As much as I love my December issue of Bon Appétit with all its glossy pages filled with drool-worthy holiday treats, the last thing I really need is more sugar – now, or anytime, for that matter. It’s everywhere I turn these days. The break room at work is filled with boxes of chocolates. There’s a bag of homemade caramel corn that we found hanging on our front door courtesy of the neighbors. Frosted and powdered cookies in little cellophane bags and boxes clutter the kitchen counter thanks to deliveries from several friends.

To put it mildly, I’m a little sugared out.

While my taste buds recover from overstimulation, it’s time to focus on some other senses.  Last year I made peppermint sugar scrubs (ack! more sugar!) but this year I went for a Citrus Bliss salt scrub. Citrus Bliss is a oil blend from doTerra that is a combination of all the citrus heavy hitters – wild orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, tangerine, and clementine – with a hint of vanilla and bergamot. Its touted benefits include that it:

• Cleanses and purifies the air
• Helps reduce stress and uplifts mood
• Positively affects mood with energizing and refreshing properties

This Citrus Bliss salt scrub is super easy to make and is an affordable way to have a little something special for coworkers, neighbors and friends – not to mention yourself. Plus, mixing up a batch makes the house smell fantastic. It’s a delicious (and sugar free) way to not only kick off a new day, but a new year. Cheers!

Citrus Bliss Salt Scrub
Serves: 4½ pint jars
  • 4 cups salt
  • ⅔ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ tsp Citrus Bliss essential oil
  1. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
  2. Divide amongst containers and embellish with ribbons and tags if desired.