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DIY Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub leaves your skin fresh, glowing and super smooth. Smells divine and is packed with antioxidants from the lemons.

a glass jar of this homemade lemon sugar scrub with a yellow lemon in the background

This easy DIY is the perfect “homemade” gift your friends will love. Place them in your guest bath, they are a nice “special touch” for when you have company coming over. You may even want to keep one for yourself!  I have this sitting by my tub (think CALGON take me away but even better)!! There’s just something about fragrant lemons that leave me feeling refreshed and happy!

If you have never made sugar scrub, you are in for a treat! They are super simple and you can adapt the “flavors” to what you LOVE and ENJOY! After all you gotta enjoy life! It’s the simple things friends!

Not to mention, you can make these at home for far less than what you would spend purchasing them from a fancy store! Your local “stuff-mart” (Can you hear Veggie Tales singing) or many craft stores carry these ingredients too, so they are not hard to find.

Get creative with your jars. Save pretty jars you buy things in! I have thrown away some beautiful candle jars I wish I had kept. My favorite is to use mason jars.  Just slap (aka tie) a pretty ribbon on it a there ya have it – The perfect homemade gift! People LOVE them!

I must confess I did taste it.  The debate is whether to eat the whole jar or slather it all over.  TMI… I know…  But it smells, tastes and feels amazing! Soft, yummy skin!  Oh Yes!

This has me contemplating some new “FLAVORS”. Be sure to check back. I will be making some new ones soon and maybe even some bath bombs, I have been wanting to give those a try too.  Check out this  Strawberry Sugar Scrub that my friends went crazy over!

Homemade Sugar Scrub Ingredients


What you need to make Lemon Sugar Scrub

  • Lemon
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Lemon Essential Oil
    a glass jar of this homemade lemon sugar scrub

How to Make DIY Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

  1. Juice and Zest 1 Lemon.
  2. Then microwave the coconut oil for about 15 seconds to soften it (Stir).
  3. Combine all the ingredients and mix well!

You end up with about 8 or so ounces of amazing smelling scrub. 

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Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 ounces
Author: Nikki Lee
DIY Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub leaves your skin fresh, glowing and super smooth. Smells divine and is packed with antioxidants from the lemons. 
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  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, heated
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil


  • Juice and Zest 1 Lemon.
  • Heat coconut oil in microwave for about 15 seconds. Stir. 
  • Pour sugar into bowl, add in coconut oil, lemon juice, olive oil, drops of essential oil and zest. Mix well.
  • Store in an air tight container.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 11 serving Calories: 1kcal Carbohydrates: 25g (8%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 9g (14%) Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Sodium: 1mg Potassium: 2mg Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 25g (28%) Vitamin A: 1IU Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 1mg Iron: 1mg (6%)

Nutritional Disclaimer

Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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    1. The ingredients should be safe for the face. It may depend on how sensitive your skin is. I would try in a small area first and see how you tolerate it.

  1. 5 stars
    Hi Nikki,
    Made this scrub it turned amazing. The smell is so refreshing . I made this for a few friends and it was a big hit. Thanks for sharing .

    Any new scrub ideas??

      1. No… I was going to . However I’m having such a hard tome finding the strawberries. Went to several Walmart’s and they were sold out . P

  2. I made my Scrub last night and now it’s solidified. I imagine it’s the coconut oil, or did I do something wrong with my proportions? Thoughts? Thank you!

    1. I have not ever had that happen to me. You can try to melt a bit more coconut oil and add it in or a bit of olive oil to try to remedy it. Please let me know how it goes.

      1. The olive oil is an essential ingredient. I tried another recipe and this one is by far the best. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas ??

    2. Olive oil is essential and not heating the coconut oil too much. Makes wonderful co-worker gifts. Merry Christmas ??

      1. Thank you so much! I love to give this as gifts as well! Merry Christmas Valerie! ?❤️

  3. I recently learned that lemons come in handy for many different things, from household cleaners, to aromatherapy, health, and skin care. I made the scrub and it came out perfect! I ended up using almond oil since I didn’t have coconut, but it still worked out fine. 🙂

  4. Hi. Question…how long in advance can you make these and do they require an air tight seal by heating to keep it fresh? Wondering because if the fresh lemon. Or does the coconut oil provide as a preservative? Thanks

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe is awesome! I made it for a friends birthday gift. I left out the lemon essential oil and the actual, so I replaced it by lemon extract and a bit more olive oil. It turned out wonderfully and did taste quite good. Simple, less than $15 and took me less than 15 minutes to make and clean up! Highly recommend 🙂

    1. Thank you Sidney! I am so glad you shared with a friend! I love making this for gifts and party favors!

  6. Hello, can you use Almond oil or Olive oil in place of Coconut oil? I am just worried the coconut oil may harden with change in temperature?
    Also, is it plain, white sugar? Or granulated sugar?
    Many thanks

    1. Cathie, Sorry for the late reply. This was in my spam box. I have always used a mixture of oils with no issue, but you can certainly try the others. They should work well! Yes it is plain white sugar/granulated sugar. (Sorry, I am a southerner and white and granulated are the same – lol) I hope you enjoy the scrub! Blessings – Nikki

  7. This looks yummy! I am making these for a bridal shower that’s in a month – if I go ahead and make it and put it in little mason jars – will it still be ok in a month?

    1. Carrie, I have used mine for up to 3 months. The only worry is that there are no preservatives in this and that mold can happen. As long as you keep it in a cool dry place it should be fine. Once water gets in or moisture you have to watch out for mold.

  8. My question is this. Do I have to put the lemon zest into the sugar scrub. Can I just use the fresh lemon juice without lemon oil essential?

    1. Carol, I am sorry I am just seeing this question. For some reason it was in my spam. I have made it with lemon juice only in a pinch and it turned out wonderfully. You do not have to put the zest in if you prefer not to.

  9. 5 stars
    trying this now my question is how long do they last before you should discard them or do the lemon peels or lemon go bad after so long

  10. 5 stars
    I’m a big fan of scrubs, especially the DIY ones. Additionally, I love lemons too – their taste and smell are just perfect for me. Going to try this today! 🙂