Natural Creamy Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Natural Homemade DIY Creamy Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Scrub Recipe

Raise, a new online website that allows you to buy and sell gift cards is currently running a “Give Yourself A Raise” campaign that focuses on the importance of rewarding ourselves for all of the hard work we put in everyday as moms. So I thought I’d share one of my favorite treats that I like to give myself whenever possible – a luxurious sugar scrub!

Since the shower is where I get most of my “quiet” time, it’s also where I sort through the things I need to do for the day, work out issues and just simply unwind. Treating myself to a homemade sugar scrub helps not only in the unwinding, but it also keeps my skin looking great – which is even more important with warmer weather on the way! (Hurry up, spring!)

Spring Inspired Natural Lemon and Poppyseed Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

So here’s a new homemade lemon poppy seed sugar scrub recipe I created this weekend that you can treat yourself to anytime! And you don’t have to be in the tub to enjoy it! Keep some by the sink to exfoliate and moisturize hands throughout the day.

I crafted this particular natural sugar scrub with spring in mind – thus the fresh lemon fragrance and poppy seeds. The addition of shea butter makes this scrub extra creamy rather than oily or drippy which is one of my pet peeves. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Beauty DIY - Natural Homemade Lemon and Poppy Seed Sugar Scrub Recipe

Natural Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Scrub Recipe

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4.25 oz. white granulated sugar
1 oz. refined shea butter
.5 oz. refined jojoba oil
.25 oz. apricot kernel oil
.5 ml lemongrass essential oil
.5 ml peppermint essential oil
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds


Using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the shea butter in a large glass pyrex measuring cup. Heat on reduced power in the microwave just until melted, then weigh out the jojoba and apricot kernel oil and stir into the liquified shea butter. Measure out the essential oils using a graduated plastic transfer pipette and add to the oils. (If you’d like to tint your scrub as I did, simply add 2-3 drops of food coloring or liquid melt and pour soap colorant.)

In a separate container weigh out the sugar and add the poppy seeds. Pour the sugar and poppy seeds into the melted shea butter and oils and mix well using a fork. Finally spoon into a container of your choice. I used a glass jar with a bail lid that I purchased from Target for $3.59.

If you’d like to swap out the essential oils for a fragrance oil, use 2 ml of your fragrance oil of choice. Keeping with the lemon theme, I’m pretty sweet on using¬†lemon pound cake fragrance oil.

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About Rebecca D. Dillon

Rebecca D. Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can learn more about Rebecca by checking out her bio. Or discover more great skin care & beauty recipes by subscribing to Soap Deli News blog via email.


  1. I have got to make these. I bet they smell so good.

  2. This recipe looks great! Love the addition of Shea butter! Do you think I could sub in other oils, like sweet almond, avocado?

  3. Are all of your scrubs shelf-stable? They all sound so wonderful!

  4. How much does this make?