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Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

*Makes two 8 ounce jars of sugar scrub

Two 8 ounce canning jars with lids and bands

2 1/2 C granulated sugar

zest of one lemon

1/4 C hand soap (I used Watkin’s Lemon hand soap I bought at Target)

1/3 C oil (any kind works, I like corn oil, or any other plain inexpensive oil)

Juice of 1 lemon

1.  Combine sugar and lemon zest in large mixing bowl.  

2.  Rub sugar and zest together to ‘perfume’ the oils of the lemon into the sugar. 

3.  Add hand soap, oil and lemon juice.  Stir well.  Scoop into jars.  

4.  Decorate with ribbon.

5.  Directions for washing: Wet hands slightly.  Take 1 TBSP of sugar scrub and rub it into hands vigorously for 1 minute.  Rinse clean.

These are ways to customize this sugar scrub:

Add lemon essential oil if you want to enhance the aroma of lemon.

Add a little salt if you have greasy hands or really dirty hands.  The sugar gently exfoliates and the salt magnifies that effect.

Use more hand soap if you want a better lather.

Use no hand soap and more oil if you are really parched and just want a soothing exfoliant

Change up the scents by using other citrus or other essential oils (the strong ones you find in the health food stores.  3-4 drops will do.)  Think about using peppermint oil, almond oil, orange oil, etc.

Use baby oil in place of corn oil if you want a powder-fresh scented scrub.

If the mixture is too wet for your liking, simply add more sugar.  Too dry, add more oil.