7.29.2015

DIY Lemonade Mint Sugar Scrub--5 Uses!

mint lemonade scrub uses diy recipe
For my 4th of July party (here's what I wore), I served hot dogs, ice cream, and had a diy lemonade bar. After a night of fun and fireworks, and keeping with the lemon theme, I sent guests home with my DIY Lemonade Mint Scrub. I was convinced I had shared it on here before,  but hadn't, so I'm sharing it today. It's an easy diy (the best kind) but it's also versatile and makes a great gift. Your skin will be soft and glowing.

lemon mint sugar scrub diy
You'll Need:
  • sealable container + utensil for stirring/mixing
  • 2 c sugar 
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops mint essential oil
  • 2/3 c coconut oil or oil of your choice 
  • optional: yellow soap colorant or food coloring

scrubs for glowing skin
To Make:
Place all ingredients into container and mix together. Adjust amounts to desired consistency and scent. This takes about 5 minutes to make and keeps for months.

Tip: I like to melt my coconut oil to make it easier to work with.






5 uses for lemonade mint scrub:

1: Sugar scrub--to exfoliate arms and legs (love this before shaving)
Try using raw sugar for this, as pictured.

2: Lip scrub--you can use real lemon juice and peppermint oil if desired. I like using white sugar for this one. If you use fresh lemons, I wouldn't keep the recipe longer than a couple of weeks. This is a dupe for the Philosophy one that sells for $15!!

3: Hand scrub--this not only keeps hands soft, but is the best for removing kitchen cooking odors from hands.

4: Foot scrub--It's pedi time at home with this lovely scented scrub that also feels cooling. Try salt instead of sugar for a heartier scrub.

5: Lemonade sugar scrub cubes--These require a couple of extra ingredients but transform the original recipe into one that is solid. These look like lemon bars!


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71 comments:

  1. Lemons and mint is such a refreshing combo! This sounds like an amazing scrub! I'm definitely going to make this!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. These pictures look so good I almost want to make it as a drink haha! Lemonade and mint sounds like the perfect combo!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. what a great idea!

    http://amoderngypsy.blogspot.com

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  4. This looks fabulous! I'm going to have to make it.

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  5. This is a fab idea!! And your photography is epic - it looks like a drink!!!

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  6. a diy lemonade bar sounds DIVINE and this scrub sounds good enough to eat;) I will have to try it;)
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  7. Thank you so much! I am definitely making it this weekend. I just bought some fresh lemon oil, so it will be perfect because I love the fragrance and am happy to add it to anything and everything. :)
    x

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  8. I'm going to have to give this a try! Looks like it'll be great! :)
    -Hannah
    www.sweeterthanserenity.com

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  9. This sounds amazing! I couldn't think of a better flavoring and really want to try this out for myself - hope I can pull it off, ha!

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  10. Seriously though...this is too pretty! I want to use it for all of the above - especially on the lips {lip scrubs are my weakness!}.

    xx

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  11. At first I thought that was a yummy drink lol. I bet that is so healthy and refreshing. I loooooe lemon!

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  12. Oooh! I want to try this for my lips!!

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  13. Yum!! I'm a sucker for anything scrubby and have been looking for a good lip scrub recipe! Looks like this is the winner! Thanks for sharing, Elle :)

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  14. Oh this is so great. I totally need to make it, I love lip scrubs.

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  15. This sounds awesome! I love the idea of using it as a lip scrub. I missed that Insta photo, but you look beautiful!

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  16. I bet this smells great too! Love that lemon freshness! :)

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  17. Wow this sounds and looks amazing! I'm down for anything with lemon!

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  18. This looks so good I want to eat it!

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  19. congrats to your cousin!
    this diy looks super easy and would be a great gift! i personally can't stand lemon - the smell or taste - but I know lots of people would love it.. hmm.. seriously, good christmas gift idea!

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  20. great tutorial! It sounds good enough to eat ;)

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  21. This sounds amazing! I have lemon and peppermint oils and just bought new coconut oil so I might have to make some!

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  22. I love lemons!! This looks amazing! And those photos are fab!! <3
    xoxo,
    Amanda | www.TheChambrayBunny.com

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  24. I am definitely making this and keeping it in my shower! Thank you so much for sharing.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  25. This looks so great! The lemon fragrance must be so refreshing :)
    Simimaus

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  26. I bet this smells divine!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. This came out amazing! Such a great DIY! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  28. these photos are beautiful!!! going to have to make this sometime <3

    xx
    Audrey stowe | www.audreymadstowe.com

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  29. This sounds like a great idea! Great photos!

    XO,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  30. Ohhhh lemonade mint scrub???? That sounds heavenly and so easy to make. I love that you gave it away to guests at your party, so sweet. I will have to try this! Where did you get your essential oils from?

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  31. This sounds like it would smell delicious! I would love this as a body scrub.

