent. I am going to have to make this scrub soon.

  88. MelissaandKeith Miller
    02/16/2017 / 9:05 pm

    We love Halos. They are so easy to peel 🙂

  89. Brenda
    02/16/2017 / 7:56 pm

    We love to snack on Halos at our house! Never thought of making a scrub out of them, I love the idea,

  90. 02/16/2017 / 7:39 pm

    I am a big lover of halos mandarins and now I have a great DIY project to use them in this great body scrub. I can’t wait to try it and the ingredients are so simple.

  91. Geri Sandoval
    02/16/2017 / 7:19 pm

    Never thought of making a scrub with Halos, what a great DYI project! Love it! My granddaughters are now going want to make your awesome scrub. Halos are always on my shopping list and now this scrub will be a reason to keep Halos on that list.

  92. Monica
    02/16/2017 / 5:57 pm

    I adore a great bath scrub! Your DIY looks fantastic!

  93. 02/16/2017 / 4:29 pm

    The nail salon I went to have something like this and boy does it smell good! I definitely want to make this myself. It would be so nice to have around the house.

  94. Colleen Inman
    02/16/2017 / 3:23 pm

    Halos are the perfect snack to add to my kids lunch.

  95. Lauren
    02/16/2017 / 2:04 pm

    Halos are one of our family’s favorite all-time snacks.

  96. 02/16/2017 / 12:49 pm

    I love mandarins and their scent is amazing. I never thought of using it in a body scrub before. I will have to try this.

  97. 02/16/2017 / 11:56 am

    I love DIY scrubs! They’re the best! Easy to make and you can give them to friends as well. I love the idea of using mandarin oranges for the scrub, it’s packed with benefits.

  98. robin masshole mommy
    02/16/2017 / 11:43 am

    Awww, I bet that scrub smells amazing. I can’t wait to try it for myself.

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