Sunday, April 28, 2013

Lemon Sugar Scub

Happy Sunday!
Have I got a treat for you!

Spring is in full swing at our house.
In fact, summer is right around the corner.

School is winding down.
The kids are already talking about water parties and lemon aid stands.

I'm loving it!
I can't get enough of this nice weather!

Well, lemon aid and summer time just go together.
So, it's time to pour yourself a glass.

Or even better, let's treat ourselves to some refreshing Lemon Sugar Scrub.
It's a treat for our hands and  feet, lips and knees, not to mention our noses because it smells amazing!

My smart pants niece recently made me some of this scrub and after trying it once  I knew I needed the recipe!
Thanks for sharing Amber!

And because all good things are worth sharing, I'm passing it onto you.
Enjoy!



Lemon Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:
-6 lemons
-1/2 c. granulated sugar
-approximately 1 c. coconut oil (melted)

Directions:
1.Begin by washing your lemons. Grate (aka zest) the lemon peels into a medium sized bowl. A microplane grater would work grate for this. (haha! see what I did there?)
2.Juice the lemons with a juice press (that's the little hand held glass thing that was in all of our grandmother's kitchens). Add the lemon juice to the bowl.
3. Add 1/2 c. sugar to the lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix with a wisk.
4. Gradually mix the coconut oil into the lemon/sugar mixture 1/4 c at a time. I say approximately 1 c. because depending on how much juice you got from your lemons it may be too thick or too thin. So, add 1/4 c. and mix, add another 1/4 c. and mix until it you feel like it is a good consistency. 
*important note* Coconut oil is really, super good for you, but it is most beneficial in its raw form. This is why you don't want to microwave it because the microwave will damage its healthy properties. Coconut oil can easily be melted using a double broiler or a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water.
5.While the scrub is still hot pour it into a mason jar or into cute tiny jars, like the one you see in the photo. My niece filled 40 of these jars with this recipe.

Lemon Sugar Scrub can be used as a hand scrub to soften your hands and even helps get out those stinky onion and garlic odors from cooking. 

You can also use it as a foot scrub when you're getting those tootsies ready for sandal season.

It is great for softening and smoothing dry, chapped lips. 
Just rub a little on your lips in a circular motion, rinse (or lick!) off and apply your favorite chap stick.

You can even keep a jar of the Lemon Sugar Scrub in the shower or bath tub for exfoliating before you shave your legs.

Of course Lemon Sugar Scrub makes a great gift!
My kids each gave a jar to their teachers for teacher appreciation day.

Yep, even the male teacher.
He's a gardener and he was thrilled about his gift.

With Mother's Day coming up Lemon Sugar Scrub would make a great gift for your mom.
(ahem...act surprised Mom...)

My niece gave away 40 small jars of the Lemon Sugar Scrub as favors for a bridal shower.
And I think she's planning on doing the same for an upcoming baby shower.

You get the idea, Lemon Sugar Scrub is a great go-to gift.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Happy crafting and happy scrub making!

5 comments:

  1. Hello - how did I not know about this! I'm SO making some today - I even already have lemons!! It sounds so divine!! :) Love you!!

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    1. It's amazing! You will love it! Love you back! :)

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  2. This is great! Thanks for sharing, Perfect timing too. :-) I need to make up some gifts. Thank You!

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  3. Hi love these scrubs!! Do u know how long this would last before it goes rancid?

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