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Inside: Who doesn’t love a good sugar scrub? Did you know making your own sugar scrubs saves you money? Learn how to make the easiest and zestiest lemon sugar scrub that will ever touch your body.
Are you slightly obsessed with sugar scrubs? Has buying them caused havoc on your wallet? Have you ever dropped close to $200 a month on Etsy buying fancy sugar scrubs? Come on. I can’t be the only one out there with a serious sugar scrub addiction.
I’ll be the first to admit I HAD a problem. I knew I had to do something about it and since there are no sugar scrubs anonymous (that I know of) I had to curb my obsession.
Sometime last year, when I opened up my last Esty delivery my honey said to me, “Why don’t you save yourself some money and make them yourself?” followed by, “You already make your own stuff for facials, this can’t be much different”.
Don’t you just hate it when your honey is always right?
It was as if I got whacked in the head with a lightning bolt. How could I be so dumb I never even considered making it myself?
After kicking myself for what seemed like days but was probably more like 10 minutes, I got to work making sugar scrubs.
The best thing about this lemon sugar scrub
Aside from being totally eatable, it’s so easy and it really leaves your skin shining and feeling alive.
You can make several batches to store for later or to give for gifts. This lemon sugar scrub should remain fresh for up to 8 months just as long as it’s stored in a cool dry place – meaning unless you plan to go through it quickly, don’t leave it in the shower.
Of course, it won’t last unless 8 months if you get hungry and eat it.
- 1 Lemon
- 1/4 Coconut Oil (solid)
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- Food processor
- Small glass jar with lid
- Lemon zester
- Measuring cup
- In a food processor, mix together the juice from 1/2 a fresh lemon, lemon zest, sugar, and the solid coconut oil until it's thoroughly combined.
- Transfer all ingredients to a glass jar with a lid.
- Store is a cool dry place.
Since this is also editable, you can use your existing food processor. If you don't have a food processor, you can combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.
Of course, you can substitute the coconut oil with your favorite oil, if you don’t have coconut oil on hand. If you use any other oil and the mixture seems a little too wet, just add more sugar.
Is this lemon sugar scrub suitable as a facial scrub?
Unless you plan to be very careful, I wouldn’t recommend you using this lemon sugar scrub on your face due to the acidic levels in the lemon, and the slight chance you may get it in your eyes.
Also, the granules in the sugar may be too coarse for the delicate skin on your face.
Do you have plans on making this lemon sugar scrub? Share with a comment.