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.
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.
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.
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