Citrus are widely used for their health benefits both through consumption and exterior skin application.
The essential oils in the zest of citrus are invigorating and energizing, and are the main feature of this scrub. This non-edible scrub, similar to the rose body scrub preceding it, is for external use only. Instead of the baby oil, you can also use coconut (my favorite for scrubs) or almond or olive oil which are all great for the skin.
2 cups sugar
6 Tbsp baby oil
1 orange, zest only
1 lemon, zest only
Put one cup sugar in a food processor with the skin of one orange and three tablespoons oil and blitz until the consistency of damp sand. Empty in a bowl and set aside.
Repeat with the remaining sugar and oil, but this time with the lemon skin.
In a jar, alternate layers of orange scrub and lemon scrub.
Store in a jar covered and use within a couple of weeks.