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I love essential oils. I’ve become obsessed with experimenting and seeing which ones work best for my family and our different needs. I started by trying various oils in my diffuser and then I began experimenting with recipes. One thing led to another and soon I discovered a favorite product – Wild Orange Sugar Scrub.
I love butternut squash. I swear this is related. Just hang in there with me for a minute. I love butternut squash but anyone who has ever cut up a raw butternut squash can tell you it is painful on your hands. The butternut squash has a natural defense mechanism. When a squash is cut it will ooze a little substance out which is used to protect the rest of the squash from going bad. Ideally if the squash is fully aged it shouldn’t happen as much but it almost always happens to me. As I’m cutting up the squash my hands become dry, sticky and look as if they have been dipped in acid and start to peel. Normal soap and water does NOT remove the substance from your hand. Some might wander why in the heck would a person continue to eat butternut squash? It is so yummy! It has a rich nutty flavor and a hardy filling texture. I use it to replace white potato in almost recipe I use. Lentil soup – great addition. Beef stew – awesome replacement for potato. I wasn’t giving up my squash but I need a solution and I discovered one.
Last Fall I had to chop up several butternut squashes for my daughter’s Thanksgiving dinner at school. So did one of my best friend’s for her son. The night I was cutting it up we were texting back and forth about how our hands were dying a slow painful death. I decided to mix up a quick sugar scrub with Wild Orange.
Wild Orange Sugar Scrub
1 cup of sugar (I like
1/3 cup of coconut oil or sweet almond oil (I use coconut oil since I keep large tubs of it around.)
15-20 drops of Simply Aroma Wild Orange Essential Oil
Rub on your hands or body with light pressure letting the sugar do the scrubbing work. Then rinse. Store in a cool dark place.
I threw this recipe together and did two cleanings of my hands with it. I was butternut squash defense free!!! My poor friend was still suffering so I put half the recipe together in a jar and dropped it on her porch in the morning. Soon she was suffering free as well.
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Several of my fellow bloggers and essential oil fans have gotten together to share our favorite essential oil uses and to provide a Flash Giveaway! You can win a 10mL of Peel, the Simply Aroma Citrus Blend, and a bottle of coconut oil. Peel includes Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Wild Orange, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Vanilla Bean. I bet it would be an excellent substitute for Wild Orange in my sugar scrub.
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