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Homemade DIY Chocolate Orange Hand Scrub Recipe

How to make the best homemade DIY chocolate orange sugar hand scrub - This refreshing recipe is quick and easy with essential oils, brown and white sugar, and cocoa powder for a healing deep clean that is moisturizing and exfoliating.


  • 2 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup olive oil Get something cheap. You aren't eating it; you don't need EVOO.
  • 2-3 tablespoons sweet orange essential oil (Be careful with this if you don't want it to be very orangey. You might want to add it in smaller amounts and evaluate. I did use this much, but it wasn't a premium brand.)


  • Mix everything but the oils in a small bowl. Add olive oil a tablespoon or two at a time, until the consistency is right. I like mine to be thin, like pudding, so I used quite a bit of oil.
  • After the consistency is right, add the essential oil. Use your nose as a guide. You'll know when you have enough.
  • Mix it up really well.
  • Pour or spoon it into a half-pint jar.