I went to bed at 8:30pm last night because I wasn't feeling well (shown HERE) so thank goodness for my amazing Contributors to come through in a crunch! Adrienne from Chic California (our new DIY and Decor contributor) is teaching us how to make easy, delicious, and natural lemon sugar scrub! Take it away, Adrienne!
Thanks Jordan! Have you started using Coconut Oil Yet? If not you have to jump on the Coconut Oil bandwagon. It's so good for your body, inside and out. So when Jordan asked me to share a quick, easy and inexpensive DIY project I knew I had to share some DIY Lemon and Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub. I keep one near my kitchen sink to banish stinky hands from chopping onions or garlic and I keep a stash to give as gifts to my family and friends. It's super moisturizing and it smells so lemony fresh…and is SO easy to make!
Here's What You Need…
- Coconut Oil: I used Trader Joe's Organic Coconut Oil but any brand is ok.
- Lemon Essential Oil (Jordan's note: I finally found AFFORDABLE essential oils! And yes they are therapeutic-grade. Glory alleluia!)
- 4 oz. Mason Jars
If you plan to gift wrap your scrub you will also need:
- Cellophane Bags from Michael's
- Wooden Spoons: I ordered mine from Amazon.
- Twine or Baker's Twine
- Gift Tags
This recipe will fill 4 jars.
Here's How You Do It…
Place 1 cup of coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and melt for about 45 seconds. Coconut Oil will be solid below 76 degrees. If you live in a warmer climate your Coconut Oil may already be liquid in the jar so you don't need to heat it up.
Measure 2 cups of sugar into a bowl and slowly add your melted coconut oil. Mix until your sugar and coconut oil are combined. Your mixture should be more sugary than oily.
Next add about 40-50 drops of Lemon Essential Oil. I love using Lemon Oil because it is antibacterial and antifungal so it's perfect for the kitchen. And it just smells so good! But if lemon is not your thing you can supplement any other citrus oil or even lavender.
Spoon your scrub into your mason jar and seal lid.
For gifts, I like to wrap mine in a cellophane bag and attach a wooden spoon to use as a scoop with twine.
Just add a tag for a perfectly giftable, deliciously lemony, and amazingly moisturizing scrub. You are going to fall in love with this scrub!
Anyone else DYING over this? Thanks for sharing, Adrienne! (and for coming through in a pinch. Love ya!)