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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..)
sallyseow3 months ago
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)  sallyseow3 months ago
No problem, its mostly for the smell so your good!!
lucyiy5 months ago
bigforkshop2 years ago
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.

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!

thammil2 years 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.
Coreenis2 years ago
Does this need to be refrigerated, used immediately, or can it stay in the bathroom for a week or so?
10Haleys (author)  Coreenis2 years 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)  jessyratfink2 years ago
yea, you should try it... the lemon makes it smell good :)