Introduction: 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

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!


DIYlover2374 (author)2017-05-15

Will there be a difference if I use coconut oil??

AnaK14 made it! (author)2016-03-12

I have these weird dots on my legs ! Will this lemon scrub make them go away ? Does it sting eczema ?

KarenP144 (author)AnaK142016-09-23

If you want to use the sugar scrub; use something besides lemon in it. My daughter has severe eczema. You don't want that citric acid anywhere near your skin!

ReginaC15 (author)AnaK142016-03-22

You have to be really careful with your skin since you have eczema. I am a medical esthetician and I am in the process of releasing my own natural line. Exfoliation can be quite beneficial for eczema but i'm not so sure about the lemon. It might aggrivate you...I may try and find something to either mix in your scrub OR find a soothing something or other to apply to your eczema after. :) I might try and create a lavender or cucumber scrub instead.

ashleywitcherys (author)2016-05-12

In a nut shell.. if you want healthier, more beautiful skin, and enjoy the wonderful aroma of coffee.. this is for you! This is such a good idea! I might try this!

Slpritch (author)2016-01-21

Does this help with acne any? I really need something to help with acne ?

MaryS182 (author)Slpritch2016-02-06


try vitamin C sons face is as clear as can be. DIY vitamin C crystals and distilled water, a little glycerin, must be in brown bottle and kept in refrigerator...also great for fading age spots

Bugpod (author)2015-12-20

hi, this worked very well but I was wondering if you had to keep it in the fridge and if it ever expires?

tspRainy22 (author)2015-10-02

This is so cool!! I spent a long time trying to find a scrub that I could make with stuff I had at home. After I started making it I realized I didn't have any lemons or oranges. Should have looked before I started... Anyway, I substituted the oranges and lemons for vanilla and cinnamon and it smells awesome and works super well!! Thanks so much for making this!!!!!

sallyseow (author)2015-05-25

Opps i forgot to add in orange zest and use it on my body does it make a lot of difference if without orange zest?

10Haleys (author)sallyseow2015-05-25

No problem, its mostly for the smell so your good!!

lucyiy (author)2015-04-01

bigforkshop (author)2013-01-13

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.

I've just had a go at making this and I can't smell the lemon. My mixture is getting bigger because when I add more lemon juice I have to add sugar to stop it being too runny. Don't understand why I can't smell the lemon :(

You could add lemon essential oil. Just make sure you use a type that is safe to use on your skin.

suzanne.reichow (author)2014-10-10

I used solid coconut oil. I blended it with a potato masher. This kept it thick, not liquid. I also added DoTerra Lemon essential oil. Smells and feels great!

thammil (author)2013-01-03

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.

Coreenis (author)2013-01-01

Does this need to be refrigerated, used immediately, or can it stay in the bathroom for a week or so?

10Haleys (author)Coreenis2013-01-01

It'll be fine in the bathroom for a week, or longer!... You can refrigerate it if you want will defiantly last for quite a while in the fridge.

jessyratfink (author)2012-12-30

I think I might do this next time - I always make sugar scrubs but have never thought to add lemon :D

10Haleys (author)jessyratfink2012-12-31

yea, you should try it... the lemon makes it smell good :)

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