DIY Cacao and Citrus Body Scrub

DIY Health & Beauty Recipes
By: Brooke R. and Olga G. February 9, 2017

DIY Cacao and Citrus Body Scrub

Here is a fun way to amp up your self-care or treat that someone special this upcoming Valentine’s Day. Instead of opting for an artificially produced product, choose to nourish your skin with the best of the best!

Utilizing the power of organic ingredients and certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils, you will be sure to enjoy applying this uplifting scrub. Lather this on your body (or your partner’s) to exfoliate and smell delicious.

Cacao Scrub Ingredients


Raw Cane Sugar – 1 Cup Orange Zest – 1 Tablespoon
Raw Cacao – 1 Tablespoon Orange Essential Oil – 1 drop
Coconut Oil – ¼ Cup Lemon Essential Oil – 1 drop

Cacao Scrub Directions


  • Start with a base of raw cacao inside a mixing bowl
  • Add orange zest
  • Mix in coconut oil (Add 1 more additional teaspoon at a time if you like your scrub to be more moisturizing.)
  • Add one-two drops of essential oil (when using citrus oils, please be cautious of sun exposure for up to 12 hours after use)
  • Stir together with cane sugar
  • Place into an airtight container for storage
  • Rub a handful onto skin until sugar dissolves. Rinse under warm water and pat dry. Follow up with your favorite lotion.


  • In last week’s blog we discussed natural aphrodisiacs, make sure to review the benefits of cacao!
  • Lemon and wild orange oils are invigorating, boost energy, and uplift your mood

Cacao Orange Scrub

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Written by Republic Head Chef Olga Gavrilenko 

Photos by Brooke Rosenblum Photography