Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Scrub Recipe: A Luxe Creamy Body Scrub DIY for Soft Beautiful Skin
One of my favorite bath time products that I like to treat myself with whenever possible is a luxurious sugar scrub! This all natural, lemon poppy seed sugar scrub recipe is a luxe, super creamy body scrub that’s perfect for any natural skin care routine. Naturally scented with essential oils, this lemon poppy seed sugar scrub recipe has a fresh and invigorating lemon mint fragrance for the perfect morning pick me up!
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 is the perfect way to sneak in that much needed self care.
Not only does the fresh, invigorating scent of essential oils help me unwind from a long day and ease tension, but it also helps to keep my skin looking great, With warm weather on the way, this is even more important with than ever! Don’t we all want to show off beautiful, glowing skin as we head into spring?
Here’s a new natural 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 my natural lemon poppy seed sugar scrub with spring in mind. Thus the fresh lemon fragrance and poppy seeds. The addition of shea butter makes this homemade body scrub extra creamy, rather than oily or drippy. Messy scrubs are one of my biggest pet peeves. I hope you enjoy this natural sugar scrub recipe much as I do!
Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Scrub Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
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 under $4. You can also find larger, 20 oz. glass jars at the Dollar Tree.
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.
If you like my easy body scrub recipe for making a lemon poppy seed sugar scrub, then be sure to pin this project to Pinterest for later. Alternately, for more pampering bath and body recipes, peruse and follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest here.
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