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Lemon Sugar Scrub

Temperatures are warming up and the first signs of Spring are finally here. Springtime brings with it ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation and renewal. That’s just what this Lemon Sugar Scrub can do for your skin. I guarantee it will have you feeling like a new person!

lemon sugar scrub

I keep a bottle of white sugar at the back-end of my pantry. The only time it comes out to play is when I make a sugar scrub. The combination of sugar, baking soda and chia seeds provides gentle abrasion making this scrub suitable for both your body and face. I used lemon zest as opposed to lemon juice to prolong the shelf life of this product. If lemon juice is used the scrub will be more susceptible to mold.

What about the health benefits of this Lemon Sugar Scrub?

The oils present in the zest of a lemon have various skin benefits. They are rich in vitamin C and citric acid. They are also antibacterial and will help to brighten and lighten your skin. Coconut oil will hydrate your skin while baking soda removes excess dirt and exfoliates. The addition of lemon essential oil is optional. The scrub still smells heavenly without it. The scrub comes together in a few minutes. Gather all your ingredients, combine in a bowl and store in an airtight glass bottle. If your coconut oil is solid at room temperature the scrub will harden. In this case you may use half coconut oil, half sweet almond or olive oil.

Welcoming Spring – Valencian style

Here in Valencia it is not officially Spring until after the fallas. The fallas is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph. Every year from March 15th to 19th Valencia celebrates the final days of the winter and the arrival of spring with a spectacular fiesta filled with bonfires, pyrotechnics, fireworks and a healthy dose of satire known as Las Fallas. I cannot recommend a better time to visit this city than during Las Fallas. You can read more about the fallas here http://www.visitvalencia.com/en/whats-on-offer-valencia/festivities/the-fallas.

Here are some images I took at last years celebration


This DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub exfoliates and brightens skin, and smells truly delicious. Perfect for yourself or as a gift!

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Lemon Sugar Scrub
 
This Lemon Sugar Scrub exfoliates and brightens skin & smells truly delicious. I guarantee you will feel like a new person!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup / 115g white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup/150g baking soda
  • ½ cup / 100ml liquid coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 -2 drops lemon essential oil (optional)
  • zest of one lemon
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Transfer to a glass jar with tight fitting lid.

 

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Deb- It's me, debcb!
    March 22, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Once again, great idea! I loved your lavender one too! Thanks for linking up again at the best of the Blogosphere Linky party. Come back this week!

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      Krystal
      March 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you so much Deb! I love your linky party, I’ll be back for sure.. 🙂

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    Amber
    March 18, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    I never would have thought to use chia seeds. What a great idea! Going to give this a try for sure!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 18, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks Amber! Hope you like it.. 🙂

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    michelle
    March 14, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Ok sorry to be late with this post but here goes…i tried the scrub the first day Krystal posted it. I can only say this AWESOME, AWESOME , AWESOME. I am AMAZED that a homemade scrub can have do so much magic. Coconut oil is quite expensive in Trinidad so I used part coconut and part sweet almond, I doubled the receipe. I was also suprised that the chia seeds did not swell in the oil. You got a number one fan here!

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      Krystal
      March 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Thank you , thank you my lady! What a wonderful review. So glad you liked it.. 🙂

  • Reply
    Megan Stevens
    March 13, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I love how this makes my skin feel! Thanks, too, for sharing the Spanish holiday, really fun to see the pics!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 13, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you Megan. It’s a really fun time of year here!..:)

  • Reply
    Chloe @ How We Flourish
    March 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    This looks lovely! Great idea!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 13, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks Chloe!

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    Dina-Marie @ Cultured Palate
    March 13, 2015 at 3:01 am

    I love DIY products and they make such great gifts! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 13, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks Dina! You’re right they really do make great gifts.

  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    March 13, 2015 at 2:42 am

    What a beautiful DIY recipe. I bet it smells amazing! I love the scent of lemon.

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 13, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks Emily. It smells really refreshing.

  • Reply
    Jaime
    March 13, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Wow, that looks really easy and I’m sure it smells amazing! Thanks for the recipe. =)

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 13, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks Jaime!

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    Andrea Fabry
    March 13, 2015 at 12:18 am

    I love the idea of chia seeds! Can’t wait to try adding it to my scrubs. I love this recipe!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 13, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks Andrea! They add a fun little twist.. 🙂

  • Reply
    linda spiker
    March 12, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Oh gosh. Love this. So pretty and I bet it tastes…I mean smells fantastic!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      lol.. too funny Linda! Yes it smells fabulous!!

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    Rama
    March 12, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I never thought to put chia seeds in mine. Great idea.

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 12, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Thanks Rama!

  • Reply
    Renee Kohley
    March 12, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Ok this momma needs some pampering – i might make this this weekend 🙂 Thank you!!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 12, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      Go for it Renee!

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    michelle
    March 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    going to try this TODAY thanks Krystal

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 12, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you Michelle! Hope you like it 🙂

  • Reply
    Carrie This Home
    March 12, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I love the fresh scent of lemon! It’s a great way to freshen and wake up! Thanks for sharing this recipe–I’m pinning it now and might use it for a gift!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 12, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      There’s just something about lemon that screams fresh! Isn’t there.. 🙂

  • Reply
    Julie
    March 12, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I have to pin this so I can go back later and look at it with my daughter who is always trying these DIYs out.

    • Reply
      Krystal
      March 12, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks Julie!

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