Lemon Sugar Scrub @ Living Well Spending Less & Fresh Paint!


In case you missed it last week, I guest posted over at Living Well Spending Less! If you’ve never tried making your own sugar scrub before, I highly suggest you give it a try. They’re ridiculously easy, great for the skin, and make excellent gifts!

In case you’re curious, here’s a sneak peek:

DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub | Guest Post by Essentially Eclectic for www.LivingWellSpendingLess.com

If you want to see more, head on over to Living Well Spending Less to view the whole tutorial!


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  1. Yuvanna D. says

    Could you answer some of the questions posted about this tutorial on the “living well spending less” site that were left without a reply? For example, how many ounces it makes, how long until it “expires” and does it need to be refrigerated? Also, does the acidity level in the lemon make it unsafe to use right before going out in the sunshine (as one comment suggested)? Thank you. :-)

    • says

      Hi Yuvanna! You can make as much of this sugar scrub as you want, so the ounces it makes depends on how big of a batch you’re making. If I want to fill an 8 oz mason jar, I will use about 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4+ cup coconut oil (depending on how “wet” you like your sugar scrubs). You do not need to refrigerate it since none of the ingredients need refrigeration. In fact, if you put a sugar scrub with coconut oil in the fridge, the scrub will turn pretty hard, as coconut oil is a solid (a wet, squishy solid) at room temperature and is very much a hard solid when at fridge temps. I am not 100% sure how long it is good for until it expires–I’m sure introducing the essential oils to the mix might affect the expiration date, but honestly I have used all my sugar scrubs up way before anything ever seemed to go “bad.” You do not want to get water in the scrub, as this will lead to bacteria growth and will (much sooner than the bacterial growth) dissolve your sugar! As for the lemon, generally you want to be careful applying lemon juice to the skin and going outside, yes. However, I sort of doubt there is enough lemon in this scrub to cause problems–but better safe than sorry! You do not HAVE to add lemon essential oil to the scrub. You can leave it a nice coconut-y scent without adding any essential oil, or you can sub lemon essential oil with whatever essential oil you prefer (lavender and peppermint are both very popular choices). Hope this helps :)

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