Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe + Printable


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Lemon Sugar Scrub makes a beautiful gift throughout the year. Learn how to make homemade sugar scurb with these easy instructions.

This Lemon Sugar Scrub has really become my favorite. It has a bright, citrus scent that leaves just a faint hint of lemon after using it, making it perfect for women, men, teens, or anyone really.

It works great as a hand scrub in the kitchen as well as a body scrub in the bath.

Since it isn’t full of heavy, sweet-smelling oils – just all-natural citrus – this lemon sugar scrub is perfect any time of the year.

I think that may be one reason I love it so much!

The “recipe” for my Lemon Sugar Scrub yields one half-pint jar. The recipe is easily doubled or more in order to make larger batches of for gifting friends, teachers, or family.

Fairly quickly, you can gather and mix up the ingredients and have plenty of gifts to give.

Just be sure to make one for yourself, too! You’ll be so glad you did!

Gifting Ideas

While this Lemon Sugar Scrub makes a beautiful present anyone would love to receive, you can also add it to a basket filled with fun pampering essentials like a few new nail polishes in the season’s best colors as well as a few classics for ladies and tweens.

For men, you could wrap it along with a pair of gloves to protect their hands during the winter months.

And if you plan on giving this scrub during the summer, how cute would it be wrapped with a few magazines and a beach towel in preparation for a trip to the beach, pool, or lake!?!

See, I told you this was a versatile gift!

Lemon Sugar Scrub Printable

I’ve also created a printable that you can download, print and place on the lid of each half-pint jar to show what’s inside.

I’ve developed them to be easily printed on Avery round labels, product number 22830.

Of course, you can just print them on any type of paper you prefer and then adhere them with double-stick tape as well.

Lemon Sugar Scrub Printable Labels

Lemon Sugar Scrub Printable Gift Labels

Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Here’s how you make the lemon sugar scrub.

Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Lemon Sugar Scrub makes a beautiful gift throughout the year. Learn how to make homemade sugar scurb with these easy instructions.
Prep Time8 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Robyn Stone


  • half-pint Mason jar
  • spoon
  • zester


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon unscented liquid soap I used Cetaphil


  • Zest lemon and place lemon zest into a small glass bowl. Cut lemon in half with a knife and squeeze juice into bowl with the lemon zest. Remove any seeds from the juice with a spoon and discard.
    photo of cherry board with microplane containing yellow zest and a yellow lemon on a marble surface with a yellow lemon on right side of board and a box grater and a green lime on the top left of the board
  • Add coconut oil and stir together until smooth and any lumps of coconut oil have been dissolved. Add soap and stir until smooth.
  • Add 1 cup of sugar and stir until well-combined. If a more grainy sugar scrub is desired, add more sugar.
  • Pour sugar scrub into gift container and affix printed gift label.

Robyn xo

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  1. Emmy Valens says:

    Does this have a shelf life?
    Does it have to be refrigerated?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Emmy, this should last 1 to 2 months if the jar is kept closed when you are not using it and it does not need to be refrigerated. Hope you enjoy!