Sugar scrubs are a great item in self care and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to buy a fancy version from a speciality store. DIY sugar scrub is easy to make and cost pennies!
Yes, those fancy versions are so expensive, yet make you feel so good. I’m here to tell you that homemade sugar scrub is just as good as the expensive versions and you can never run out since it’s so easy to make!
What is Sugar Scrub For?
Sugar scrubs are used for gentle exfoliation. Some people like to use them on their face as a face exfoliant, while others use sugar scrubs on their arms and legs. I love a good sugar scrub on my feet.
Sugar Scrub Ingredients
You’ll need just a few items to make sugar scrub:
- Coconut oil
- White sugar
- Lemon extract
- Lemon zest
- Lemon essential oil
- Yellow food coloring
How To Make Sugar Scrub
Now it’s time to learn how to make sugar scrub. This sugar scrub recipe is easy and only takes a few minutes to complete. You kitchen is going to smell so fresh and clean!
Pour the sugar in a bowl.
Melt the coconut oil and add with the sugar.
One at a time, add the lemon extract, lemon essential oil, food coloring and lemon zest.
Stir after each addition.
It should be looking like sugar scrub at this point.
And, it should start to smell great too1
Grate one lemon to get the zest right into the sugar scrub. This adds a great element that makes this sugar scrub recipe stand out.
Stir in the lemon zest.
Finally, add the yellow food coloring. This is completely optional. You can leave it white and the lemon zest will peak through.
I love the presentation of this lemon sugar scrub. It make a teacher gift or Christmas gift idea.
Make a big batch and put them in little mason jars. Tie with yellow ribbons.
Be sure to keep one for yourself.
You’re going to love this sugar scrub.
Sugar Scrub Variations
You can easily change this sugar scrub recipe to make different scents. Adding lavender essential oil along with the lemon zest will make an incredible lavender lemon sugar scrub.
You may wonder what type of sugar can be used for sugar scrubs? Typically white sugar is used, but you can also try brown sugar, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Pumpkin spice can be added for a great fall scent.
And peppermint is perfect for Christmas. See our peppermint sugar scrub here.
Sugar Scrub Recipe
- 1/2 cup ½ C. Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp Lemon Extract
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- 5-10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 2-4 drops yellow food coloring
- Place the coconut oil in microwave until melted.
- In a large bowl, add white sugar and coconut oil.
- Mix together until a thick paste is formed.
- One at a time, add the lemon extract, lemon essential oil, food coloring and lemon zest.
- Stir until mixture is well blended and fluffy.
- Store in an air-tight glass jar in the refrigerator until ready to use.
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