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homemade sugar scrub with lemon slices
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Homemade Citrus Sugar Scrub

A very easy homemade body scrub using simple ingredients.  Makes a great gift!
Prep Time10 mins
Course: bath and body
Keyword: citrus sugar scrub, homemade sugar scrub, orange sugar scrub
Servings: 1 pint
Author: Katie Shaw


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil see notes for substitutions
  • 1 teaspoon essential oil or fragrance oil approximately 20 drops


  • Melt the coconut oil over low heat on the stovetop, or in the microwave at 50% power for 45 seconds.  Mix in the avocado oil and stir well.
  • Add the sugar and stir to combine.  Add the fragrance or essential oil, if using.
  • Pour into a clean storage container. Stores at room temperature for up to 6 months.


Any skin safe oil that stays liquid at room temperature can be substituted for the avocado oil.  Good alternative are olive oil, castor, or almond.
If your house is very cool, the coconut oil may harden up.  It will melt again in the heat of the shower.