Homemade Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub

Homemade Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub

Homemade Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub

So as I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I have been obsessed with Homemade Body Scrub recipes lately. So I decided to whip up a Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub recipe of my own yesterday. I love these scrubs because they are not only easy to make, but also very inexpensive too. (If you have priced commercial scrubs …WOWZA! )

This homemade version is super frugal compared to those you will find on the market. Of course, the cost will depend on the price of the products you choose. I would say that my cost was around $2 a jar give or take.

Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub

The logic behind these honey lemon scrubs is that they not only exfoliate, but also the lemon reduces oil and is packed with Vitamin C. The honey has anti-microbial properties and is said to help absorb impurities from the skin and moisturize. The coconut oil is for hydration.

lemon honey sugar scrb

What You Need:

2 cups of raw sugar

2-3 Tablespoons of Honey

1-2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil

The Juice form one lemon

Once again I went through a lot of Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub recipes, but I opted a basic, stripped down recipe. I chose to use sugar, but some recipes called for salt. I also used coconut oil even though you could use olive oil or another oil if you prefer. I used 3 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, but you can do more or less.



Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Then fill your container(s). Easy peasy.

I do like the texture which is very different than the coffee scrub I made a few weeks ago. The smell is mostly of honey. It is subtle. It isn’t too “wet” because of the coconut oil. I am sure the texture would be different if you substituted the oil.

The recipe is enough to fill 2 small jars or one regular size jar. Great to sit by your sink. I just used a bit of washi tape and a chalkboard label to re-purpose an old honey jar into a giftable presentation.

Remember, that this recipe does contain oil so if you plan on using in the tub or shower you will want to exercise caution. I am sure if you get this on the floor of your tub or shower it will make it extra slick. Also, you may want to use a plastic container if you plan on keeping this in the tub or shower.

Disclaimer: This blog or it’s owner makes no claims health or otherwise about the effects or usefulness of this recipe. This post is for entertainment purposes only. You should address any skin care concerns with a skincare professional.

My Homemade Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub was inspired by the recipes I found on Pinterest. You can view more of these Scrub recipes on my Homemade Beauty Pinterest Board.

You can also follow Living Chic on the Cheap’s Pinterest page here


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  1. says

    I never knew that honey had so many skin benefits! This is such a cool recipe. I’m going to have to make it for the ladies I workout with…they’ll love it too!

  2. Ana says

    This is perfect! I usually just mix brown or white sugar w/ my face wash, but this recipe is a nice alternative. I use to use salt, but my dermatologist explained that salt grains are uneven and can actually cause small scrapes in your skin. Apparently sugar grains are more rounded so they are gentle.

    • says

      Hi Anna. Mixing white and brown sugar is a great idea! I will have to try that. I read that sugar was more gentle than salt but I didn ‘t know it was because of the crystal structure. So interesting. 🙂 Have a great day! -Jessica

    • says

      Hi Tracy. Wow…that is so cool! I hope you give it a try. I have made several scrubs and this one was one of my faves. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a great night. 🙂 -Jessica

  3. says

    Are you sure this is a scrub ? 😀 😀 😀 I wanna eat this. I can imagine how useful it is on skin. I liked the way you make natural scrubs. Also I liked the reusable jar so much . Thank you for sharing

    • says

      Hi Sweet! Haha…I loved this scrub (I am out of this one now)…I will make it again though. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you get a chance to make this! Have a wonderful evening. -Jessica

  4. Cynthia says

    Great way to pamper yourself at home without spending a ton of money. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  5. says

    Good morning Jessica, when I was in search of scrubs for my article on pedicures, I came across your homemade lemon scrub, this week I am featuring it on my Wordless Wednesday, I hope that you will stop by and add some of your other links. Enjoy your day!
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

  6. says

    Thanks for sharing your scrub recipe at the Say G’Day Saturday linky party. I just pinned your post to the Say G’day Saturday Board and will be featuring you this week too!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • says

      Hi Natasha! Wow. Thanks so much for the feature. 🙂 That is awesome. I did pop over and it looks great. (Though it looks like the the Living Chic text may have come unlinked and your readers may not be able to find it from the g+ page) Have a great weekend. -Jessica

  7. Brittney says

    I have been wanting to try a honey lemon scrub for so long now! I love that you use coconut oil instead of olive oil. My face isn’t normally oily but I have mild acne when I stress out and during certain times of the month and heard that lemon and honey is great for acne. I wish i could have gone all natural, raw and organic but I’m working with limited resources in my town. So excited to try this! I was just wondering, how often during the week do you use this? I’ve heard some people use a scru every other day to once a week or so.
    Thank you for sharing!

    • says

      Hi Brittney! I actually do not use scrubs on my face. If you want a gentler scrub then you will want to find a sugar with the finest grain. I actually like plain ol’ white sugar best. I use the scrub on my body 1-2 times a week. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great evening. 🙂 -Jessica

    • says

      Hi Hillary,

      It just depends. Once water is introduced into the scrub the time starts ticking quickly. I always visually inspect the scrub and I also smell the scrub before I use the scrub. -Jessica

  8. Jiselle says

    i will like to know how long can you keep this in the fridge and out of the fridge since it has lemon in it.?

    • says

      Hi Jiselle,

      These DIY scrubs do not contain preservatives so they do not keep indefinitely. It would depend on several factors. Once you introduce tap water into the scrub (wet hands, water from the shower or sink) your scrub will start to turn faster. Where and how you store your scrub also plays in. I suppose you could store this scrub in the fridge, but I am not sure what it will do to the texture since it contains honey. I always visually inspect and smell my scrubs prior to use. If it looks funny or smells funny I toss it. When in doubt, throw it out. -Jessica

  9. @pril says

    I used half a lemon & 1 cup of sugar with 2 tbsp olive oil & 3 tbsp raw honey. I prefer a silkier texture to my scrubs. I’ve been using this on my face & next is our feet. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Yvette says

    Hi! This is an excellent scrub recipe. Would you know if using virgin coconut oil will do the job just as well?

  11. Raquel says

    I tried a similar recipe, using a fine sugar (caster sugar) since I needed it to be sensitive on the face. Anyway- the product ended up being very clumpy and the oil ( I used grape seed oil) and honey settled to the bottom of the jar. Does that happen with this recipe?

    • says

      Hi Raquel,

      I am not sure. I don’t recall any of the scrubs I have made being clumpy. Sometimes settling occurs just due to the viscosity of the ingredients. A quick stir should put things right if settling or separation occurs. 🙂 -Jessica

  12. says

    What a great recipe to come across just in time for spring!
    Do you think I could use coconut sugar? I’m definitely going to be putting together a few of these scrubs to give as gifts. Thank you so so much for sharing <3

  13. Sarah says

    Can you make this without the oil? My skin is oil as it is and I can’t stand the smell of the oil.

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