Sometimes what your skin needs is a zesty lemon sugar scrub to bring it back to life.
This year, I thought I’d spend some time adding some sugar scrub ideas I’d had on the back burner forever! It wasn’t until I got over myself and picked up the camera that I was able to take better pictures.
And this meant I finally felt confident enough to share my homemade sugar scrub recipes with my own twist.
This Lemon Sugar Scrub Smells Amazing
I feel like I really had to highlight that because it’s so true! And it was something I wasn’t really expecting.
But once you make your homemade lemon sugar scrub and you catch a whiff of what it smells like, well, you might just fall in love.
The smell is oh so natural and wholesome, you’ll be tempted to eat it.
While you could eat it I wouldn’t recommend it.
Especially if you make your sugar scrub with essential oils (there’s always room for experimenting with your own recipes at home).
If you eat it it won’t be fatal or anything like that, you’ll just get a mouthful of sugar you might not need.
How to make a lemon sugar scrub for your face or lips
I’ve included the full recipe below so you can skip straight to it if you want.
Her I just go into a little bit of detail on how it’s put together. The great thing about these homemade sugar scrubs is they don’t take a long time to put together at all!
And you can double or triple the recipe if you want to make a big batch to give away as gifts. Newsflash: Sugar scrubs make amazing DIY homemade gift ideas.
How long does sugar scrub last?
I feel like this is the magic question every time you’re trying to make a sugar scrub recipe.
The short answer is: Your lemon sugar scrub lasts about a week in the fridge.
The long answer for sugar scrubs in general is: It depends.
And it depends on the ingredients you put into it. Honestly, sometimes you’ll have to make your sugar scrub and then see what happens while checking it each day.
Remember to always keep your sugar scrubs (particularly your lemon sugar scrubs) in a cool dry place for best results.
This sugar scrub recipe was made with HONEY.
I know that the picture has coconut oil picture in it. And while you CAN use coconut oil, I personally didn’t really enjoy it that way.
I preferred to make it with HONEY. It makes for a better consistency and gives your skin a much smoother and supple feel.
Though you are most welcome to use coconut oil if you are a big fan. What you can do is spoon it in to your sugar bowl a little at a time until you see the right consistency.
I used my Betty Crocker grater to grate a WHOLE medium sized lemon to make sure my honey lemon sugar scrub was made with plenty of lemony sezt and had a nice color to it.
There are many benefits of lemon for your health and skin, so grating lemon zest into your sugar scrub is a good way to go.
This is what my consistency looked like once I started mixing the sugar with the lemon zest and lemon juice while laddling in a bit of honey at a time until I got to the consistency I wanted.
You might not use all the honey in your mix (the recipe calls for 2 1/2 tablespoons of it) and that’s okay.
Once you’re finished mixing your sugar scrub you can start spooning it into your container.
I found these gorgeous small saltshaker sized mason jar containers with handles that are super multipurpose. You can use them for lots of things. In this case I used it as the perfect cute container for my sugar scrub.
These containers can be found at just about any local dollar store or 99 cent store. If you can’t find them at the store and you want to order them online, here’s a link to some.
Printable Sugar Scrub Tags
Of course I couldn’t forget your printable lemon sugar scrub tags!
They’re already sized to the right proportions so all you have to do is download it, print them out on sturdy cardboard (as many copies as you need), cut them out, and thread them through your favorite tying material for your sugar scrub jar.
You can end up with something like the lemon sugar scrub I created.
The lemon sugar scrub tags come with a sugar scrub name tag, a lemon slice image for tying, and another lemon image for the top of your container if you want to go ALL out!
You’ve got yourself a lemon sugar scrub that’s just as great (if not better!) as those overpriced lemon sugar scrubs you can get at the store for a FRACTION (literally) of the price and none of the potentially harmful ingredients that can come in them.
Let me know how your sugar scrub turned out in the comments below!
Lemon Sugar Scrub
- 1 Cup Granulated sugar
- 1 Whole Lemon
- 1 Whole Lemon's lemon zest, grated
- 1 tsp. Lemon juice
- 21/2 Tbsp. Your preferred honey brand
- 2 Drops Yellow food coloring (optional)
- 1 Small Bowl for mixing
- 1 Zester
- 1 Dollar store saltshaker sized glass container with lid
- 1 25 inch. Piece of twine or colored yarn
- 1 Printable Lemon tags (included in a link above FREE)
- First you want to measure a cup of sugar and place it in your mixing bowl
- Add the lemon zest, the lemon juice
- Then add the honey, a small spoonful at a time mixing well until you reach your desired consistency
- You can add one or two drops of yellow food coloring to enhance the color. Great if you're giving your lemon sugar scrub as a gift, but totally not necessary
- Use a small spoon and spoon it into the small glass mason jar
- Print out the printable lemon sugar scrub tags, thread through with your preferred tying piece and tie it into a bow. Voila!
- Your lemon sugar scrub can last in the fridge for about a week
- Keep in a cool dry place and scoop out what you'll use each time with a clean utensil only
DIY Easy Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe