DIY Energizing Citrus Hand & Body Scrub

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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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  • 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

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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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