Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub


During the winter I struggled with the embarrassing problem of having dry hands. The dry winter weather has wreaked havoc on my skin in general, so I decided enough was enough. Since many of us are on a budget, I decided to use whatever I have in my pantry to make a simple, easy to use lemon sugar scrub for your skin. You should already have most, if not all, of these items in your kitchen pantry already. If not, these items can be found at your local grocery store for less than $20.


1 medium lemon
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup grapeseed oil (buy grapeseed oil here.)
2-3 tbsp honey (optional)
1 tbsp coffee grounds (optional)

The amount of the ingredients you use depends on how much you want to make for yourself. I suggest not making too much because the mixture should be used within a month of being made since the items are food items and thus perishable.


Take a medium sized mixing bowl.

Add a cup of sugar followed by half a cup of grapeseed oil. Sugar and Oil should have a 2:1 ratio.

Start to mix using a spoon until it develops a slushy texture. Add 2-3 tablespoons of honey.

Squeeze half a medium sized lemon into the mixture. (If you are planning on using this regularly, then consider purchasing lemon juice here.) Zest the lemon and add to the mixture. You can use a grater to zest the lemon. If you stir it enough, you should not be able to see the zest. It is okay if you are able to, however.

Repeat once or twice a month or as needed.

The mixture above makes enough for a 10 oz spice jar or you can gift them to other in smaller spice jars that are 2.5 oz each.

There is no need to put this in the fridge, but remember to use the scrub within 1 month of making it. Also, you can use this scrub for your entire body in the shower.