DIY Lemon and Brown Sugar Body Scrub for Dry Skin

As with every summer since infancy, the sizzling sun has left my skin at a level of dry comparable only to the Sahara desert. In need of some serious TLC (and a quick fix), I knew a body scrub was in order.

A great scrub cleans and exfoliates the skin, improves blood circulation and helps remove toxins you inherited from too many summer margaritas.

And why overpay for a fancy French scrub, when Mama Nature gave me all the ingredients I was looking for?



  • 1/4 cup coarse brown sugar (to gently exfoliate without drying)
  • 1 cup grape seed oil (to moisturize)
  • 1/4 cup grated lemon peel (to invigorate your senses)


  • Mix together all ingredients (preferably in a cute mason jar).
  • Gently rub on your body in a circular motion. Concentrate on rough areas like elbows, knees and heels.
  • Rinse with water.


  • Marta P.

    Perfect Scrub for a girls night in!

  • Sam Flowers

    My skin gets so chappy, thank you!

  • Emma Shepherd

    Who needs a spa? Not this girl right here! Love thiiiiis!

  • Debbie Simms

    Ooooh! This sounds delightful. I’ll be DIYing it.

  • Lilah Rosedale

    Love the simple ingredients, this is gonna be a weekly routine for me now.

  • Maureen Campbell

    I don’t know whether to eat it or apply it! Both sound good hehe.

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