Lemonade Scented Lemon Sugar Scrub


Enjoy the scent of lemonade all year long with this easy to make Lemon Sugar Scrub. The free printable labels and tags make it a great DIY gift idea too!

Summer and lemons go together like surf and sand. And nothing quite says summertime like lemonade. Now you can enjoy the scent of lemonade all year long with this easy to make Lemon Sugar Scrub.

Lemon Sugar Scrub by The Birch Cottage

Hello, Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® friends! I’m Pam from The Birch Cottage and I’m back again this month to share yet another DIY project with you. This Lemon Sugar Scrub really is not only easy to make, but you probably have all the ingredients you need right in your kitchen.

A lemon sliced in half

I make this sugar scrub using the juice of one lemon, but you can also make it using essential oil. I haven’t actually tried making it with essential oil, but I’ve found other very similar recipes that use essential oils instead, like this recipe from I Heart Naptime.

Lemon Sugar Scrub Supplies

Supplies you need to make lemon sugar scrub

There are a few supplies you’ll need to make this lemon sugar scrub.

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Food ingredients needed

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

Kitchen Supplies you need

Lemon Sugar Scrub Tips

Lemon Sugar Scrub by The Birch Cottage

You’ll find the entire recipe for my lemon sugar scrub in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Here are a few tips that I learned and I wanted to pass along to you.

Mix and Melt everything in the microwave

It just goes so much faster. You have to watch it closely.

Lemon Sugar Scrub by The Birch Cottage

Roll the lemon on the counter first

Whenever you need to get fresh juice out of a lemon, roll it out on the countertop before you cut it in half. This will soften the lemon, making it easier to squeeze.

Lemon Sugar Scrub by The Birch Cottage

Add lemon zest and sugar

While it is an optional step, I definitely recommend adding fresh lemon zest and some sugar. It will give it a sweet and fresh aroma.

Lemon Sugar Scrub by The Birch Cottage

Store the body scrub in wide-mouth jars

You can use any type of container you wish. I just found that wide-mouthed ones are easier for me to reach when I’m trying to get the scrub out.

Lemon Sugar Scrub by The Birch Cottage
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Lemon Sugar Scrub

This simple lemon sugar scrub has the wonderful aroma of lemonade and makes for an aromatic handmade gift!
Servings: 8 oz
Author: Pam: The Birch Cottage



  • Melt ¼ cup coconut oil in microwave safe measuring cup for about 30 seconds.
  • Measure 1 cup sugar into a medium size mixing bowl.
  • Gradually add melted coconut oil to sugar and mix to combine.
  • Roll a lemon against the counter, applying pressure with the palm of your hand until the lemon has softened. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl with the sugar and coconut oil. Mix until well combined with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Grate 2 tablespoons lemon zest and add to sugar mixture. Mix with wooden spoon until well combined.
  • Spoon sugar scrub into one 8 oz wide mouth jar or two 4 oz jars.
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Free Printable Lemon Sugar Scrub Labels and Tags

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Free Printable Lemon Sugar Scrub Labels

Because I just love to give homemade gifts, I wanted to provide you with some free printable labels for your lemon sugar scrub. There are two different printables. One is the sugar scrub label and is designed to be applied to the lid of your Mason jar. The other is a sugar scrub tag that was designed to be attached with twine or string around the jar. The label reads, “Lemon Sugar Scrub” and the tag lists the ingredients and use instructions.

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Finishing Your Lemon Sugar Scrub

Print either the label or the tag — or print both! Affix the label to the lid of your jar. Attach the tag around the lid or jar.

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The Lemon Sugar Scrub Labels were designed for use with Avery 22817 round printable labels. Although you can print the labels out on regular printer paper or card stock, I highly recommend the use of the adhesive Avery labels. Simply print out the labels and affix to the lid of your jar.

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The Lemon Sugar Scrub Tags were designed for use with Avery square tags. Again, you could print them out on regular printer paper or card stock, but I highly recommend the use of Avery’s printable tags. The tags actually come pre-punched, making attaching the tags to your jar even easier.

Other Sugar Scrub Recipes

There are plenty of homemade sugar scrub recipes and you’ll even find some of the best right here on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®. You know, I don’t even know why someone would buy a sugar scrub when you can make the real thing so easily and inexpensively. Besides this Lemon Sugar Scrub, you’ll find Coconut Lime Foot Scrub

Make your own refreshing Coconut Lime Foot Scrub, then download and print the label to create a pretty gift craft in a jar!

and this Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar Scrub.

Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar Scrub by The Birch Cottage

Wouldn’t this Coconut Lime Foot Scrub be perfect paired with this Lemon Sugar Scrub?! All three of these scrubs work amazingly well, are easy to make, and come with printable labels. And, they all are perfect for gift giving!

I make sugar scrub for my family every year. Why? Because they love it and it’s so easy to make! I just happen to think the refreshing scent of lemons will make for a nice little “burst of summer” during the dreary winter days – or any time, for that matter!

If you like this Lemon Sugar Scrub, you might also like these other handmade gift ideas from The Birch Cottage:

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DIY Sugar Hand Scrub from The Birch Cottage uses Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap and Sugar for a fantastic gift idea!

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  1. Does this recipe have a shelf life (since it uses real juice instead of essential oil?) Wondering if I should advise the people I share it with to store in the fridge?

    1. Rose, that is a great question. I’m sorry I didn’t think to include that information in the instructions.
      This sugar scrub does not need to be refrigerated. Refrigerating would cause the scrub to harden. It does have a generous shelf life of 2-3 months.
      I hope this helps!!
      Pam Baker
      The Birch Cottage

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