Lemon Lime Sugar Scrub Recipe

DIY Lemon Lime Sugar Scrub


Welcome to day 2 of our Gift Ideas in a Jar series! Be sure to check out day 1 – Pampering Spa Gift in a jar (by Savannah) if you missed it yesterday. Jar gifts have been around for a while and we love them! They’re so simple and cute and you can get super creative with what to put inside. I love them for a quick birthday, baby shower, baptism, anniversary, Mother’s Day gift etc! Nothing like having a cute jar gift handy when you forget it’s your friend’s birthday!

Today I’m going to share one of my favorite gift ideas, homemade sugar scrubs in a jar.  I love sugar scrubs.  They exfoliate your skin so nicely and you can make them smell absolutely awesome! I’m a huge citrus fan so I decided to make a lemon-lime concoction. My goodness it smells so good and is super easy to make.

Recipe: (Makes 2-3 pint size mason jars)

  • 4 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of lemon or lemon-lime scented liquid soap (I used a lemon citrus hand soap that I found at Michael’s for $1)
  • 2 Tablespoons of lime juice
  • Zest of one lime

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  • Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until you like the consistency. I went for a smoother scrub. Play with the ratios a bit until you get it how you like it. If you want it chunkier or more dry, use less soap or more sugar.
  • Spoon into jars and place lids on tightly.
  • Add your free printable label and give away (or pamper yourself with it!)

For the labels, you are welcome to print this free Exfoliating Sugar Scrub label I made. Please remember these are for personal use only.

Printable Label Materials


Print your labels and cut them out. I used ribbon and glue dots to secure it to the jar. You could even print them on sticker/label paper and stick it right on the jar.

Sugar Scrub Printable


Download the Sugar Scrub printable here or right click and save the above image to your computer.

DIY Sugar Scrub 2


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Mmm… now excuse me while I go draw myself a bath. *winks*

Don’t forget to stop by the rest of this week for more great gift ideas in a jar! Mother’s Day is coming up soon so I’ll bet you’ll need some more ideas.

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  1. Hello, I am thinking of making a couple of batches and keep for emergency gifts 😉
    Do you know how long these can be stored? & the best way to store?

  2. Ooh, the scrub looks yummy! I love that your recipe calls for soap… so many scrubs don’t, and that means an extra step in the shower or bath.: ( Thank you for sharing your delightful tutorial–and the cute printable, too! xoxo

  3. I wouldn’t want to put cheapy soap in mine, because it isn’t good for the skin, but some sort of sulfate-free cleaners or an oil would probably be nice.

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  5. I love the lemon-lime scent- a nice fresh break in dreary winter. I would definitely suggest buying the plastic Mason jars for anything that will be in the bath and shower.

  6. Can you use something like Dove Soap? I have sensitive skin. I want to do this but want to be considerate of others skin is due as well.

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