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Easy Lemon Sugar Scrub

This deliciously lemony and amazingly moisturizing scrub is a dream to use and the perfect handmade gift!
Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 4 jars


  • Mason jars


  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 40 drops lemon essential oil


  • Place 1 cup of coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and melt for about 45 seconds. Coconut oil will be solid below 76°F. 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.
  • 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.
  • Spoon the scrub into your mason jar, then seal.
  • For gifting, wrap your jar in a cellophane bag and attach a wooden spoon (for scooping) with twine. Add a tag to this perfectly giftable treat, and you're done!


We 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.