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I love to drink lemonade in the summertime and fresh, invigorating citrus scents in my body scrubs. Lemon is a great natural deodorizer, which makes this Lemonade Hand Scrub excellent to use on your hands after smelly chores like cutting garlic and handling other pungent foods, doing dishes, gardening, etc.
I especially like to use this scrub after cooking. I tend to wash my hands a lot when I cook, especially if I’m handling raw meat, so I need to moisturize my skin when I’m finished in the kitchen.
This recipe also calls for coconut oil, which is currently my favorite oil to use on my body. I always have some coconut oil on hand for cooking, and I like the mixture of bright, invigorating lemon and faint, sweet coconut scent in this scrub. Of course, you should feel free to use your favorite oil in all these recipes.
Lemonade Hand Scrub Recipe
Lemonade Scrub is great to use all over your body, but you must be careful using lemon on your skin.
Lemon juice and cold pressed lemon essential oil are phytotoxic, which means if you put these on your skin and go out in the sun or use a tanning bed, you may suffer from severe burns – even if you rinsed off the lemon very well.
To prevent this, use steam distilled lemon essential oil. Lemon juice and essential oil may also bleach out your skin (which some users may want to remove dark spots). If you see any unwanted skin pigments changes, discontinue use.
I still use lemon juice because I have never had a problem with this when using this recipe for hand scrub – plus, I mostly avoid spending too much time in the sun.
- 1 cup white or pure cane sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons) or 15 drops steam distilled lemon essential oil
- Combine sugar and coconut oil.
- Add lemon juice (or essential oil), and mix thoroughly.
- Store in tightly sealed mason jar(s).
I hope you enjoy this Lemonade Hand Scrub recipe!
I would love to hear from you!
Do you like using hand and body scrubs in your self-care routine? Please let me know if you try this scrub in the comments below!