Lemon Coconut Sugar Scrub

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! 

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Ingredients Needed:

Let’s start with the coconut oil.  I found mine 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 there as well.  I have heard that cooking coconut oil is a bit different than the stuff in the vitamin aisle…I have no idea if this is true.  I found the vitamin aisle coconut oil first so that’s what I used.  

Alright now that the acquisition location has been established let’s mix some up shall we?

Sugar Scrub

Mix Coconut oil with 2 cups of sugar in large bowl.  

Lemon Coconut Sugar Scrub

Finally add in your lemon essential oil.  I adore this oil.  I not only use it for delicious body srcrubs and bath salts but also for cleaning, cooking and as a wonderful air freshener!

Lemon Essential Oil
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! 

Coconut Scrub

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29 Responses
  • Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly
    December 7, 2012

    Ha ha! I always say EVOO! What an awesome, easy recipe. I even have everything I need already! Woot! :)

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  • Dona
    December 7, 2012

    This sounds decadent!!! I think it’s a little sad that I can’t eat it……or can I? Hmmmmm….oil and sugar? Well, why not?! Seriously, I’m going to try this. You sure are keeping me busy this year! Thanks! (I think!)

    • Cheryl
      December 7, 2012

      You certainly could eat it!! All natural!! :)

  • Crystal
    December 8, 2012

    I’m going to try this especially when I’m shaving. My skin gets so dry. Thank you for saving me the time and energy trying to find coconut oil. :)

  • Oh I am on my way to Wally-Mart to buy the stuff to make this!! Christmas Presents for the teachers — holla!! Thanks girl!

    • Cheryl
      December 8, 2012

      YES! I made some for my mom’s group ladies! It makes your skin happy! ;-)

  • Ashley
    December 17, 2012

    Hi! Love this :) but question… Do you melt the coconut oil? Or leave it solid?

    • Cheryl
      December 18, 2012

      Ashley, I did not melt it. I just mixed it in solid, at room temperature!

  • Jacqueline
    December 21, 2012

    I currently have some of this made in cute little mason jars, but the consistency is not what I’m used to with other scrubs. I know you said that 1 cup sugar might not be enough, but mine is so dry! Is it supposed to be more on the dry side?

    • Cheryl
      December 22, 2012

      Yes, it’s not like the store bought ones where it’s kind of swimming win whatever. It’s more dry. I found when I use it in the shower it becomes more “liquidy” because the coconut oil melts from the steam in the shower.

  • Heather
    December 23, 2012

    I just made 3 batches for Christmas gifts, it is delicious (I had to like the spoon)!! But they won’t be opened for several days…and I was thinking as I was zesting, is this perishable? I don’t want them to open a moldy gift? And what about in the shower? How long does it last?

    • Cheryl
      December 23, 2012

      Heather, I made mine weeks ago and it’s still good to go!!

      • Jessica Hata
        December 14, 2013

        I saw you mentioned your scrub was still good for a few weeks. I’m curious about how long yours lasted overall? I made mine for a gift but I won’t be giving it until after the first of the year. I’m nervous now I made it too early and I should refrigerate them for a bit. I may have added a bit more lemon juice because mine was fairly moist, so I’m worried about the mold factor.

        • Cheryl Spangenberg
          December 17, 2013

          Jessica, mine lasted months (almost 5) until I used it all! I just kept it sealed tight in the jar with no excess water in there and it was prefectly perfect down to the last drop!

  • Devin
    February 4, 2013

    Hey, Cheryl! Do you think this scrub can be used daily? Would like to use as primary cleanser. Thoughts?

    • Cheryl
      February 4, 2013

      Devin I use it daily!! I have no problems!! :)

  • Deborah King
    April 6, 2013

    i have a question…if you use it in the shower isn’t the oil slippery in the shower?

  • Shelly
    April 9, 2013

    Im going to do this :) what size mason jar would I need for this recipe?

    • Cheryl
      April 9, 2013

      Hmm…I used a seal fresh one from the dollar store. I would guess a regular mason would work just fine!!

  • Lisa
    May 13, 2013

    Thanks for the recipe! This is so quick and easy and it tastes great to boot (I found my 2 yo baby girl licking the bowl after I was done, lol). And my hands are smoooth! A note regarding the coconut oil, the cheaper one in the cooking oil aisle will not smell or taste the same as an organic, virgin, cold pressed one. If you want that coconutty smell/flavor (for cooking) just splurge a little bit, its totally worth it =) I use the Vitacost brand on their website, the best deal I have ever found on coconut oil. Super quality, smells amazing, organic and first cold press, AND if you buy 2 of the 54oz containers you get free shipping! Geez, I sound like a commercial… just sharing a great find

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      May 13, 2013

      Thanks Lisa!! That is great info!! I am actually needing some more so I will totally check it out!! Thanks for stoping by!!

  • Andrea
    December 2, 2013

    What do you think about using limes or oranges?

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      December 2, 2013

      Andrea I think that would be just fine! The orange would be wonderful because it’s so fragrant! I love lime/coconut mixtures too!

  • Marilyn
    October 18, 2014

    Can you use salt instead of the sugar and make this a salt scrub?

  • topi
    November 2, 2014

    Love it! Can I use this on my face?

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