DIY Citrus Sugar Scrub

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Looking for a new body scrub that smells delicious and makes your skin feel amazing? This Citrus Sugar Scrub is my summertime favorite!

Here are a couple more sugar scrub recipes we think you’ll enjoy – Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub and Pumpkin Brown Sugar Scrub.

small jar of citrus sugar scrub on the counter

Pamper Party

Who says you need a special occasion to treat yourself? Gather your girlfriends and get ready to indulge in a cozy evening filled with laughter, treats, relaxation, and the delightful scent of a homemade citrus sugar scrub.

Sounds dreamy, right?

Let’s dive into this fun and fabulous DIY experience that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and your spirit more than rejuvenated!

wrapped party gift of nail polish and sugar scrub

Why Sugar Scrubs?

Sugar is a natural exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth, and radiant. Plus, creating your own sugar scrub allows you to customize the ingredients to suit your skin’s needs and preferences. It’s a win-win!

This recipe has only four ingredients, and takes less than five minutes to make! Here is the simple recipe –

Citrus Sugar Scrub Recipe


  • zest of one lemon
  • zest of one lime
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened (not liquid) coconut oil
  • 2-3 drops lemon essential oil


  1. In a medium bowl, rub the lemon and lime zest into the sugar using your fingers to release the oil.
  2. Add the coconut oil and essential oil, then stir to combine.
  3. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
long image of a citrus sugar scrub next to a lemon and lime

Enjoy Your DIY Sugar Scrub Girls Night In!

  • Music & Ambiance: Create a relaxing atmosphere by playing your favorite spa-inspired playlist and lighting some scented candles.
  • Refreshments: Serve light and refreshing snacks, like fruit platters, charcuterie boards, or sparkling water with citrus slices, to keep the pampering session going.
  • Activities: Consider having everyone bring a favorite item in a certain price range and turn the night into a Favorite Things Party.
  • Takeaway Treats: Send your guests home with their personalized sugar scrubs as a thoughtful and practical party favor.

I always like to package up the leftover sugar scrub in cute jars and then send it home with my guests. These mason jars along with some nail polish and emery boards look cute, don’t they? It’s a fun little memento to remember a fabulous girls night!

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  1. I’ve been looking for a great recipe for sugar scrub, and it looks like I found it!! I’m definitely making this soon. 🙂