DIY Energizing Citrus Hand & Body Scrub


diy energizing citrus hand and body scrub

I love a nice body scrub. What I don’t like are ingredients I can’t pronounce nor easily identify.  I do love some fresh scents- and citrus is one of the scents I love best.  It’s energizing, it’s refreshing, and not to “girly” for the men in my house.  We had a Mom’s Club playdate this week and made DIY Energizing Citrus Hand & Body Scrub for all of us to bring home- super simple, and 100% customizable!  I have one of these up in the bathroom for showers, and another by the kitchen sink for hand washing- it’s been working great for keeping food odors away!

What you need:

6 cups granulated sugar

2 cups olive oil

6-8 TBSP Lemon Juice

Zest of 1 lemon

Zest of 1 orange

Lemon Extract or Essential Oil (I use Nielsen Massey Pure Lemon Extract) (To scent preference)

Orange Extract or Essential Oil (I use the Nielsen Massey Pure Orange Extract) (To scent preference)

What you do:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Put into containers.  You can be fancy or basic here- it’s up to you. These would make a cute gift in a nice little glass jar or tin with a ribbon, but will work the same in a plastic container that you already have in the house. We did mason jars because we had some.

Jenni found the Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe on Seven Clown Circus via Pinterest– we just changed it up a bit.

 

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154 comments… add one
  • Thank you! What a great idea!

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  • This sounds great, I am always running out of hand soap, and I really like nice smellies. Thank you for posting this, I will definately be trying this:)

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  • I have been looking for a good recipe for this for along time now….Thanks for posting this.

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  • I actually did try this, and added a touch of jasmine and light patchouli. Oh how nice, to turn my bathroom into a spa, thanks!

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  • I have actually did this and it turned out perfect!! I use it everyday!! Thanks for the recipe.

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  • I love DIY body treatments-this seems really fun & easy, thank you-I’m definately going to try it!

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  • I love this idea! Thanks so much :)

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  • I love this idea! Thanks

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  • I love this idea!

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  • My sister’s birthday is in a couple of days. This will make a great gift for her. Thanks.

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  • I just made my own sugar scrub this weekend – so fast & inexpensive. I’m hooked now – especially after I just saw a 16oz tub of sugar scrub going for $32 at one site!!

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  • oh my! my kids and I saw this recipe of yours on Saturday. went to the store and picked all the stuff up. and made it yesterday. this stuff is amazing. thanks!

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  • Sounds amazing, i am absolutely addicted to citrus scents, and this being natural is even better!

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  • I have to try this….my daughter loves fruity based scents to wear

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  • This is a great easy recipe. I can’t wait to try this! This would make great Christmas gifts.

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  • I bet those scents mixed together smell heavenly. It is so cold in the Pacific NW that I bet this would make my skin feel good. Thank you for the recipe.

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  • We don’t have that brand here but like you said, it’s customizable. So thanks for sharing this as we can save a bunch of money making our own!

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  • Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to make this, is sounds wonderful!

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  • Wow! Such a easy peezy recipe! Thank you for it!

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  • I never heard of making your own scrubs this sounds easy and good will try it

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  • I have been looking for an all natural body scrub so thanks alot for the recipe!!

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  • I have all the ingredients…spa day at home for me coming right up! Thanks for the post!!

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  • This sounds great I may try this soon :)

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  • This sounds awesome! I’ve been making my own sugar scrub for a while but have only used lavender essential oil. The citrus would be a nice change. Thanks!

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  • Thanks for sharing this helpful article, a good thing to try out.

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  • I add sugar to the body gels I buy at the store. I have been thinking about making some. Thank you

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  • I love homemade scrubs! This sounds super easy & very luxurious, going to have to try it!

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  • I love making my own DIY hand scrubs! Great recipe. Thanks so much!

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  • This sounds awesome and super easy. Most of the sugar scrubs I see on pinterest have weird oils and stuff for ingredients that I don’t have around the house. I have a gift exchange where I need to do a diy craft like this and I am so going to use this recipe!

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  • I love homemade scrubs. They seem so luxurious & are great gifts as well

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  • This must smell amazing! I love making my own body products.

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  • Thanks!

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  • Cool hme made scrub, sounds like it also smells heavenly..

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  • I never thought to use them in the kitchen. Great idea! Thank you!

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  • I am really in to all-natural, home-made beauty products right now & i LOVE this recipe. Thanks for posting this!

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  • Nice post! I will have to try making this. It seems to be really easy and healthy too…

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  • This is so simple! I have to try it out. I love that it has all natural/common kitchen ingredients!

