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Make-It-Yourself Lemon Sugar Scrub & More Mother’s Day Ideas!

Make-It-Yourself Lemon Sugar Scrub is a great gift idea that is so easy to make!  All you need are 3 simple ingredients to make this gentle sugar scrub.  And make sure to keep reading for many more great handmade Mother’s Day gift ideas!

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Hello friends!  There is so much fun and inspiration for you here today!

I’ve teamed up with a group of talented gals to bring you some handmade gift ideas for Mother’s Day!  There really is nothing like giving and receiving a handmade gift…they’re just so full of love!  So I hope that all together we can give you some ideas to make the Mother in your life feel really special!

So to kick things off, the handmade gift I wanted to share with you is this Make-It-Yourself Lemon Sugar Scrub!  It really does smell as good as it sounds.

Make-It-Yourself Lemon Sugar Scrub & More Mother's Day Ideas!

This lemon sugar scrub has simple and clean ingredients…all you need is a fresh lemon, some granulated sugar and coconut oil.  Mix it all together and you have a wonderful sugar scrub which is perfect for scrubbing your hands or any other parts that need a good exfoliation (the sugar exfoliates and the coconut oil moisturizes).  I really love to use it on my hands and legs…smoooooooth skin anyone?  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Make-It-Yourself Lemon Sugar Scrub
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  • 1 cup cup granulated sugar
  • juice from 1/2 a fresh lemon
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • lemon zest


  1. In a bowl mix together the sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and coconut oil until thoroughly combined.
  2. Put into a container for use.
  3. NOTE: If the sugar scrub is too runny, just add more sugar.

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And can I just say that this scrub tastes delicious?  Yes I tasted it and I don’t regret it one bit.  I figure if I’m going to put it on my skin, I should be able to eat it right?  In fact it tastes so good that I would actually consider spreading it on top of warm vanilla muffins.  Oh yes I would.

Make-It-Yourself Lemon Sugar Scrub & More Mother's Day Ideas!

I hope you try this Lemon Sugar Scrub…it’s divine.  Make a batch for you and a batch for Mom.

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Now itโ€™s time to check out more Handmade Mother’s Day Gift ideas from these amazing gals! Iโ€™d love it if you would check them out too, and support their incredible talent. Enjoy!

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Shauna of Satori Design for Living made a Pink Grapefruit Salt Soak
Christina of The DIY Mommy shows you how to make a Mini Fairy Garden in a Tin
Jenn of Clean & Scentsible made Vintage Wood Transfer Photo Coasters
Tara of Suburble put together a Weathered Gift Tray Tutorial
Kristi of Making it in the Mountains shows you how to make a DIY Blanket Ladder
Lucy of Craftberry Bush shows you how to make this Press Fern Resin Tray
Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs has a recipe for a Lemon Coconut Sugar Scrub
Alex of Northstory made these fantastic Photo Tea Bags
Virginia of Fynes Designs has a free Apron Sewing Pattern
Krista of Happy Housie made a DIY Silhouette Image Tea Towels

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Have an inspired day!

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  • Reply Kristi May 1, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    I’ve always wanted to make my own scrub! And there’s nothing in the world I love more than LEMON! I can’t wait to whip up a batch for some deserving Mommies in my life, and of course keep a little for myself too!

  • Reply Shauna May 1, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    Sugar scrubs are the best, especially when they’re made with ingredients you can actually pronounce (unlike some expensive store bought ones). I don’t doubt it smells divine, and there’s really nothing wrong with wanting to eat it. I would too!

  • Reply Virginia Fynes May 3, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    mmmm, I think I would try eating it too! Great gift idea

  • Reply Christina @The DIY Mommy May 5, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    Mmmmm! I can just imagine the smell of this. I need to try to make some for my mom – sounds really easy!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife May 6, 2015 at 10:37 AM

      Thank you Christina! It’s so simple to make and so great – I use it almost everyday!

  • Reply Tara May 5, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    This looks divine, Jo! I’m definitely pinning this!

  • Reply Travel Animal Doctor May 6, 2015 at 7:00 AM

    That looks like a heavenly recipe. I must try for my mom.

  • Reply lorraine williamson May 6, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    this is lovely and so fun to make and try will be pinning thanks for sharing and have a great mother’s day

  • Reply Kyla @HouseOfHipsters May 9, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    Oh I so want to make this one. I like that I don’t have to buy a thing either. I have everything right here in my kitchen! Thanks for linking up at Found & Foraged. See you tonight at 8PM!

  • Reply Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden May 10, 2015 at 2:43 AM

    Such a elegant gift to make! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

  • Reply Diane May 11, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Gosh LEMON! What a great idea for a face scrub. Must do this one for summer time!
    Thanks for linking up at #PureBlogLove PIN LINK party. Remember our party rules have changed. Weโ€™d love to have you link a PIN LINK at our next party so we can add you to our #PureBlogLove Craft board! We always comment right on the PINS and give them a love.! Looking forward to seeing your ideas at our next party!

  • Reply Kayla May 14, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    This is an amazing recipe, and I bet that lemon gives a nice refreshing feel to the face scrub!

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