Luxurious Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

POSTED ON AUGUST 21, 2013 BY ANJANEE
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Luxurious Lemon Sugar Body Scrub | Fig and Honey

After a luxurious full body scrub while on a holiday in Sri Lanka, I’m completely hooked on exfoliating. I know, perhaps these are things that not everyone talks about. But how can you not want to tell the world after you’ve discovered a whole new meaning of smooth??

I’ve never had a body scrub treatment before – always opting for the more relaxing and potentially painless swedish massage. Not that I get treated to these that often anyway. However, after realizing that the body treatments at our hotel were only a fraction of the price you would pay in the States or even Europe, there was no reason not to give it a go. That and the amazingly delicious chilled lime tea they served. That was a deal breaker.

Since then, I have tried my best to replicate the results. I suppose having to apply this yourself in a hot and cramped shower is not exactly the equivalent of relaxing completely on a massage table and having a masseuse with perfectly soft hands do it for you. But hey, I’ll take what I can get!

Luxurious Lemon Sugar Body Scrub | Fig and Honey

I really like that this scrub is made from sugar as it slowly dissolves while you are in the shower. This means less clean up (yes, please!) and a much more gentle exfoliation (no red marks and stinging). Give it a try. I promise you will love your new body and I’m sure your partner will too. In fact, get him to try it too – theres enough to go around!

Luxurious Lemon Sugar Body Scrub | Fig and Honey

I used organic sugar and organic lemons for this. The lest pesticides and chemicals the better especially since your skin is so absorbent. I also used a mixture of oils. I absolutely love sweet almond oil and coconut oil. Both are very hydrating and softening but do take a while to absorb with the coconut oil being slightly heavier of the two. I also like a touch of jojoba oil which is very light and very absorbent. Rose Hip oil is also great for helping the healing process for scars and cuts and for aging skin, but a little goes a long way. You can mix and match based on your preferences and what you have in the house or just use one.

You will want about 1 part oil to 2 parts sugar. This also depends on your preferences – I dont like mine too oily!

1). Choose your oils (organic almond, organic coconut, jojoba, organic olive, rose hip oils are all great choices) and mix together in a small bowl.

2). Add in the sugar adding a bit more oil if things feel too dry. The last thing you want is for it all to crumble apart!

3). Add your scent or flavouring. I used lemon zest and a few drops of lemon essential oil. Lavender or Rose are also good options!

4). Apply in the shower! I like to apply with the shower turned off so it doesn’t all disappear right away. Be careful, the oils do make the floor super slippery!

5). Gently pat dry with a towel so you don’t rub off all the nourishing oils

Enjoy your super soft skin!

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POSTED IN LIFESTYLE | TAGGED BODY SCRUB, COCONUT OIL, EXFOLIATING SCRUB, SUGAR SCRUB, SWEET ALMOND OIL
19 THOUGHTS ON “LUXURIOUS LEMON SUGAR BODY SCRUB”
Meghan
OCTOBER 29, 2013 AT 7:13 PM
Where did you find the jars in the picture? I’ve been looking for that size and can’t seem to find any.

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Anjanee Szczupak
OCTOBER 29, 2013 AT 9:29 PM
I bought them from a local shop here in Germany. Try Amazon or Williams Sonoma. I think weck make a similar size and both those places stock that brand. Good luck!

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Carly
NOVEMBER 27, 2013 AT 9:28 PM
You can find that exact jar at Hobby Lobby in the states, now if I could only find the adorable wooden scoops!

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c
DECEMBER 23, 2013 AT 2:20 PM
I’m so excited to try this and I will be making gifts as well. Thank you so much for sharing this scrub!

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Tahlia
JANUARY 20, 2014 AT 7:55 AM
How long would this amazing scrub usually last for? Xx

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Anjanee Szczupak
JANUARY 25, 2014 AT 7:26 PM
Tahlia- it really depends on how much you use it. It should last a couple months if you use it twice a week on your whole body!

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Laura-Jane
FEBRUARY 21, 2014 AT 1:51 AM
I always make the same old scrub. Must try something new like this to liven up the morning shower!

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Kimberly Bremer
FEBRUARY 23, 2014 AT 10:44 PM
I made this and love it, but after my first use, it got really hard in the jar. Any ideas?

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Anjanee
FEBRUARY 24, 2014 AT 4:23 PM
Kimberly,

Not sure why yours got hard in the jar! Perhaps the sugar absorbed all the oil and you just need to add a bit more. I would make sure it’s in a airtight container and then just add some more oil and mix to make it liquidy again. xx

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Kristin
MARCH 15, 2014 AT 5:30 PM
Where did you find the scoops? I love them!

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Anjanee
MARCH 17, 2014 AT 10:46 AM
I found them at a health food shop here in Germany, but I’ve found something similar on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Naturally-Med-Olive-Wood-Scoop/dp/B001USLTWE/ref=pd_sim_k_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=111M2KJZHAC5N23KFB00

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Barbara
MARCH 21, 2014 AT 12:27 AM
Just wanted to letyou know that i make this scrub all the time! Thanks so much for posting!

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Rachel
APRIL 24, 2014 AT 11:24 PM
I love it!!!!!! I used olive oil, grantulated sugar, lemon zest & the juice from it, and vanilla extract. I love the way it smelled & gave it to my mom for Mothers Day.

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Fabiola Jaramillo
MARCH 13, 2015 AT 7:16 PM
Do you scrub your body and leave it for some minutes to rinse later? How to preserve this, is it necessary to refrigerate?

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Anjanee
MARCH 17, 2015 AT 4:24 PM
You can rinse it off right away while in the shower and it should stay preserved from the oils for a couple months or so without refrigeration.

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Eimeon
JUNE 7, 2015 AT 4:34 PM
I’ve looked at a thousand “recipe” for a diy body scrub and this one is my absolute favorite so far.
A probably stupid, question though, when using sugar, does it not melt after a moment ? And can I replace it with Epsom salt ?

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Anjanee
JUNE 7, 2015 AT 7:34 PM
Glad you like! It takes a little while to melt as you probably aren’t using it directly as the water is pouring on you! I also find it more effective when I use it when my skin is just slightly damp. You could try Epsom salt- however it will be far rougher on your skin!

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Barbara James
JUNE 12, 2015 AT 4:08 AM
Will love to make this. Can sea salt be used instead of sugar?

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Anjanee
JULY 7, 2015 AT 11:51 AM
Yes you can always use sea salt instead of sugar but keep in mind it is much stronger at exfoliating than sugar is!