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  32. I love the smell of lemons too... & I love all that lemons can do anyways - from cleaning to cleansing to health. One more reason to love lemons!

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  33. I love scrubs and lemons and so, the two together are brilliant! What for a lovely idea to give this to your guests! I particularly liked the lip scrub. My lip skin is always so dry, I need to exfoliate it and then apply a good balm!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  34. I can't imagine how great this smells, let alone works!

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  35. Would love it as a lip and foot scrub. Congrats to your cousin!

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  36. This scrub sounds divine...looks divine & I bet it smells divine too! Pinning this image so I can come back to it later and try it!

    xo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

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  37. This literally looks like I could eat it! Reminds me of Lemon Italian Ice!
    I love fresh & minty scents, so I'm sure I would enjoy this! What a great party favor, by the way. Personally, I know I would LOVE to get this as a party favor. xx

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  38. Omg these are so cute! Is it weird I want to eat it?? Looks yummy haha!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  39. Just pinned this Elle! I'm a sucker for anything minty. (:

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  40. What an amazing idea, this scrub looks amazing! I can almost smell it through the screen :-D

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  41. I always want to eat your homemade concoctions. Ha! This sounds so refreshing!

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  42. What a great idea! My mom makes homemade scrubs all the time, going to have to tell her about this one to switch up the usual scents!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  43. Great idea! I'm definitely going to give it a try. I never made a scrub before.
    http://emilymaiko.blogspot.com/

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  44. omg yes! Pinning this Elle! This sounds wonderful and you had me at 'essential oil'! Thanks for linking up to #LetsBeRealTogether! Let's be real, I wish I looked as good as you sans makeup ;)

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  45. I'm going to try this! It seems like such a great lip scrub :)

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  46. I am all about DIYs lately - just posted about my recent DIY on the blog today! Crazy coincidence! But... I am really going to try yours because it looks crazy refreshing and I love scrubs!!
    xx, Karen
    Glam Karen

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  47. I can smell this through the computer. I definitely want to try this!

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  48. I think I saw the behind the scenes photos for this post on Snapchat :) -- the lemon scrub looks great!

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  49. I LOVE this...such a great idea that I am TOTALLY doing this week!!
    Thanks for this post! :)
    xo
    Carrie
    CS Gems

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  50. congrats to you cousin. I alway love your sugar scrub DIY

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  51. Wow, such gorgeous photos and this sugar scrub sounds perfect for the summer!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  52. I know that picture is of the scrub but it made me really want a cocktail! Hahaha. But this scrub sounds amazing!

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  53. Yet another cute DIY! I bet this smells amazing!

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  54. Love this and you photography is amazing. I've made scrubs in the past and they've turned out really great!

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  55. Man! You gave this to your guests?!?! That's just about the coolest thing, Elle:) I need to attend one of your parties:D

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  56. These look so nice! I have to make one to try it out. I'm all about scrubs, but haven't found one that I really like just yet. It's nice that these can be made instead of bought.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  57. I am such a fan of lemon scent. It's so invigorating! I have all these items too! Totally making this!

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  58. At first this looked like a delicious looking cocktail of some kind and then I started realizing as I read it was a scrub. While it wasn't alcohol, this looks AMAZING and you are so crafty! I wish I could whip something usable up like this. Knowing me thought, this scrub would be pure water by the end (I'm so bad at directions). I will definitely try this though and send you a pic! xx

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  59. Okay, this seriously looks good enough to eat! If I can get some lemon essential oil I will totally be making this. It would be so refreshing this week!

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  60. You always take the best pictures! Tell me your secrets! And this look amazing! Jealous I don't get to go home with one haha

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  61. What a fab scrub recipe! I think it's the cutest thing that you sent it home with your guests post July 4th party!

    xo, Christina

    Fitness & Frills

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  62. OMG I loved this DIY its amazing.. need to try this I love the scent of lemons

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  63. oh wow I need to try this! I love love lip scrub. I feel like I can smell that scrub from here and it is making my mouth water! Great DIY Elle!

    xoxo Amanda
    The Miller Affect

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  64. OMG how awesome a hostess you are! This sounds divine for my face. Will have to try it. Thanks for sharing!!

    xoxo
    Brenda
    À LA PLAGE style

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  65. Totally going to make this today! I need to exfoliate and get rid of my sunburned (I know) lizard skin.

    jessica / www.teamwiking.com

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  66. Oooh this is going on my DIY projects to try soon! I made a coffee scrub a few months ago.

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  67. This is awesome and so perfect for summer! I LOVE exfoliating, too perfect. Another awesome DIY and tutorial, girlfriend. :)

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  68. That scrub looks awesome! It looks like it smells amaze!
    xx, Victoria
    memphismadeblog.com

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  69. I love DIY scrubs and actually have all the ingredients somewhere in the house lol!

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