We all love that wonderful feeling of sugar scrub on our skin: the rough exfoliate rinsed off to reveal radiant, baby-soft skin. I remember using sugar scrub for the first time at a seafood restaurant on a vacation to Hilton Head Island when I was about 12. Then, rekindling my love of this fantastic innovation, my grandmother made her own sugar scrub this past Christmas for everybody in our family. Since then, my sister, Caitlen, decided she would try this herself. Since she has had her baby and been on maternity leave, she has really taken off and played with coloring. My sister has even sold several at some local festivals. She included some in a dark purple (my favorite color!) in a basket she gave me at my wedding shower. I have to say that it was my favorite part! The scrub not only makes my skin the softest it has ever been, but it helps even out my skin tone after each use! It makes me look and feel like I have the skin of a model. For the summer, I love using my scrub right before putting on that bathing suit or sundress, just to give my legs a little extra appeal! While Caitlen says you can make several different kinds, she says that for her busy life, the lemon scrub is the simplest and easiest. But, don’t limit yourself! If you can swing new scents, try them all! Some of the more popular are peppermint, cucumber, pumpkin, and gingerbread. Look at how to make other scents here. Below, I share my sister’s very own recipe for lemon sugar scrub. I hope you enjoy!
- 3 cups of sugar
- 1/2 a cup of coconut oil (you can use olive, but Caitlen says she prefers the coconut)
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- food coloring (optional)
How To Do It:
Place all your sugar into a bowl. Mix your oil in slowly, until your mixture is completely moist (Caitlen said she doesn’t need to use all of the oil). Mix in your lemon juice. Use food dye to color your creation according to preference. Make sure to store your finished product in a jar or sealed container. Enjoy your scrub