Lavender and Lemon Body Scrub Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Feb 17, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

This lavender and lemon body scrub recipe is the perfect way to exfoliate your dry skin and give a luxury feel with a fraction of the cost.

body scrub in a jar

This lavender and lemon body scrub is a great way to get rid of those winter blues and exfoliate, moisturize and rejuvenate skin!

Homemade beauty products are quick and easy to make. It takes just 5 minutes and a handful of ingredients.

One of the greatest things about diy body scrubs is that the possibilities are endless! Some of my favorites include a citrus sugar scrub recipebrown sugar scrub and a sugar lip scrub.

I’m transitioning from lavender mint to lavender and lemon scrub this month, with an added twist to alleviate my dry skin. 

The constant change in the weather in winter can leave skin dry and irritated. This body polish has a refreshing scent that renews skin while adding a little glow.

Tools to Use to Make DIY Body Scrub

  • Mixing Bowl and Spoon or Food Processor
  • Airtight Container – Weck Jars or hinged lidded jars work well

body scrub recipe ingredients on wood cutting board

Lavender and Lemon Body Scrub Ingredients

  • Vitamin E Oil – known for moisturizing, it prevents and treats dry, flaky skin. It’s said to be anti-aging, but there is little evidence to that. You can substitute with almond oil or grape seed oil which are available at your grocery store. Jojoba oil and coconut oil also work well.
  • Sugar – white granulated sugar gently scrubs away dead skin. If you prefer, you can make it a salt scrub by simply replacing sugar with sea salt.
  • Lavender Essential Oil – this calming scent promotes relaxation. You can substitute your favorite essential oil.
  • Lemon Zest – the zest of 1 lemon adds an additional exfoliating element while adding natural fragrance.
  • Lavender Buds – optional for a hint of sweet fragrance, color and texture.

One of the great things about this recipe is that you can make this to your preference. You can add as little or as much lavender or lemon zest as you want.

How to Make This Easy Body Scrub Recipe

  1. Combine sugar and vitamin E oil in bowl with spoon. Mix Well.
  2. Blend in lavender essential oils, lemon zest and lavender buds to your preference. diy body scrub in mixing bowl with wooden spoon
  3. Store. Transfer mixture into an airtight container. Marinate 24 hours. lavender and lemon body scrub in a jar with wooden spoon

Simple and sweet, that’s how I like it! 

Tips

  • Body scrubs are meant to be used on the body. The face is the most sensitive skin on your body. You also want to avoid skin that is sunburned, chapped or broken.
  • This scrub is best used in your skin care routine 2-3 times a week. Excessive use could cause irritation.
  • Use a scrub is in the shower or bath applying in a circular motion. Rinse off with warm water.
  • Store – Storing in an airtight container allows the scrub to stay moist and last for up to 2-3 weeks. Any airtight container will do, I often like weck jars or mason jars.
  • Gift – Homemade body scrubs are great gifts too! Whether it be for Mother’s Day, a birthday or just-thinking-of-you gift, these scrubs can brighten anyone’s day.

lavender and lemon diy body scrub in jar next to lavender sprigs and lemon slice

More Natural Recipes You’ll Love

  • Sugar Scrub – The original scrub without the additives and alterations.
  • Lilac Scrub – Perfect for spring and a great gift for Mother’s Day.
  • Natural Orange Clove Scrub – Fresh scented scrub that’s just what you need in the winter.
  • Lemon Scrub – This scrub is invigorating and refreshing.

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Lavender and Lemon Body Scrub

This lavender and lemon body scrub is the perfect way to exfoliate your dry skin and give a luxury feel with a fraction of the cost.
Course Beauty
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes
Servings 1
Cost Less than $12

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Airtight container

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Vitamin E Oil {grape seed oil also works}
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Lavender essential oils to your preference
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Lavender buds {optional}

Instructions

  • Combine sugar and vitamin E oil in bowl with spoon. Mix Well.
  • Add in lavender essential oils, lemon zest and lavender buds to your preference.
  • Transfer mixture into an airtight container. Marinate 24 hours.
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