Lemon Body Scrub


I am all about homemade presents, especially for Christmas!  We put too much emphasis on material gifts this time of year, and lose focus on the true reason for the season.  Therefore, I try to create homemade gifts as much as possible.  In turn, homemade gifts are always my favorite to receive.  For all you busy ladies, I know this may not be a possibility, but trust me when I tell you this lemon body scrub will take 5 minutes of your time.  And the best part is you probably have the THREE (yes, 3) ingredients necessary to make this scrub in your kitchen right now!

I know scents this time of year focus on cinnamon, peppermint, chocolate, etc. but I’m going to change it up and throw lemon into the mix!  Lemon has a great ability to lift your mood and energize you.  I hope this scrub gives you that extra boost of energy you need!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

2 lemons
1.5 cups cane sugar
3/4 cups olive oil


Step 1: Put entire amount of cane sugar in medium-sized bowl

This is the cane sugar I use

Step 2: Slowly pour olive oil over cane sugar.  Fold olive oil into cane sugar.  Do not pour entire amount of olive oil into cane sugar at one time, as you want to keep the sugar separated from the olive oil.  The consistency should be a thick paste.

It will look like this:

Step 3:  Zest your lemons.  Sprinkle zest over the olive oil and cane sugar mixture, fold together.

lemon zest!

Step 4: Pour juice from 2 lemons over mixture.  Mix together.  The final product will look like this:

Transfer your mixture into an air-tight container.  Feel free to decorate and gift!

I got this container from Ikea a while ago, but haven’t found a use for it yet- until now!  This body scrub is just perfect for this jar!  How cute would that look in your bathtub?!



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