Apr
5

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Happy spring, fellow I Heart Nap Time lovers! Talitha from Love, Pomegranate House here! I’m thrilled to be back with you this month sharing another amazing and simple DIY gift idea! I know that mother’s day is still a little ways away but it never hurts to think about these things early. Am I right!? This wonderful Lemon Sugar Scrub is great not just for the mothers in your life, but also works great as a gift for your kiddo’s teacher or even as a little pampering gift to yourself.

Lemon Sugar Scrub

By the time spring rolls around, my hands and feet are always incredibly dry from the cold winter months. This sugar scrub will help combat that! Plus it only takes about 10 minutes to make! And I swear that it is just as luxurious, if not more so, than the expensive scrubs you find in the store.

Supplies:

  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar; divided
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (almond oil will also work)
  • 1 lemon or lemon natural oils

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Put sugar in a large bowl. Set aside. Measure out 1/4 cup of coconut oil and place it in a microwave safe bowl. Heat coconut oil in the microwave for about 30 seconds, or until the oil is melted. Pour oil over sugar and mix to combine.

Using a zester or small grater, zest the rind of 1 lemon. Then, cut zested lemon in half and, using a juicer, juice the lemon. Remove any seeds from lemon juice. Add lemon juice and zest to the sugar mixture and stir to combine.

If sugar scrub is still too “wet”, add up to 1/2 cup more sugar until desired consistency is reached.

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Then grab a little jar of some sort. I always have a few mason jars on hand. I whipped up a few labels and printed them off on label paper and cut them out. And since I’m so nice, I wanted to make them available to you too!

Free download

You can download the round one here and the rectangular one here.

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Pour your new, fancy lemon sugar scrub into the jar. Voila! All done! Super simple right!?

Lemon Sugar Scrub

And, of course, you have to be a good gift giver and test it out before you give it away, right?? Just take about 1 teaspoon in your hand and scrub away! When you are done scrubbing, rinse thoroughly. The lemon gives off a wonderfully clean scent, the coconut oil helps to moisturize your skin, and the sugar helps to exfoliate!

This is a great gift for all those special women in your life. Or even as a gift to yourself! So go ahead, treat yourself! Make up 2 batches!

 

Lemon Sugar Scrub

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Come check out what else I’ve been up too at LPH this spring!!

 

Talitha from Love Pomegranate House

I’m Talitha from Love, Pomegranate House! I’m a Pinterest addict, bargain hunter, and a thrift store stalker. But most of all, I’m a DIY junkie. I love finding something I must have and creating it my way with my own flair. And even more, I love doing it for cheap. And by cheap I mean free… or as close to it as I can get. You’ll normally find me blogging about my adventures in DIY-ing, crafting, and making up delicious recipes for my hubby! Stop by and visit me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter!

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36 Responses to “Lemon Sugar Scrub”

  1. Vicki Bensinger

    This sounds so simple. I’ve never tried them with sugar in fact I thought they were only made with salt. I could use this myself. Great idea and love the labels. Thanks for sharing those.

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  2. Sara

    Love this idea!! A definite must-try … Just have to pick up some almond or coconut oil next time I’m out!!

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  3. gina

    I love making these as gifts – I always add lemon essential oil also as the lemon alone doesnt make it smell enough

    Thanks for the labels!

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  4. Brittany

    This looks fantastic and I think it will make a GREAT gift for my mom this Mother’s Day! One quick question: is there any special way to store this or is it okay just being stored in the bathroom?

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  5. Jill

    This looks amazing, will definitely be making this, just need to get some cute jars to present it in.

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  6. Linda

    I made this over the weekend and it is excellent – your skin feels like you have been at a spa! I used the Almond Oil but next time will try the Coconut Oil to see if there is a difference. Great idea for hostess gift/teachers, etc.

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  7. Karen

    This sounds so wonderful. Does anyone know how to store it and how long it will keep for? Thx for any information :)

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  8. Lori

    These are definitely going on my Christmas to-make list (I know it’s early but I am planning early this year!). I think it would be fun to make with different citrus scents and give it as a gift set (lemon, orange, grapefruit). How long with this keep with the fresh juice in it? I am wondering if it would just be better to use essential oil instead of fresh juice and I can make it up awhile before hand.

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  9. Nancy Frydrych

    Does anyone know how long this stays good for? What I mean is, is there a shelf life before the lemon becomes rancid or anything or will it last a while? Just debating about making for Christmas gifts but don’t want to make them too far ahead.

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  10. Kathy Linthacum

    sorry – new to this internet reply instructions! Can’t wait to try this – would do it tonight but I do not have coconut oil in the house – I do have a fertile lemon tree outside so I AM ON MY WAY! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  11. Carrie

    My mom and I are making this for my sisters shower as her favors. I am sure it will be a huge hit! Thanks for the instructions!

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  12. Shari

    I just made a batch for a friend for her birthday. We have had such a harsh winter here in Michigan, she’s really going to enjoy this. I took your advise and sampled it on my own hands, its WONDERFUL! Thank you!

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  13. dolores

    I do not believe the questions were answered in regards to expiration date and storage . Will it make a difference if you use essential oil vs. fresh lemon ?

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    • Susan

      I have not tried it, but I used essential oils as an additive to organic lotion along with either almond or apricot oils and there is no expiration date. I have read that fresh ingredients without a preservative have a shelf life of about 2 weeks if kept in the frig. I drink fresh lemonade every day and even with distilled water and diluted it will get bacteria if left out overnight. I day is good to stay unrefrigerated. Just my opinion. Use the lemon oil sparingly, start low and work up, it is a stingy in large quantities. Start with about 6 drops and work up.

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    • Jamielyn

      Hi Dolores! This scrub is best if used within 30 days. There shouldn’t be too much of a difference! The essential oil is probably healthier for your skin too! :)

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  14. Stephanie

    Wow!! This looks so simple and amazing at the same time!!!!! Love the labels as well!! I can’t wait to try this out!! :)

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  15. Jasmine

    I’m in the middle of making this and I’m having to add a lot more than 1/4 cup of coconut oil to the sugar to get it to the right consistency. I noticed you’d listed the sugar as 2 1/2 cups, divided but then didn’t see how to divide it in the instructions. Was I supposed to add a little sugar at a time to the oil or…?

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    • Jamielyn

      I haven’t tried lavender in a sugar scrub, but I’m sure it will work just great! Let us know if you try it! :)

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