Natural Lemon Hand Scrub {Simplified Friday’s}

Natural Sugar Scrub w logo and embelishmentGood Friday Morning! Welcome to another week of Simplified Friday’s.  It’s hard to believe that this is the last Friday of February.  Around here, we still have snow laying on the ground but the promise of spring is not too far behind.  Just the other day (before the snow started to fly) I noticed that my daffodil bulbs were pushing through the ground.

But no matter where you are, I have a recipe to share today that can be enjoyed no matter the weather or time of the year. 

I love this scrub for a number of different reasons:

  • It is inexpensive to  make:  I used to buy scrubs at the store, and believe me, you can spend a fair penny on them.
  • This recipe only takes three ingredients:  More than likely you have at least two of these ingredients in your home, and the third is easy to obtain.
  • A great and simple project to make with your kids:  My girls are teenagers and love these kind of things.  It’s easy to make, takes very little time and doesn’t make a big mess (unless you spill the sugar and then maybe 🙂

My friend Heather Baker, shared this recipe with me a few weeks ago.  Thanks Heather!


The Recipe

1/2 Cup of White Sugar

2 Tablespoons – Coconut Oil

7-8 Drops Lemon Essential Oil (I get mine here)

Mix Sugar and Coconut Oil together in glass or metal bowl.  Once mixed well, add essential oil drops.  Mix well again.

Place mixture in glass jar.  (The mason jar pictured can usually be found at your local craft store)

Lemon Scrub round with logo

 This scrub is great to use on hands and/or feet.  Apply a small amount to your palm or feet and rub in gently for a few minutes.  Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel. 


Keeping It Simple,


*Note: The shelf life of the scrub should be around 1 year or more

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10 replies
    • Victoria Mininger
      Victoria Mininger says:

      KC – I’m not sure it would have the same effect as far as scent, since the essential oil is so concentrated. You most certainly make up a 1/2 batch and try the lemon juice and see what you think. If you do, let me know how it goes and what the result is. Thanks for the great question. ~Victoria

  1. Naturally Nicole
    Naturally Nicole says:

    Great post. I love body scrubs and LOVE essential oils! (I think you may have spelled Natural wrong in your first photo though) just a heads up. Not sure if it was intentional. Anyway, thanks for the great post!

  2. Victoria Mininger
    Victoria Mininger says:

    I think it is very economical Beverly. The shelf life of refined coconut oil is said to be 18-24 months, and essential oils do not expire – So I think the shelf life of the scrub is fairly long- at least a year or more.

  3. Ashley Egan
    Ashley Egan says:

    What a great idea, my daughters made a similar sugar scrub over the winter, this would be a great way to adapt the recipe for the spring! Thanks for linking up to Awesome Life Friday!


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