Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

• 1 cup white sugar
• 1/4+ cups Coconut oil (substitutions listed below)
• Lemon essential oil (or any essential oil that you prefer)
• 8 oz. mason jar

Directions

Step 1: Measure out 1 cup of white sugar and place it in a mixing bowl.
Step 2: Measure out your coconut oil. The amount of oil you use is up to you, but you might consider starting with 1/4 cup and going from there. If you’re allergic to coconuts, you could substitute coconut oil for almond oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, etc. I chose coconut oil, however, since I love the slightly sweet scent it carries and because it is a solid at room temperature. As a result, I’ve found that it is marginally better at staying mixed in with the sugar. In addition to smelling fantastic, coconut oil is great for your skin (and even good for cooking!).
Step 3: Mix your coconut oil with your sugar until your mixture becomes almost light and fluffy looking, adding more or less coconut oil until you have your desired consistency. How moist you would like your scrub to be is completely up to you!
Step 4:  Add your essential oils to give your mixture a nice lemony scent! You could put in any essential oil you prefer. (Be sure they are safe for topical use)  I put in about 15 drops of this essential oil, but you may opt for more or less.
Step 5: Place your sugar scrub in a clean 8 oz. mason jar (wide mouth or regular mouth size, as shown above), making sure that no water is left over in your jar from washing it.  Then enjoy! To use your scrub, scoop out about a spoonful and rub it in your hands as though you were washing your hands with soap, allowing the oil to moisturize your skin while the sugar exfoliates. Rinse your hands with cool water once you have worked in the scrub.  I try and use this every day but especially when I have been working in the dirt and my hands are horribly dry, after about two days they are already feeling so much better.

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