Make this simple and wonderful DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub and leave your skin fresh and glowing. Lemon is rich in antioxidants that your skin will love!
We have been making homemade sugar scrubs for some time now. They are probably one of the easiest DIY beauty item you can make for so much cheaper than store bought. So, there is no need to feel like you have to buy one at Bath & Body Works next time you are at the mall. You will get the same beautiful results making your own.
This simple recipe gives you the same results as those with unnecessary added chemicals. Now that I have my new essential oils we are excited to make even more varieties. Lemon essential oil comes in the premium starter kit too!
Lemon is one of my favorite scents. It’s so fresh and invigorating! Plus our skin LOVES it! Rich is vitamin C and citric acid, lemon will clear and brighten our skin. Vitamin C is also a great antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen production.
If you don’t have your essential oils yet, you can substitute fresh lemon juice as well. I have also substituted different oils as well. I have used sweet almond oil, apricot oil, jojoba oil and grapeseed oil and love them all!
Use the sugar scrub once or twice a week in the shower to exfoliate away dead skin cells and allow skin to breathe.
1 cup white sugar
¼ cups Coconut oil, melted ( or almond oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil)
15 drops Lemon essential oil or the juice of one lemon
1 8 oz. mason jar or (2) 4 oz mason jars
Combine the sugar and melted coconut oil. (I melted the coconut oil in a glass measuring cup in the microwave for 30 seconds)
Add the lemon essential oil or lemon juice.
Mix until blended completely.
Store in mason jars.
Use a palmful once or twice a week for smooth, glowing skin.
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Can I use fresh aloe gel instead of oil?
Although I have not tried using aloe, I don’t see why not. Our skin love it! Let us know how it turns out if you do use it.
Can I use other oils such as olive or vegetable instead of almond oil, jojoba oil, or grapeseed. I’m new at this so I don’t know.
You can! Olive oil would be more preferable than a basic vegetable oil just because your skin will like it better.:-)
What is the shelf life of the scrub and does it need to be refrigerated?
I keep mine months…or until it’s gone which is probably just a couple of months actually. If you are using the lemon essential oil, the shelf life is longer. I would say up to 6 months.
If i’m not put in the oil into scrub , it is okay ? Or i need to put it .. i just make scrub by using sugar + lemon juice only .. can i ?
Adding the oil makes the scrub moisturizing. You can certainly leave it out if you just want the exfoliating effect. 🙂
Is this safe to use on your face and are all of your essential oils safe to use topically on face and body?
Can i skip my soap if i use dis as my whole body scrub ,twice a week….???
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. I love “everything lemon” and I am big fan on all natural products. I would love to share this recipe in one of my post on my social media pages, if you don’t mind.
For those of us who are not that good making our own natural beauty products I found this cute lemon sugar scrub on: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/JoanellyBeauty/tools/listings/494254163
This is wonderful! Super easy to make and so luxurious. Smells wonderful and makes my skin soft and glowing. Thanks so much for this post!
I just popped into the kitchen and whipped this up! So easy. Everything I needed was already in there, and my hands are so, so soft!! (The only thing I’ve tested it on, as I had to try it right away I threw in about 5 mint leaves and let them steep while the coconut oil melted on the stove. The scent is subtle but a really nice addition. Thank you so much for this recipe!
I’m so glad to hear you like it! Thanks for letting me know!
Do I need to keep this in the refrigerator?
I did not refrigerate mine and it was fine 🙂
Thanks! This was really helpful ,I will try it out .I have got all ingredient in my kitchen.
I am already liking this scrub, will try it soon and share my reviews. Thanks for sharing.
How long can you store this? I would like to make some to have on hand for birthday gifts and so forth.
It lasts for several months. 🙂
Does the storage time vary if you are using fresh lemon juice as opposed to the essential oils?
When using fresh lemon juice, it should last about 2 months in a cool dry place. Essential oil lasts much longer. I usually go through mine faster than that though.:-) Hope you enjoy!
I was gifted something similar to this and I just ran out and this recipe is just what I was looking for! Thank you so much for sharing this, would you mind if I included this in a blog post about DIY skincare? Of course I will fully credit and link your website, but if not I understand! Thanks again!
Thank you so much! Absolutely you may include it in your post!
Yay I just love sugar scrubs – pinning this to add to my collection of recipes! Thanks for sharing, found you at Friday Favorites!
I love this. I am not a fan of sugar to eat so this is a perfect way to use sugar. Thanks for sharing at #LetsGetRealSocial
April J Harris
I can just imagine how gorgeous this wonderful Lemon Sugar Scrub smells! What a fantastic homemade beauty product. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop, Sherri. Shared!
I love this and have pinned both the candles and the scrub for later. Thanks so much for sharing them at Talk of the Town link party.
This sounds so luxurious! I have all the ingredients on hand already – I definitely have to try it.
You make it sound so easy to make.
Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!
Heather at Fearful to Fearless
I love sugar scrubs, especially DIY ones! I’m definitely pinning this to make later since I’m out of my current scrub. When you get time, I’d love for you to come check out my corner of the blogosphere at http://fearfultofearlessblog.com