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.
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.
- 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar; divided
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (almond oil will also work)
- 1 lemon or lemon natural oils
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.
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!
Pour your new, fancy lemon sugar scrub into the jar. Voila! All done! Super simple right!?
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!
Come check out what else I’ve been up too at LPH this spring!!
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!