DIY Citrus Fresh Sugar Scrub

I am obsessed with this DIY sugar scrub. My friend Crystal made a batch at my very first essential oils party at a friend's house, and it was a million times better than any other store-bought scrub I've ever used. It is SO moisturizing and you get the extra benefits of essential oils that are great for your skin.

I had to wait (patiently) until after Christmas to post this recipe, because I made up a huge batch and gave it away as Christmas gifts! It's the perfect thing to give away to friends and family members - what woman do you know who wouldn't love a great exfoliating, moisturizing sugar scrub? You will be all the rage with the women in your life when you make a batch of this!

The original recipe for this scrub used only Lemon Essential Oil, which is a really happy scent. Citrus oils have a multitude of benefits, so I decided to use a blend called Citrus Fresh.


For one, the scent is amazing. It's so refreshing and bright! 
Citrus Fresh is a blend of Lemon, Mandarin, Tangerine, Orange, Grapefruit, and Spearmint oils. 


2 cups white granulated sugar (don't eat it - use it for sugar scrub!)
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp pure lemon juice
20 drops Citrus Fresh Essential Oil

In a mixer, add your sugar and slowly add olive oil while mixing on low. Add lemon juice and mix well. Lastly, all your 20 drops of Citrus Fresh. 
Scoop into glass mason jars or glass containers of your choice and enjoy!

It seriously takes just a few minutes and this scrub can be used for everything! I have several friends who use it for face wash. I have used it as a cleanser/exfoliator in the shower, which I absolutely love because you leave the shower feeling so moisturized! Keep some by a kitchen sink for a moisturizing hand scrub after doing the dishes! The possibilities are endless! 

Please note - because of the high content of citrus oils in this scrub, it is best to use glass containers to store this scrub. Citrus oils can eat through plastic and you'd have a big mess! 

Also - these oils are all natural citrus products, so there can be some photosensitivity. Don't use this scrub all over your face & body and then go sunbathing. 

If you'd like more information about Young Living Essential oils, or would like to purchase Citrus Fresh or a Premium Starter Kit, please email me at hbshanks@gmail.com or message me on Facebook! I'd be happy to share more information about these awesome oils!