This post contains affiliate links and/or images. Can you believe spring has already sprung on us? Caitlin and I were so happy to ditch our winter clothes and get our warm weather clothes out of storage.
Because you definitely show more skin in the warmer months, you need to get your skin ready. That means you need to exfoliate and hydrate! My DIY Essential Oil Lemon Sugar Body Scrub is perfect!
I love to keep sugar scrubs handy in our bathroom. I make it a point to exfoliate my skin at least once a week. My recipe for my DIY Essential Oil Lemon Sugar Body Scrub is effective without being too harsh on the skin.
Most people have issues with exfoliating because they find it too abrasive. My scrub is gentle but still removes those dead skin cells.
Here is a short video slideshow to show you how easy it is to make!
Did you know that lemon essential oil has considerable antibacterial properties? That’s what makes this DIY Essential Oil Lemon Sugar Body Scrub such a great cleanser.
Should I also mention how fantastic it smells? I can’t wait for you to try it! You are going to love this recipe!
What you will need to make your DIY Essential Oil Lemon Sugar Body Scrub:
- ½ C. Coconut Oil
- ½ C. White Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Essential Extract
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- 5-10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 2-4 drops yellow food coloring
- Small air tight container
Step 1: In a medium size bowl, add your white sugar.
Step 2: Place the coconut oil in microwave until melted. Add coconut oil to the sugar. Mix together until a thick paste is formed.
Step 3: Add the lemon extract.
Step 4: Add lemon essential oil.
Step 5: Add food coloring.
Step 6: Add lemon zest. Stir until mixture is well blended and fluffy. Store in an air-tight glass jar in the refrigerator until ready to use.
You will thank me after you make this DIY Essential Oil Lemon Sugar Body Scrub recipe! It is so easy and cheap and much better than what the stores in the mall offer!
I hate paying top dollar for a beauty product, only to get home and it is not all it was cracked up to be! With this Sugar Body Scrub recipe, you get a fun DIY recipe that will last for months and make your skin look, feel and smell amazing!
Did you love the cute top on my DIY Essential Oil Lemon Sugar Body Scrub jars? You can download your FREE Printable HERE. Use them on 2″ labels. I go to avery.com/templates and print them there. Super easy!
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Rust saysApril 3, 2018 at 4:50 pm
I love using these, especially in the summer months, and the lemon smell is nice! Your printables for the top are great!
mycraftingworld saysApril 4, 2018 at 7:17 am
This is perfect for end of year gift for the girls’ teachers. They will love it. Thank you for the recipe.
Kristy Wolfgang saysApril 4, 2018 at 4:02 pm
I really love bath and body products. My current fav to use is bath bombs. They are just to much fun! This lemon essential oil body scrub also sounds good and is one of my hubby favorite scents.
Sarah L saysApril 4, 2018 at 10:49 pm
I like to make scrubs for presents since they are easy and always appreciated. I like this lemon one.
Amy D saysApril 5, 2018 at 9:35 am
Wow! I didn’t realize how easy it was to make a homeade scrub, and so much cheaper than store-bought. I don’t have lemon essential oil, so I will try this with my grapefruit essential oil.
Shakeia Rieux saysApril 5, 2018 at 4:47 pm
I would love to try this body scrub. I don’t have the ingredients but I will go out and get it to make this.
Shannon saysApril 5, 2018 at 6:15 pm
I bet it smells amazing! I can’t wait to try this. It just so happens that I have all the ingredients needed. Yeah!!!
Cami Valenzuela saysApril 5, 2018 at 6:51 pm
This sounds perfect. I love using essential oils. So versatile. Thanks will need to try them.
Sandra Watts saysApril 5, 2018 at 7:33 pm
I love homemade products. This would be a great gift.
kate g saysApril 6, 2018 at 2:16 am
I like having my own ‘spa’ at home to pamper myself and this scrub looks like a good addition. It’s nice that it’s easy and doesn’t have too many ingredients, Some of the homemade recipes I’ve seen for scrubs are an all day affair and that boots them right off my to-do list. Since this one is easy and not expensive to make I’ll make some batches up for the women in the family too just for a treat…it will be a nice little surprise..
Starla saysApril 7, 2018 at 2:01 pm
Kelly, this looks and sounds so awesome. I used to use an exfoliator that BBW used to make for the body and now it’s discontinued. I used it for my body and face. I find it often hard to find a good exfoliator for the face so I will definitely try it out. Your photos are so helpful!
Lauryn R saysApril 9, 2018 at 4:52 pm
Oh wow, I am definitely going to bookmark this for later! I love the smell of lemons, and I have always wanted to try making my own sugar scrubs. 🙂 They are my favorite! Thank you so much for sharing this!
Sarah L saysApril 10, 2018 at 7:58 pm
This would be good to use in the mornings. The lemon would wake me up.
Sarah L saysApril 18, 2018 at 9:49 pm
I’m sitting here eating a lemon cake with lemon frosting. Lemon is a good pick-me-up.
Em Mahr saysApril 19, 2018 at 9:14 am
Anything that smells like lemon, I’m all about it! I love that this looks easy to make and fairly inexpensive.
Moe saysApril 19, 2018 at 5:24 pm
I make sugar scrub all the time. It’s great if you add Vitamin E oil as well.
Dana Rodriguez saysApril 20, 2018 at 11:35 am
I have never made a sugar scrub but this looks easy and I bet the scent is nice. Thanks for the tutorial!