Guest Post: D.I.Y Citrus Sugar Body Scrub

Saturday, 10 August 2013


Now that the sun is (intermittently) peaking out from behind the clouds and scaring the rain away, your legs are all of sudden taken out of their protective cocoon of tights and trousers and thrust into daylight, squinting and looking, well, a little unloved.  But this simple, homemade citrus sugar scrub will buff away the winter residue and return your body to its full, moisturised glory.

Ingredients:
1 small organic lemon

1 small organic lime

1 cup organic pure cane sugar

1/2 cup organic coconut oil

1 teaspoon organic peppermint essential oil/extract

And if you like, you can add some mint leaves and lemon & lime peels

Preparing the sugar scrub is simple:
1. Mix the coconut oil, the peppermint oil and the juice from both the lemon and lime. 
2. Then pour in the sugar and mix it up well. If you want to add the mint leaves and citrus peels then stir them in at the end. 
3. Transfer the mixture to a clean, dry container like an old jam jar and you're ready to scrub.

Why it's good to scrub:
Exfoliating is great for polishing off dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to take their place.  The oil in this recipe adds a beautiful moisturising quality - essential after any exfoliating session.  

But how often?
Don't exfoliate more than once or twice a week as you can damage your skin.  And don't do it after shaving as you will be left with red lumps and bumps and not the smooth silkiness you were after!
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14 comments

  1. Ive always thought about making my own scrub, seems so easy!x

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  2. This looks great!

    http://polaroidsandpuds.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Love citrus scent! Sounds lovely x

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    1. Me too, so uplifting and refreshing! x

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  4. I love making my own scrubs. I tend to use very fine sea salt with a mix of oils that I get from a local store. I currently have a scrub with lemon and rosemary essential oils and I love it.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  5. Sounds really good... I've been wanting to try a DIY scrub recipe for a while!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. They're so easy to do, give one a go! :)

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  6. I'm defiantly trying this it sounds great and I love citrus scents :)

    Beyond Bally.

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  7. gonna tryy this one I love the smell of citrus

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    1. Hope you like it as much as I do :)

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