Lemon Body Scrub DIY

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Lemon Body Scrub DIY

Summer always makes me think of all things bright and cheery! Summer also makes me think of the damage my skin will take over the next few months! I try to be proactive in taking care of my skin, and keeping it soft and silky – and that’s why I made this lovely Lemon Body Scrub.

DIY Lemon Body Scrub- Little House Living

This DIY project is so simple, and will take you just a few minutes to make, from start to finish. You most likely have these ingredients in your house right now! So, let’s get started!

Lemon Body Scrub DIY

Body Scrub Ingredients

What You Need:

What You Do:

Making Lemon Body Scrub

In a medium sized bowl, you will need to combine your Epsom salt and your coconut oil. Use a fork and gently combine them, until they are thoroughly mixed together. Your mixture should look like this when you’re done.

Lemon Scrub

Next, you will add the zest of your lemon to the mixture. After you have added all the zest, you will need to cut your lemon in half, and squeeze in all that lovely juice from the whole lemon. Be careful not to get seeds into your lemon body scrub. If one or two seeds fall in, just pluck them out to keep your mixture seed-free! Mix all of these ingredients together with your fork, until they form a light and fluffy lemon body scrub!

Lemon Body Scrub

Now that your whole house is smelling wonderfully like lemon, it’s time to store that mixture to use in the days to come! Use a large spoon, and put all the body scrub into a container that you can seal shut. I used an 8 oz glass jar with a twist-on plastic lid. It was a perfect size, and looks super cute sitting on my bathroom counter!

To use your body scrub, place a small amount in the palm of your hand, and apply to clean skin (I use mine in the shower), being careful to avoid sensitive areas. Gently scrub the mixture onto your skin, to allow it to remove any dead skin, and rinse off to leave your skin silky smooth!

The epsom salts in the mixture will make your skin so soft and perfect for sunny weather! I love the energizing citrus smell of the lemon to get my day started. Here’s to summer, and sun, and all things bright and cheery!

Will you give this Lemon Body Scrub DIY a try?

SammieMy name is Sammie Brakebill. I am a mother and a wife and I love both of those jobs! I enjoy homeschooling my two little girls, natural living, working with my hands, traveling, and being alive!

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  1. I have been looking for a simple, diy body scrub and this looks perfect. I bet it smells so good too. Thank you for sharing. Does this need to be refrigerated?

  2. I LOVE the smell of lemon! Do you think this would work with sugar instead of salt? Salt is typically too harsh on my skin.

  3. I bet this is simply amazing! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my AMAZING Facebook Group with over 300 Members to share easy craft projects and recipes.

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  4. I love lemon everything! Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Terrific Tuesday, pinning! Please come and link up with us again tomorrow!

  5. Cool recipe! A great way to make it last longer would be to use Lemon EO instead of fresh lemon 🙂

  6. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your photographs. They are always appealing, beautiful and simple. You have a gift for this. I enjoy your posts, and this scrub sounds really good. Thanks for all you share with us.

  7. I made this yesterday, but when I went to use it this morning I noticed that it all separated and is very runny.
    Any suggestions?

    1. The oil will always separate from another liquid that you put it in with. A quick mix before using is all that it needs to be right again 🙂

  8. Dear Merissa

    Thank you very, very much for this. I just wanted to ask how long can you keep this for?

    Many thanks,


    1. If you are using fresh lemon I would try not to store for longer than a few days to a week. Using a bottled lemon juice and storing in the fridge may help it last longer.

  9. Hi there, I am so excited to try this recipe out to make for gifts. My question is what is the shelf life of this scrub since it has lemon In it. So I can tell whoever I give this to. Thank you.