Homemade Lemon Body Scrubs

24 Feb

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 One of the things that I always immediately notice about skincare products is the fragrance. If it’s a floral scent then I probably won’t use it too often. However, if it’s a citrus scent I’m going to be all over it. Amongst the sugar and coffee scrubs that decorate my shower you’ll usually find a jar of homemade lemon body scrub.

The Original Homemade Lemon Body Scrub

  • 3 cups sugar
  • ½ cup olive or almond oil (both have softening properties)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Lemon Sugar Scrub

  • 2 cups raw brown sugar
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Aloe Lemon Sugar Scrub

  • 2 cups raw brown sugar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp aloe vera gel

Avocado Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

  • 2 cups raw brown sugar
  • 1 cup avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp grapefruit juice

Lemon, Salt and Honey Scrub

  • 2 cups coarse salt
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

How To Make A Homemade Lemon Body Scrub

  • In a bowl combine all of the ingredients.
  • Add a little bit of oil at a time so that you can control the consistency. You want it to be thick and moist, not stiff or drippy.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass jar or tupperware.

The Benefits Of Lemon For The Skin

  • The scent is very energizing and will wake your senses up.
  • Due to the high volume of vitamin C it contains, lemon has whitening properties so that it can help to even out your skin tone and naturally lighten dark spots.
  • Lemon can tighten your pores.
  • It’s a great softening agent


I hope that you enjoy these homemade lemon body scrubs as much as I do.

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45 Responses to “Homemade Lemon Body Scrubs”

  1. emily February 24, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    I cant wait to try these! I love a good scrub.

  2. Nidia February 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    I’ve never made a body scrub before, but these sound absolutely delish. I love lemon-scented anything. And lemon-flavored. I’d probably want to eat the sugar scrub…
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  3. Eugenia February 24, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    I love citrus-y scents in the shower/bath!
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  4. Tina @ My Highest Self February 24, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    I really do need to try and make my own scrub. With just a couple of ingredients, it seems easy enough!
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  5. Anastasia February 24, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    Interesting recipe! I heard a lot about lemon’s ability to gently exfoliate the skin as well as whiten it.
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  6. Chasity Boatman February 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    You can also use olive oil for a lot of these

  7. Rosey February 24, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    Citrus smells make me happy. I think I’d love a lemon body scrub.
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  8. Heisenglossy February 24, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    Sounds yummy!!
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  9. Kungphoo February 24, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    Very cool use of lemons.. I will need to give this a try!

  10. Noelle February 24, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    I love scrubs! Thank you!
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  11. Dima Al Mahsiri @ Tips for Natural Beauty February 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    H Aleya,

    I usually make my own body scrub using sugar and olive oil, but I like the idea of adding other ingredients to it, lemon looks a good choice for lightening the skin tune :)

    Thanks for sharing !
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  12. Felicia February 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    Thanks for the great information! I honestly might try this! I love lemons and anything that is benefical to my skin is a plus in my eyes :)
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  13. Destany February 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    Great suggestions!
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  14. BeautyJudy February 24, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    These just sound so refreshing! I think I want to try the second one!
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  15. Miranda February 24, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    I love citrus scents. I might be a little scared for lemon juice to get in any cuts or anything!
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  16. Sheila (Painted Ladies) February 24, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    Sounds easy enough! I do love lemon scented anything.
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  17. Heather February 24, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    Someone gave me a sugar scrub as a gift once! I thought it was awesome!
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  18. Phyrra February 24, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

    I love lemon scents in the morning
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  19. Jess Scull February 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    Bookmarked! These sound awesome!

  20. Sandra February 25, 2014 at 12:58 am #

    Thanks for sharing, I needed this!!! Can’t wait!

  21. Laura MyNewestAddiction February 25, 2014 at 1:52 am #

    Love citrus scents! What a fabulous DIY!
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  22. Claudia Krusch February 25, 2014 at 3:53 am #

    I’ve never made a scrub, but you inspired me to do it! Nothing is better than homemade!
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  23. Lisa Heath February 25, 2014 at 4:27 am #

    I’ll be trying this one! Thanks!
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  24. Michelle F. February 25, 2014 at 4:47 am #

    I love DIY beauty stuff. I need to try the avocado one.
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  25. Joanna Sormunen February 25, 2014 at 4:54 am #

    These are great scrubs! And they are sure to help boost our health also!
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  26. Kath TheFabZilla February 25, 2014 at 5:23 am #

    I love some DIY scrubs every once in a while. Can’t wait to try this!
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  27. Justina February 25, 2014 at 6:36 am #

    Great post! I’m always trying to get more into DIY
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  28. Emy Cooks February 25, 2014 at 6:37 am #

    I enjoy trying natural body scrub and love the citrus scent, Will surely try this one:)Thanks
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  29. Kenneth Agudo February 25, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    As far as i know vitamin c is really good to skin. Great share and for sure this one is effective.
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  30. Debi February 25, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    I have been looking for a new sugar scrub recipe lately. I never tried lemon before.
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  31. Petro Neagu February 25, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    I love lemon scrubs, they make me feel so invigorated. And the avocado one seems very appealing to me.
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  32. Ashley February 25, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    I so want to try these scrubs! I love body scrubs and lemon scents are so always so energizing.
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  33. Brooke @ Blushing Noir February 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    These sound yummy!
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  34. Kristyn February 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    love this! i need to make this scrub now!
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  35. Mama to 5 BLessings February 26, 2014 at 12:45 am #

    oh yummy, I bet these smell really good! These would make a nice gift!
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  36. Cara February 26, 2014 at 3:54 am #

    I love body scrubs! I think I’m going to have to make this one!
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  37. Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries February 26, 2014 at 5:07 am #

    Yummm, lemons. I can eat them whole, like fruit.
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  38. betzy carmona February 26, 2014 at 6:58 am #

    I’m totally into DIY and will give this a try soon :)
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  39. Sheila February 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    sounds like there’s a lot of good benefits with lemon scrub. i want to try this sometimes. thanks for sharing
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