Lemon Lime Sugar Scrub

DIY Lemon Lime Sugar Scrub - A Delightful Home

This is my favorite sugar scrub to make. It easily rivals anything I have ever purchased!

Excellent as a body scrub, it is also lovely to use on your hands when you need a quick pick-me-up. Citrusy and fresh, this scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Once you have the ingredients on hand, it will take all of 5 minutes to put this beauty together.

Side Note:

And, may I encourage you to invest in some good essential oils? I put it off forever, thinking they cost too much, but now that I have them, I use them all.the.time. Not just for making body products, also for cleaning, and homemade remedies for sick, or tired folks. I get most of mine from Mountain Rose Herbs. But have also purchased some of the Aura Cacia brand through Frontier Co-op and at the health food store.

lemon lime sugar scrub DIY

Lemon- Lime Sugar Scrub

This recipe was adapted from Babean’s Lime Mint Sugar Scrub.

1/3 cup virgin coconut oil, melted over low heat.
2 cups sugar
20 drops lime essential oil
3-5 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops orange essential oil
3 drops bergamot essential oil
½ teaspoon green sugar sprinkles, optional (I didn’t use them in the scrub pictured)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
(May substitute Safflower, Jojoba or Avocado oil.
Or make a mix of a few of these to add up to ½ cup)


  1. Mix all ingredients, except for olive oil, in a large bowl.
  2. Gradually add olive until you reach the desired consistency.
  3. Put in a pretty jar! And add a label.
    I love to make my labels using the funky fonts from Kevin and Amanda’s Fonts for Peas. They are awesome.)
  4. Scrub on desired area and rinse off with water. (Is especially useful to aid in the sloughing of dead skin…back of arms, hands etc.)
  5. Enjoy the refreshing fragrance of lemon and lime.

Have you ever made (or used) sugar scrub? What’s your favorite sugar scrub scent?

If you like this scrub, you will probably enjoy my e-book, Simple Scrubs to Make and Give. It’s on sale now!


Essential oil set


  1. I love this! I plan to make some for my Mom and if the kids are helping me it can count as their gift to me. I have most of the essential oils but not bergamot. Is there something I can substitute for that? Funds are tight right now and I’ll have to ship this gift.
    I forgot to thank you for telling me the ounces that the homemade peanut butter will make. You may not remember me asking that question, but thanks for providing the info.

  2. I need to make this right now! It sounds divine. I love lemon/lime smells and this will be so decadent. Thanks!

  3. Lemon is my favorite scent! This combo sounds like it would go perfect together. Do you have a ‘follow” button on your blog? I didn’t see one…I would love to stay connected with your posts

    Delighted Momma

  4. I’m hoping to make this for some Christmas presents…sounds wonderful! My question is kind of silly, but how did you get the paper on the lid of the jar? It makes it look so cute and ties it all together. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ooh – yummy! Can’t wait to make this one.

  6. This sounds so yummy! I can’t wait to try it. :)
    I have two sugar scrub recipes that I love that I wanted to share with you. (You did ask for feedback. lol)
    The first one I call Lemon Meringue Sugar Scrub. 1/2 C regular sugar, 1/2 C brown sugar, lemon essential oil, vanilla (I use vanilla extract or sometimes vanilla flavored coffee syrup lol), and 1/2 C – 1 C carrier oil.
    The second one is Sugar Cookie Sugar Scrub. This one is super simple! 1 C sugar, 1/2 C carrier oil, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp almond extract.

    • This sounds so good how much lemon essential oil do you use and vanilla extract for the Lemon Meringue Scrub.

      • I use about 7 drops of the lemon oil to start with and add more until I get the amount of scent that I want. The same with the vanilla except that I start with about 1/4 tsp. 😀

  7. Crystal,

    Hope you can answer my question would like to make some I have all the ingredients. Thanks!

    • I use about 7 drops of the lemon oil to start with and add more until I get the amount of scent that I want. The same with the vanilla except that I start with about 1/4 tsp.

  8. is it possible to use other oils like vanilla? im giving this to my mom, and shes alergic to lemmon and lime, and i know she really likes vanilla

  9. Hello, after reading this awesome article
    i am also delighted to share my know-how here with colleagues.

  10. I bought your book several weeks ago and I love it! Consider me a fan :)

  11. hi i was wondering do the scrubs last for long ? I am just thinking of making them for gifts.
    love the site thank you for all the wonderful information :)))

    • They last quite a while. Anywhere from 3-6 months. This one is especially long lasting because of all the essential oils in it.

  12. How many jars can this recipe make? What’s the jar’s oz?

    • Hi Angela,

      This recipe makes a little over 2 cups. Maybe 2 1/4 cups? (About 16-18 ounces) I can usually squeeze most of it inside a pint sized canning jar (but might have a little left over). I usually divide it up between two wide-mouth 1/2 pint jars.

      The jar pictured is an old jam jar and doesn’t include the full recipe.

      Hope that helps.



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