DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub

Last updated 11/24/2020 | |

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This fragrant, homemade sugar scrub gently exfoliates while it moisturizes your skin. It's all natural and costs pennies to make with pantry ingredients.

glass jar with lemon sugar scrub with lemon in background

We were zipping through Target the other day, and Little Peanut (age 8) was gushing over the stinky bath products. She loves their bright colors and yummy smells, but I don't like her putting lots of chemical products on her body. So when she spotted a tiny jar of sugar scrub for $15, I told her we would make our own.

She couldn't believe that we could make sugar scrub until I reminded her that we've made our own lip balm and natural Febreze, with great success.

homemade lip balm

Making our own body care products is an important part of creating our non-toxic home. The fewer toxic chemicals we have on and in our bodies, the better.

When we got home from the store, we made and tested a few different combinations. This was our favorite!

Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

Lemon Sugar Scrub Ingredients

DIY Sugar Scrub has just 3 simple ingredients, and costs about 50 cents to make.

dried lemon peel on spoon

 

Using Your Sugar Scrub

Wet your body in the tub or shower, massage a scoop of the sugar mix all over your skin, and rinse. Be careful--the oil will make it slippery! I especially like to use it to soften the rough skin on my heels and elbows.

Your Lemon Sugar Scrub will keep for at least a month on the bathroom counter. Try not to let water get in the jar when you're using it, because it won't last as long.

Sugar Scrub is a fantastic gift! Make some for Mother's Day, a bridal shower, or anytime you want to pamper yourself or a friend. Add one of these adorable gift tags or a "Handmade With Love" sticker and you're ready to go!

handmade with love sticker

glass jar with lemon sugar scrub with lemon in background

DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub

Yield: 4 oz.
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This fragrant, homemade sugar scrub gently exfoliates while it moisturizes your skin. It's all natural and costs pennies to make with pantry ingredients.

Materials

Instructions

  1. In a bowl or measuring cup, mix the sugar and lemon peel powder with a small spoon or spatula.
  2. Add avocado or coconut oil, 1 teaspoon at a time, until you've reached the texture you like.
  3. Store in a canning jar or a plastic flip-top jar.

Notes

To use: Wet your body in the shower, massage a scoop of the sugar mix all over your skin, and rinse. Be careful--the oil may make the shower slippery!

Your Lemon Sugar Scrub will keep for at least a month on the bathroom counter. Try not to let water get in the jar when you're using it, because it won't last as long.

If you don't have dried lemon peel, you can also use dried herbs/flowers, or a few drops of essential oil.

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