Soothe your dry, flaky skin with this homemade Lemon Lavender Sugar Scrub!
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The minute the weather starts to cool off, my hands and other extremities start to dry out. It’s like clockwork … very annoying clockwork.
I love experimenting with my own DIY beauty products, especially scrubs. They’re so easy to make, and I like that they aren’t full of mystery chemicals. If you choose the right ingredients, homemade scrubs can also be very soothing for dry skin.
I’ve been experimenting a little with essentials oils, and I love the combination of lemon and lavender. I added a few drops of each to this scrub for a beautiful, subtle scent. You could easily use your favorite oils or even leave out the essential oils altogether for an unscented scrub.
This Lemon Lavender Sugar Scrub is so quick and easy to make. It would be a thoughtful DIY gift for your girlfriends this holiday season, and you could put together a bunch of jars in minutes. Even my husband loved the lemon lavender scent, so don’t rule out the guys either!
Want to make your own Lemon Lavender Sugar Scrub? Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- lemon essential oil
- lavender essential oil
- 8 oz. mason jar or other similar container
After you’ve combined the sugar and coconut oil, it’s time to add the essential oils. I used 8 drops of lemon and 5 drops lavender, but you could add your favorite oils or combination of oils. The scent is subtle and not overwhelming, which I prefer.
To package my scrub for gift giving, I wrapped jute twine a few times around the jar’s neck. For the lid, I also cut out a circle (I used this flamingo cardstock), then labeled it with a gel pen. It turned out really cute and was simple to do.
If you don’t like your handwriting, you could easily create a label for the lid (or tie it on with the twine) using Picmonkey or a similar editing program.
To use this Lemon Lavender Sugar Scrub, place a small amount on your hands or other body parts. Gently scrub for a few minutes, then wash off the sugar with warm water. Blot dry, and gently massage in any coconut oil that remains on your skin.
P.S. If you like this Lemon Lavender Sugar Scrub, make sure to check out my easy, two ingredient Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub, my popular Soft, Silky Hands Treatment, and my roundup of over 20 DIY Beauty Treatments!
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