I am so excited to share this super easy but super fabulous lemon coconut sugar scrub recipe!
Oh friends…today’s post is all about the smooth skin! What does smooth skin have to do with Christmas you ask??? Because most ladies want to have smooth skin, most men like to touch ladies’ smooth skin, kids could care less about smooth skin but would love to play with sugar paste in the bath…which leads to this great handmade gift that everyone will love because it will give smooth skin! See…it’s like the 8 degrees of Kevin Bacon over here today…but with Christmas…and smooth skin!
- 2 to 2 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1/2 cup of Coconut Oil
- 1 small lemon to yield 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- as much lemon zest as you can get off of your lemon
- jar or container to put your scrub in
Let’s start with the coconut oil. You can find this in 2 different places. The first place is in the vitamin aisle. Yep, right there by the vitamin c. Mine was $10. On my next trip to Wal-Mart, I happened to be in the cooking aisle, getting some EVOO (anyone else watch Rachael Ray?) and low and behold…there was a container of coconut oil that was twice as large than the one I purchased days before for half the cost…so moral of the story…buy it in the cooking aisle.
Alright now that the acquisition location has been established let’s mix some up shall we?
Mix Coconut oil with 2 cups of sugar in large bowl. Juice your lemon and add 2 tablespoons to mixture. The liquid might make your mixture get too wet so then you can add in more sugar. My first batch I added 1/4 cup more sugar to get a good consistency, however my second batch, I needed to do the full extra 1/2 cup. Zest your lemon with a micro-plane and add to the mixture. It gives it color and a great scent!
Slather on in the shower, shave your legs with it, wash your hands at the sink with it after soap…any way you do it…you are left with smooth skin and a fantastically fresh scent. The freshness of the lemon with the subtle hint of coconut is to die for!