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Homemade Lime Tea Tree Oil Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Can I use tea tree oil in a homemade scrub?

That’s the question I asked myself when a friend gave me tea tree oil.

Then after a bit of research, I learned that tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent.

Making it an excellent ingredient for face and body scrubs.

So I added some lime zest for a citrus twist and a pretty-looking scrub.

Also, I blended the sugar to reduce the granules for those who like less coarse sugar scrubs that spread easily on the skin.

This tutorial will show you how to make homemade tea tree oil sugar scrub.

Remember to scroll to the bottom of the page for a copy of the DIY tea tree oil sugar scrub recipe.

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Let’s begin.

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How do you make a sugar scrub with tea tree oil and Lime?

First, gather your tools.

Tools

Then measure your ingredients.

I’ve divided the tea tree oil sugar scrub recipe into half if you prefer to make less than 1 cup.

Ingredients

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Let’s make the homemade tea tree oil sugar scrub.

Directions

  • Add one cup of sugar into a bowl, and grate the lemon zest on the sugar.
  • Next, throw the sugar and lime zest into a blender and blend until both ingredients combine.
  • Blending the sugar and lime zest reduces the size of the granules and colors the scrub mint green.
  • Pour the sugar lime mix into a bowl, add the coconut oil, followed by ten drops of tea tree oil.
  • Mix until the ingredients are well-incorporated.
  • Spoon the tea tree oil scrub into a mason jar.
  • Grate some more lime zest on it for garnishing.
  • Your lime tea tree oil sugar scrub is ready.

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How to store your tea tree oil sugar scrub

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Store the tea tree oil sugar scrub in a mason jar with a tight lid.

This homemade sugar exfoliant will last for weeks on your countertop.

But after a few days, the lime zest may turn brown.

So if you think 1 cup of sugar might be too much to use in one day, cut the recipe in half.

I usually use 1/2 cup of sugar scrub, so it should be enough for you.

See the ingredients list.

Steps to follow before you exfoliate with a DIY sugar scrub

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  • First, put some tea tree oil sugar scrub in a bowl you can use in the shower.
  • Then save the rest for later.
  • Scooping out the amount of product you need keeps the tea tree oil sugar scrub from moisture.
  • So always remember not to put your wet hands in homemade skincare products.
  • Water can contaminate your product or cause sugar scrubs to melt and become candy-like.
  • Follow the steps below to exfoliate your skin with the DIY tea tree oil body scrub.

How to use tea tree oil sugar scrub

  • After a shower, dry your skin with a towel, but leave it damp.
  • Next, take some sugar scrub and exfoliate your whole body gently.
  • I usually start from my neck and shoulders before moving to my underarms, back, etc.
  • After exfoliating your whole body, wait about 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing.
  • Coconut oil will make your tub or shower floor slippery; please be careful.
  • Step out of the shower and onto a shower rug carefully.
  • Put on some flip-flops so you can walk without slipping.
  • You don’t have to dry your body with a towel.
  • Instead, let the water dry on your body.
  • Then apply a light moisturizer to keep your skin moisturized.
  • Get dressed and go about your day.

Benefits of using tea tree oil on the skin

  • Tea tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents to protect the skin from bacteria and relieve inflammation.
  • It also helps unclog skin pores and remove dead skin when used in homemade scrubs.
  • Tea tree oil also helps treat acne and many other skin infections.
  • But tea tree oil shouldn’t be consumed orally.

Read more about tea tree oil.

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Homemade Lime Tea Tree Oil Sugar Scrub Recipe

Yield: 1 portion
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Under $5

How to make tea tree oil sugar scrub DIY

Materials

  • 1/2 or 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/8 or 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil
  • 10 t0 12 drops tea tree oil
  • Lime zest

Tools

  • Blender
  • Grater
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • Small mason jar

Instructions

  1. Add one cup of sugar into a bowl, and grate the lemon zest on the sugar.
  2. Next, throw the sugar and lime zest into a blender and blend until both ingredients combine.
  3. Blending the sugar and lime zest reduces the size of the granules and colors the scrub mint green.
  4. Pour the sugar lime mix into a bowl, add the coconut oil, followed by ten drops of tea tree oil.
  5. Mix until the ingredients are well-incorporated.
  6. Spoon the tea tree oil scrub into a mason jar.
  7. Grate some more lime zest on it for garnishing.
  8. Your homemade tea tree oil sugar scrub is ready.

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    Conclusion on how to make a tea tree oil sugar scrub DIY

    Boom! That’s a simple DIY sugar scrub recipe with tea tree oil.

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