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DIY lemon sugar scrub

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Tis that time of the year....when you could use some exfoilation! :)
So here is an awesome scrub recipe..

You will need:
2 1/2 to 3 cups sugar
1/2 cup olive oil (can use coconut oil or almond oil)
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
 
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Step 1:

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Mix sugar and oil in a bowl - Add a bit of oil at a time, you may not need all that is called for.
Just enough to make it moist but not runny.
(Unfortunately i mixed mine in the jar and it was a little difficult :) but can be done..)

Step 2:

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Drizzle lemon juice over sugar and oil mix.
Add orange zest and pour mixture into a pint jar. In my case, it was already in the jar :)

Step 3:

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And thats it! Tie some twine around the lid for an added touch and give to your besty! :))
Enjoy ya'll!
Smells good enough to sell at a "lemonade stand" :). Try this, just a little more work, but worth it in my opinion. Before beginning, blend your sugar (dry) in your blender (make sure blender is completely clean and dry). This gives you "superfine" sugar, which feels nicer on your skin. Another extra step is that you could simmer on low, your citrus and oil, before mixing with your sugar, to get a more compete infusion of the oils, then add vitamin E capsule to your oil mixture after simmering, but before mixing with the sugar. Thanks for your "body yummy" instructable.
thammil1 year ago
You can add a capsule of Vitamin E oil. Just snip the casing or prick with needle and squeeze the Vitamin E out. Vitamin E is a natural preservative. Will definitely give a longer shelf life.
Coreenis1 year ago
Does this need to be refrigerated, used immediately, or can it stay in the bathroom for a week or so?
10Haleys (author)  Coreenis1 year ago
It'll be fine in the bathroom for a week, or longer!... You can refrigerate it if you want to..it will defiantly last for quite a while in the fridge.
I think I might do this next time - I always make sugar scrubs but have never thought to add lemon :D
10Haleys (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
yea, you should try it... the lemon makes it smell good :)
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