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Lemon Sugar Scrub


This stuff is easy to make, lasts quite a while, and makes your hands smooth and soft. All important after a week like Ruthanne has had cleaning her new flat!




Olive oil

Lemons (or lemon juice)


Simply pour about 1 to 1 ½  cups of sugar in your container (we use an old, cleaned, plastic ice cream jar) add in the zest and juice of 2 lemons and enough olive oil to make a paste.


The plastic jar works well next to the sink – we don’t have to worry about dropping it or knocking it over. But I think it would be fun to find a lemon sorbet container to use.

So, there you have it. A week’s worth of homemade cleaners plus a nice hand scrub to keep your skin from drying out after all that Spring cleaning. We hope these tips were helpful and make your cleaning routine a bit easier!

3 thoughts on “Lemon Sugar Scrub

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  2. This sounds really interesting and easy to make. I love homemade hand creams and lip balms. My daughter and I like to experiment and make homemade beauty products.

    But, I have to ask…is the scrub for washing your hands? Or do you leave it on as a moisturizer? I’m a little unclear about how to use it.


    • We usually use it after doing the dishes or in the winter as a scrub to soften dry skin. The olive oil in this works really great as a moisturizer. We just rub it in for a minute or so and then rinse it off. We have seen scrubs made with salt used in place of soap, but there is really nothing in this scrub that would disinfect so I’d recommend using it after soap.
      Hope that helps!

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