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  • I like how simple this recipe is. The scrub will do a great job to nourish the skin due to the olive oil and then exfoliate because of the sugar! No need to spend extra money on specialty scrubs that promise to do the same thing. And the home made one doesn’t have any harsh chemicals in it! Thanks for sharing the recipe; I need to make this for myself!

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  • Going to try this one!

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  • i love citrus scent …im gonna try this

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  • I can’t wait to try this scrub and smell the citrus scents.

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  • This sounds like a great variation of the body scrub recipes. I like the zest being used in it.

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  • I have been looking for more homemade recipes. They work just as well and you save alot of money.

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  • I totally love citrus scrubs… thanks for the DIY

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  • Can’t wait to try this! My hands have been needing some TLC after all this cold weather!

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  • Thanks. I made this and like it.

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  • This sounds like such a simple way to make a body scrub. I’ve never tried anything like this before, but I really need to check this out! Thank you for sharing :)

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  • I am definitely going to have to try this :)

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  • This sounds like it would be a really nice hand and body scrub especially in the winter.

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  • i will try this :)

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  • This would be great to make with the girls thanks
    melissalucky43@yahoo.com

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  • I love having scrubs like this around. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  • I THINK THIS WOULD BE WORTH THE TIME TO MAKE-SOUNDS GOOD….

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  • This is Great!! Def going to make this!!

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  • I am Going to Try this!!!!

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  • OK I have to make the lemon one!

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  • I’ve just started getting into makeing my own health and beauty products. I made a lemon face scrub the other day. This will go perfect with it.

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  • I have made some homemade body wash, but not like this! I am going to have to try this! Thanks for the post :)

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  • This sounds awesome and way cheaper than usually going back to B&BW like I normally do… guilty! lol I’m so going to try this :)

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  • going to make this and give it a try. Thanks

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  • Oooh–gonna have to try this tonight!

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  • Oohh–this looks wonderful! I am going to have to try this tonight.

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  • i’ve also done brown sugar and bodywash for an exfoliant

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  • im very interested in tring this

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  • I love anything that has a citrus smell and this is so easy to make. My sister is coming over this weekend and I will have everything in the house for us to make this body scrub..thanks for posting this!!

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  • This works well and smells good too.

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  • This sounds wonderful, printed it off, and am going to have to try it.

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  • im very curious to try this

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  • I’ve got to try this. It sounds wonderful and I love scrubs!

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  • I have this bookmarked and can’t wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  • This would be a great way to wake up and energize for the day!

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  • Great. I’ll sure try!

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  • Oh I like this I’m going to go get the ingredients and buy it sometime this week! Thank you for sharing!!

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  • I’m so glad I found this. Just ran out of scrub and it’s so expensive. Going to try this.

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  • I’m going to pin this. What a great gift idea!

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  • The other day i had the smell of oranges on my hands and thought i would like to get something that smelled like it….I might have to try this one, thanks

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  • I’ve got to try this. I really like citrus-y scents.

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  • This is really nice, I add a little lavendar oil, though to use.

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  • i bet it smells great. ( :

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  • I love DIY ways to save money and this scrub looks great – I love everything citrus

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  • Been making my own scrub for years. I enjoy the feeling of nice and smooth….aaahhh

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  • What a great idea! I can’t wait to try making this! And it would make great Christmas and/or birthday gifts!!!

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  • I made some homemade citrus scrub for gifts this past holiday season and also mixed in some vitamin e oil and a little bit of coconut oil. Never thought to use the extracts.

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  • I’m going to try this. You post great recipes.

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  • I cannot wait to try this! It would make a great gift!

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  • I love hand scrubs; afterward your hands are just so soft.

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  • This sounds amazing! Plus it sounds like something I’d actually be able to make.i have so many pins of home made body stuff on pinterest but a lot of them include ingredients that just aren’t too easy to come by in my small town.

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  • This would make a lovely homemade gift for someone. It wouldn’t cost that much to produce either. Mmmm…just imagining the aroma.

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  • I am definitely going to try this!

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  • Thanks for this DYI, very useful and easy to do.

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  • I love DIY projects, I’ll give this a try,thanks!

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  • I am going to make this today as I have all of the ingredients on hand, and I even have some of the small jelly jars you used too!

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  • What a great idea, I can’t wait to try this citrusy body scrub. It sounds magnificent!!! And I don’t like things with that strong perfumy smell so this would be perfect! Thanks for the recipe!

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  • cant wait to try this

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  • Oh, oh, oh I want to make this. Do you think coconut oil would work instead of olive oil?

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    • I think coconut oil would work! Letme know if you try it

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  • i have a bottle of wild orange essential oil that i dab on my temples to give myself an energy and mood boost, works pretty well

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    • Oh. I love wild orange!

