Friday, September 23, 2011

Lemon Aid - DIY scrub

I love creating scrubs, lotions and other goodies from scratch. It’s so much fun gathering up my ingredients and seeing them transform into something completely different before my eyes.

Sometimes I want something quick and simple. Lemon Aid sugar scrub it is! You can use this scrub on your face & body, it’s especially good for acne prone, and oily skin types, just be very careful if you currently have breakouts and don’t scrub too hard! I especially like using it on my t-zone, the area is usually breakout free for me, but extra oily.

This recipe is simple… sugar & lemon juice. You can use a fresh lemon if you have them, but I just as often use bottle lemon juice.  You can mix up sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl and apply to your wet skin with fingers, or douse a cotton ball with juice, dip into sugar and apply to your skin that way. The latter works great if you’re just using it just on your face.   

Only mix up what you plan to use in one sitting. If using a fresh lemon, cut into thick slices, sprinkle them with sugar and rub onto wet skin. Remember to thoroughly cleanse your skin before using this or any scrub.

When using this scrub, be sure to apply sunscreen, as lemon juice can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. 



  1. This sounds simple and fun, I think I'll have to try it out. Greetings from a fellow pacific NW blogger :) I'm from Portland.
    Cute blog!

    xo, Samantha