Thursday, April 3, 2014

DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub

Lately, I've been feeling like my skin needs a little rejuvenating!  (Let's be honest, I'm 3 weeks postpartum--my whole body/mind/soul needs rejuvenating!)  Making a sugar scrub has been on my to-do list for months actually, and I'm finally getting around to it!  I don't really know why it's taken me so long to get done, it literally takes 5 minutes to whip up!  I think I always forget about it until I'm in the shower or rushing to get ready and am not able to do it in that moment. Anyway, enough about me and my reasons for procrastinating . . . The reason I chose to make a lemon scrub is because the scent is so refreshing!  And when mixed with sugar and coconut oil, it seriously smells like lemon cream pies and I just can't get enough of it!  Want to make your own rejuvenating lemon sugar scrub???  Here's what you'll need:

- A glass jar/container that can be sealed shut
- 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil (you can get some here, or you can use lemon juice)

If needed, melt your coconut oil first so that it's in liquid form.  Mix the coconut oil and sugar together.  If it's still too wet, add more sugar until the consistency is thick and not too oily.  Next, add one drop of lemon oil at a time to the mixture until the scent is as strong as you'd like it.  Store in an air tight container and start pampering yourself!

* Adding to my post about lemon oil, this is another great way to use lemon oil on a daily basis!
** Lemon oil is a great astringent and it also helps to brighten skin.  It also aids in circulation and the aroma can help to lift your mood.

PRECAUTION: Lemon oil is photosensitive, meaning it can react to sunlight or UV rays.  When using lemon oil on the skin, wait a few hours before exposing skin to UV rays.

After exfoliating my hands with this just once today, I can't stop smelling them and marveling at how soft they feel!  I also used it on my lips to exfoliate them and they are feeling super soft.  And I may or may not have tasted the scrub while rubbing it on my lips . . . YUM.  I'll seriously have to use self-control to not just lick it off completely every time I use it!

And, if you're looking for a sugar scrub that will help you relax, calm your mood, and even help you to sleep better, try this same recipe, but use Lavender Oil instead of Lemon Oil!  Or, try Peppermint Oil for a great pick-me-up and to help soothe achy muscles!  You can get Lavender or Peppermint Oil here.


  1. Looks so refreshing, I'll have to give this a try. At almost 30 weeks pregnant I've been trying to give my skin a little extra love, too. Luckily I already have some lemon essential oil on hand, yay! ~ Erika @ Yay for Handmade!

  2. This is so perfect for Spring and Summer. Wanted to let you know I'm featuring you when my link party opens up tonight.

  3. I'm totally making this! Lemon oil is my favorite and I love that you admit to tasting and wanting to eat the scrub!