This Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe makes a great-smelling, rejuvenating sugar scrub that you can either use yourself or package in a pretty jar or mason jar to make a thoughtful and homemade gift. We even have some FREE printable labels to attach to your jar to give it a nice, finished look!
Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
Optional: A few drops of Lemon Essential Oil
How to make Lemon Sugar Scrub:
Pour sugar into bowl.
Squeeze lemon juice and add to sugar.
Mix in coconut oil (add more if you like a wet consistency).
Zest lemon and add to mixture (reserve a little to garnish top of scrub in jar).
Add your sugars to the jar.
Add a printable label to the front and maybe a ribbon to gift.
For more DIY bath products, you can make this coffee sugar scrub, homemade Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub or Pumpkin Spice Goat Milk Soap.
Lemon Sugar Scrub
This DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe makes a great gift or a refreshing scrub or yourself. It takes only 3-4 ingredients to make this refreshing bath or shower scrub.
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 1 Lemon
- Optional: A few drops of Lemon Essential Oil
- Pour sugar into bowl.
- Squeeze lemon juice and add to sugar.
- Mix in coconut oil (add more if you like a wet consistency).
- Zest lemon and add to mixture (reserve a little to garnish top of scrub in jar).
- Add your sugars to the jar.
- Add a printable label to the front and maybe a ribbon to gift.
Sarah L says
That’s easy and very pretty. I like adding the zest. Thanks for the recipe and labels.
Kitty Iecvan says
This looks so luxurious yet simple to make! Thanks for the recipe!
Tracie Trump says
Planning to make these for my mom and sisters.
Found this through Pinterest and made it for my mom for Christmas. It smells so lemony fresh and coconutty! Thanls
Awesome! I’m so glad you like it!
Sarah L says
I didn’t get around to making this before Christmas. I’ll just have to make some for myself.
I wish my screen was scratch & sniff – this looks so refreshing. I’m going to try to make it for myself!
Do you have to melt the coconut oil?
No – just add in “as is”.
My daughter made this for me for Mother’s Day. It smelled so good!
I would never have thought to pair lemon with coconut in a scrub, but I bet it smells great! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Great idea, thanks for sharing. Can you recommend another kind of oil to use if the recipient doesn’t like the smell of coconut?
Chasing Joy says
This seems so simple! Thank you for breaking it down and including the pritnable labels.
Thanks for linking up for #FlashbackFriday
This wonderful.. cant wait to try this sweet recipe. But whag exactly those it work on the body ? Glowing , Whiting, or lightning ? Thanks
Interesting combo … will try for Mother’s Day. My Mom likes both coconut and lemon scents so this should be a winner for her.
Thanks for sharing.
Hi, I am planning on making these as bridal shower favors… Just wondering how much this recipe makes?
It makes about 3/4 cup. You can easily double or triple for a larger batch.
Kelly Grove says
Hi there! I love your recipe. It came out perfectly! I was wondering what size labels you recommended?
I like to buy the full sheets of sticky label paper to print on and then just cut around the labels. Hope that helps!
With the lemon juice in the scrub, do u have to put it in the fridge so it won’t sour after a while?
It is fine unrefrigerated. I think because it is so acidic the lemon juice stays good at room temp.
Is there a shelf life for this scrub? It sounds wonderful.
Ellie Kemper says
Thanks for the sharing best recipe.
Judy Shepard says
Made this for my granddaughter’s and grandson’s teacher at Mother’s Day Out, to start the school year off right. They thought I had bought it a store and asked where they could get some more. So easy. Love the lemon and coconut together. When you put the label and the ribbon on it looks store bought. I bought some wooden ice cream sticks drilled a small whole in one end and attached it to the ribbon. Winner!
Oh, that’s so great to hear!! I’m so glad they loved it. Thanks so much for letting me know!
Jana S says
Thank you for the recipe. I will be making this to use for my hands at my kitchen sink.