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Citrus Sugar Body Scrub

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Note from Mommypotamus: Today’s guest post comes from Julia Lenser of Coco’s Well. Thank you for stopping by to share this recipe, Julia!

My neighbor down the street . . .

Has the most INCREDIBLE meyer lemon tree. Just walking into her backyard with the sweet citrus smell is intoxicating.  As someone who loves creating my own beauty and food recipes – like this DIY diaper rash stick or these real food caramel chews – when I see a Meyer lemon tree I see enormous potential. And lucky me my sweet neighbor lets me sneak into her backyard whenever I please and grab a handful.

We are in a drought here in California, which for me means itchy, dry skin. I decided to use my latest stash of lemons to make a body scrub that would remove dry skin while hydrating at the same time. Oh. and did I mention I wanted to make sure it smelled like you stuck your face in a lemon tree??? That’s where the lemon essential oil came in. I made up one container for myself but this recipe could easily be doubled or tripled and would make the perfect gift. I like to use the scrub to soften my hands, to remove dead skin from my feet and to make my legs silky smooth.

Just as a warning, be careful using this scrub on your feet in the shower because the oil in the scrub makes it very easy to slip (my husband wanted me to add this warning…no explanation needed). I loved the smell of this body scrub so much I also created a lemon body butter. You can check it out over on my blog!


Citrus Sugar Body Scrub



  1. Melt the coconut oil until it has liquified
  2. In a bowl mix together the olive oil, coconut oil, sugar, lemon oil and zest
  3. Mix until well combined and store in your favorite glass jar

Use liberally on your body but avoid the face and eyes.

Note: Citrus oils can cause the sun’s effect on skin to be magnified, so use appropriate measures to protect skin from burning.

Lenser_16About Julia

Julia Lenser, founder of Coco’s Well, is a wife and SAHM. Self-described as the messiest cook in world, she loves cooking nourishing food for her family. Julia loves to help people discover that there are refreshing healthy ways to love yourself and your children while laughing along the way.

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9 Responses to Citrus Sugar Body Scrub

  1. Lisa @ Simple Pairings says:

    Love this idea, Heather! Such easy ingredients too – all that I have on hand, as well! Can’t wait to try this – I bet the scent is so invigorating!

  2. Becky says:

    Julia, do you get hydrated by the rain like a plant?

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  6. Rebecca says:

    I can’t wait to try this! I recently made a Lavender Salt Scrub, now this one is next on my list!

  7. Jessica says:

    What is the shelf life?

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