Friday, May 4, 2012

Lemon Sugar Scrub

A friend's daughter made a sugar scrub and I loved it so much, but ran out after using it daily.  I've used salt scrubs in the past, but sometimes the salt actually burns.  Sugar scrubs are much more user-friendly!  I use this on my hands and on the heels of my feet.  My cuticles actually look better.  Here's a recipe, if you'd like to give it a try or give as a gift.  Any Mom, teacher or friend would surely love this.

2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup Extra-Virgin olive oil or safflower oil
 (I used 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/2 c. EVOO)
lemon extract, desired amount
the zest of a lemon

Mix all together and put in jars to give as gifts.

I am sharing this with:
On the Menu Monday
Mix It Up Monday!
Your Cozy Home Party
The Bunny Hop
Full Plate Thursday
Thriving on Thursdays
Weekend Potluck
Foodie Friday
Seasonal Sundays


  1. AWESOME!!

    Great idea, thank you so much!

  2. Is that all it really is? I am soooo glad you shared this. I love sugar scrubs and they are oh so expensive. I am going to Pin this and save it. What a great gift - oh wow, for Mother's Day! PERFECT

  3. Great idea! It will be great to have you join in on Sunday.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. This really does sound great and easy to make! I love lemon scents and the coconut oil would give it a little something extra, too! Thanks!

  5. Sounds wonderful and I'll bet it smells great:@)

  6. I always buy sugar scrubs and they are pricy. Thanks for an easy cost effective recipe. Sounds wonderful. Visiting from gluten Free A-Z blog.

  7. Never used obe, although I have seen recipes before and thought of using one. This one sounds lovely! I love lemon! Maybe I will try it this time.

  8. Thank you so much for this wonderful 'recipe'.
    Lemon is so refreshing!

    White Spray Paint

  9. That sounds awesome - and I have everything on hand. Guess what I'l be doing today? =) Thanks for sharing - I love these DIY recipes!

  10. After spending a day in the garden without gloves, I'm going to make myself a jar of this hand pampering scrub. Thanks~

  11. Sounds wonderful, I'll be trying this for my "gardening hands". Also would be a nice gift!

  12. i love this scrub..i will try this next time..thank you for sharing :)

  13. Hi Kitty, wanted to stop by and see your blog after you came to mine! Thanks for commenting and for visiting Quirky Vistas. Hope you'll stop by again sometime. I'll be making Hot Fudge there today! I'll have to look around and see what's cooking. This sugar scrub looks like a great idea and easy to make. Thanks for sharing it!


  14. Kitty, I'm back to report that I made this scrub this morning, and both my husband and I love it! Made it without the lemon extract because I didn't have any, and just used the zest. I'm also going to add some dried lavender to a small amount and see how I like it :-) I just filled two jars for my sisters, and I'll be giving one to my mom for Mother's Day. I am your newest follower!

  15. Hi...this sounds so easy to make! This is my first visit and I read your profile at the top of the page - I still have my very first cookbook that I rec'd as a young child...just can't part with it! Off to read more on your blog!

  16. I can smell the lemons from here! What a great gift idea for Mother's Day! Kitty, you have the best posts!

  17. this sounds so completely amazing!! I would love to make this and give it away for fun gifts - lemon is heavenly!

  18. Kitty~ I'm amazed your sugar scrub comes together so easily! I ran out of one I got for a gift that is an indulgence since it's so pricey! What a great Mom's Day idea! Thanks for the timely post and inspiration :)

  19. Kitty, this looks wonderful. I'm pinning this for future use! Thank you so much!

  20. I didn't know it was so easy to make sugar scrub at home, so thanks for this easy craft idea that would be perfect for Mother's Day. Thanks for linking up to my party!

  21. Hi Kitty,
    What a great gift, I just love giving and receiving gifts like this. Hope you have a Very Special Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  22. Sounds wonderful kitty.

  23. that sounds wonderful! I bet it smells like heaven :)


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