Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub

Young House Love announced the Summer Pinterest Challenge last week, and I actually didn't have any projects in mind! The last few times I've had quite a list to choose from. But of course I had to find something. Even as humid as it's been lately, I noticed my hands were starting to dry out. So I decided to make Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub, inspired by this pin, originally found here.

I only made half of the "recipe", but the ingredients stayed the same:
Olive oil

1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
Zest of one lemon
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then fill up a mason jar or any jar with a lid that closes tightly. That's it!

This is a small mason jar (12 oz. I think) and you can see that it didn't fill it up all the way. I think the full recipe would fill up the jar, and you'd have a bit extra.

I dressed up the jar a bit with scrapbook paper on the lid, and took this opportunity to try out my new 1/8" hole punch, and made a little tag.

It's definitely oily when you put it on, but it absorbs quite nicely. If you really like the lemon scent, you might want to use extra zest, or maybe even a few drops of lemon essential oil. I can also see why the original creator included a spoon. It does separate quite a bit, so you'll need to give instructions to "shake and scrub". :-)

This would be easy to make a large batch of and pack up as sweet little gifts. Use small tins and they'd be great shower favors!

Check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge participants back over on Young House Love


  1. Hi Kristen - I found you at the Pinterest Challenge. Thanks for sharing the scrub recipe. I have plenty of lemons at home that need to be used, so I'll be making this tonight.

    Lisa @ Paintbrush & Screwdriver

  2. I just started following your blog. This looks delightful! I can't wait to give it a try. :)

  3. This is wonderful! I did a pumpkin pie scrub for my friends for Christmas and so now that it's summer I should do lemon... and I think I have a lemon in the fridge!

  4. :-) There should be one for every season!