Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub – Make At Home

Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub


Good for the face, neck, hands, and feet for cleansing, smoothing, and moisturizing.

“Everyone should exfoliate, every day, even guys.” ~ Bette Midler

When I ran out of my favorite Bert’s Bees exfoliate a couple years ago, I changed my ways for good. I didn’t like the additive ingredients listed on the label. Bert’s Bee’s is supposedly all natural, so why all the extra stuff? Probably to extend shelf life and patent the product.

On the label I noticed main ingredients I have around the house: sugar, honey, lemon. I did research, experimented, and came up with this delicious, homemade & biodegradable body product recipe to share with you – and without the microbeads!

This sugar scrub recipe makes one and a half cups; enough to fill two small Kerr 4 oz. jars. It can be modified to make a large amount. I choose to use all-organic ingredients, but it’s not necessary for the final product. 


  • 1 cup granulated sugar (white or brown)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • The rind of one small lemon


Mix sugar, olive oil, and honey together in a bowl. Shred and add lemon rind. Stir to combine.

Scoop into a wide-mouth container with a lid. I reuse the Bert’s Bee’s container and clean it with soap & warm water before every refill. You can also use glass canning jars available at most home and hardware stores, or reuse 4-8oz body product containers you already have once empty. This sugar scrub is fresh, so use within a few weeks and be sure to always scrub the skin gently with it. I place it on my shower caddy and use daily. It also makes a great homemade gift.


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