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  • Awesome DIY! Save so much money!

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  • I am like you I like the citrus smell cause it does always smells refreshing and clean. i can’t wait to make this. Thanks for the post.

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  • Awesome, I’ve been wanting to try something like this for a long time.

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  • love body scrubs, and always have orange and lemon rinds to just toss out. Thank you

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  • Easy and smells good too, thanks for sharing!

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  • i love citrus , so i definately want to try this thankyou

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  • Oh yum, I’m going to have to try this. It will smell heavenly.

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  • I’ve made my own salt scrub, but never my own sugar scrub. I’ll have to try this sometime!

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  • I love products that have familiar ingredients.

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  • IT SOUNDS GOOD AND HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • This sounds great. I will so try this. I hate using things that I can’t pronounce names and do not know were its from. Great idea and thanks for sharing.

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  • This looks so great! I really want to try it soon!

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  • I bet this smells ah-mazing! Not to mention clean!

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  • Neilsen Massy is top quality! I bet those smelled amazing.

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  • This sounds great. I will definately gonna try it.

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  • this sounds like it will do the body good and smell good too

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  • Mmmm…these sound really fresh and citrus smelling. I like to try and make my own products , cheaper and better environmentally for all of use. Thanks so much for the recipe I will pass it around to my family.

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  • I want to try this one and maybe tweak it some for different types of ingredients

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    • Let me know what you try!

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  • oooh! Definitely making this sometime today… it sounds so yummy! (don’t worry, I won’t eat it lol)

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  • I am going to make this thanks for the scrub recipe

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  • I love fresh scents!

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  • Going to make this! ♥ I ‘m pretty sure I already have all the ingredients, so , Wish me luck! lol Thanks!

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  • This is so neat! I love hand and body scrubs and there is nothing more satisfying than using something you made yourself. This sounds fun and easy to make. I know my friends would love to receive this as a gift. I will definitely be making this. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Thanks for sharing,I like this kind of stuff.

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  • simple enough and happy super bowl sunday -go ravens

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  • This scrub sounds amazing!!! I am totally repinning for later! Thank you!

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  • I love the citrus smells so I will be sure to make this…looks yummt and so easy

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  • I make a scrub like this one, only I use Cinnamon and clove powder- it’s quite fun!

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    • oh i would love that for fall! please share!

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  • This looks fantastic. I love using scrubs and I love that you know exactly what is in it.

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  • Thanks for sharing this. I will be making this for myself!

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  • This is great that you can make for yourself.

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  • I love this I am always looking for these types of things that I can make myself thank you so much for sharing!

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  • This sounds great! Thanks for the recipe for it!

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  • i love these, but some are so expensive. this sounds like something i will want to try. thank you.

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  • Thanks for the diy recipes for the scrubs. Love them.

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  • Thank you for sharing. I can hardly wait to make some of this.

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  • I love Pampering Products! I spend a small fortune on them. Thanks for the DIY post. Maybe I should try my hand at making a few. :)

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  • This would be great for after cutting onionsor when you have something you just cant get rid of the smell- like garlic.

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  • This would be great for morning showers! I love making body scrubs, and I will add this one to my list.

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  • This sounds super easy to make with very limited amount of effort involved, which is just my style. I am anxious to give this a try and see how I like it. Thanks for directions.

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  • This sounds amazing. I’m in – I’m gonna pin ya first, then make a huge batch to give to daughters/daughter-in-laws/friends. !!

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  • Sounds lovely – I can’t wait to try to make this!

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  • mmmmmmmmmm, love citrus! Can’t wait to try.

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  • sounds awesome!

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  • I love DIY beauty treatments. Thanks for the tips!

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  • I love this body scrub – I actually just got a citrus blend essential oil for review and I was going to make deodorant with it for me and my girls… maybe I will make this too. Thanks so much! I should probably pin this too so I don’t lose it :)

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  • Thanks for this!

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  • Oh Em Gee! I love anything citrus and even carry around a small bottle of sweet orange essential oil in my purse – I pull it out for a quick whiff whenever I need a lift. For sure I’ll try this scrub as well!

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  • I’ve been looking for an easy DIY scrub that doesnt call for a ton of expensive ingredients. This seems to be just what I needed! Totally gonna try this soon!

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  • This sounds super easy to make. I’ve got a store bought sugar scrub in my shower that I don’t really care for only because you don’t get any lather with it, but I never thought of using it as a hand cleanser. This citrus recipe would probably be great for scrubbing off the scent of garlic and onions on one’s hands when done with cooking. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Thanks for the helpful post!

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  • Thank you so much for the ideas!! I am definately gonna use these DIY products.

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