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Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

Hey, hey crafty friends! Are you excited about Mother’s Day this weekend? If you’re looking for a last minute gift idea I have one more to share with you today. You might have already noticed that I love homemade scrubs, soap, and bath salts. They’re really easy to make and cost a fraction of what you can buy them for at the store, plus they make great handmade gifts. This lemon sugar scrub recipe is one of my favorites! It’s made with coconut oil, fresh lemon zest, and lemon essential oil. Trust me when I say this lemon sugar scrub smells delightful!

DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub

Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe


1/2 cup Organic Coconut Oil

1 1/2 – 2 1/2 cups Sugar

2-3 tbsp. lemon zest

8-10 drops lemon essential oil

Step one: In a glass bowl melt coconut oil for 30 seconds or until it becomes liquid.

Step two: Mix lemon essential oil and lemon zest with the melted coconut oil.

Step three: Add in sugar and mix until well combined. When making sugar scrub I recommend starting with 1 1/2 cups of sugar and adding 1/2 cup until you reach the consistency you enjoy the best. I prefer a coarser scrub with not as much oil so 2 1/2 cups of sugar is perfect for me.

The coconut oil and lemon infused scent makes this sugar scrub smell amazing. It’s the perfect sugar scrub for Summer; use it on your hands, feet, or whole body for silky smooth skin.

Here are a few more ideas that would make lovely Mother’s Day gifts and you can make in a cinch!

Homemade Lemon Soap

Mother's Day gift ideas and homemade soap tutorial

Citrus Bath Salts

homemade citrus scented bath salts

Honey Brown Sugar Scrub

Homemade Brown Sugar Scrub recipe

homemade lemon sugar scrub

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  1. You have such great ideas! I’m so glad I discovered your blog. Thanks!

  2. Wonderful idea.. thanks for sharing :D

  3. I just made a sugar scrub for all the mothers this year and it was a big hit. I would love it if you linked this up to my blog hop since our readers would love seeing this. Thanks so much!

  4. This looks so refreshing! Would love to have you link up to my party and follow along! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2013/05/get-social-sunday.html

  5. I love your scrub recipes, Crystal! This one sounds so refreshing! Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}.

  6. super cute, and I love lemon!!!

  7. Looks great, beautiful pictures!

  8. Ooooh, I love this. I just made some lemon rosemary hand scrub for Mother’s Day. It was sooo easy and turned out wonderful. I can’t believe how easy it is to make homemade sugar scrubs. Now, I want to make a jar for everyone!!! LOL

  9. Love, love , love anything lemon…scented or edible! Sharing
    P.S love your photography too!

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