Lemon Mint Sugar Scrub

 Here is a project that a friend shared with me. She found the link here at Under the Table and Dreaming. What a fun and easy project. I made a bunch for gifts this year.
Now I need to make a jar for myself. It really does make your hands feel smooth. I get major winter hands,  so maybe this will help!
2 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. extra virgin olive oil
 few drops of essential oil (I used mostly lemon and a drop of mint)
Mix together and fill jars. I made a double batch and it filled 7 half pint jars.

Use on dry hands to avoid contamination.
I found the tags here. They were blank, so I used my paint program and added the names and labels.

(Lemon Mint pictured below with wooden craft spoons for applying.)

The jars are little canning jars. I love this style. They are more pricey than the regular half pint canning jars, but for little gifts like these it is worth it. That being said, it was still only $4 for 4 jars. I found them at Walmart, but grocery stores sell them as well.


  1. what a great gift (for yourself too)!!!

    I wanted to make scrubs last year but didn’t…I think your post is giving me the push I need to make them this year.

    Love the little jars too! Where did you get them?

  2. Thanks for sharing this! Such a great idea, and something I feel I can make :)

  3. these are great! thanks for sharing!
    taidye original

  4. I love those little jars! I was just thinking today that I was going to make these for my girlfriends for Christmas – now I’m super excited after seeing how cute yours turned out!

  5. Oh my! Found you thru Frugalicious Friday Blog party and am so glad I did. Will be definately making some of the for Christmas gifts. Thank you. New Bulldog Follower! Visit me if you can and follow back if you like…

  6. I love this! I’ve been wanting to find a project for a moms group that I’m a party of, and this would be perfect. I also love the tags. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I am for sure going to make these this year. I have all the stuff and I am getting jars today! Brandy, I’m so excited about this one because it looks easy and who doesn’t love hand scrubs, right?! I even have my brother Ben for Christmas this year and I’m gonna make him some and give him a bag of candy, too. :)

  8. So cute! I’m totally stealing this idea for my co-worker gifts! Thanks!!

    Keep on crafting…you’re awesome!

  9. Luv Luv your recipe..
    come visit me

  10. This is awesome!

  11. I’m so making these for me and all my girlfriends! Love it!!

  12. I love this! What a great gift idea!

  13. I love this idea! Your blog is very nice. I am your newest follower. You can find me at http://www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

  14. Thanks for the idea! These will make great gifts for my girlfriends. I was wondering how long the scrub keeps?


  15. This is a cool idea! You should head over to my blog (karicorsi.blogspot.com) and check out the feature I posted on your blog! Make sure you pick up a button while you’re there!

  16. Yummy! What a great gift idea! And it just so happens that I have a tree bursting with lemons! Would love for you to come link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty! http://bit.ly/bSsG5b

  17. These are great. Good idea for simple and cute gift.

    Visiting from Craft-O-Matic link up party.

    Maka’z Home

  18. I would love to feature you on my blog. Let me know if that is okay. I want to use your photos also. Thanks! http://craftersanonymousclub.blogspot.com/

  19. I featured you on my blog. Check it out! It will post tomorrow.

  20. I found you through Craft-o-Maniac. Nice to “meet” you. :) I’ve decided to do lots of “homemade” Christmas gifts this year, and this is PERFECT! So practical yet so fun and cute! Thanks so much for sharing this….I’m a new follower!

  21. Love it! great neighbor gift.

  22. Love this idea! I think I will be making it very soon…thanks! This is probably a very stupid question, but where do you buy the essential oils? I’m a new Google Reader subscriber :)

  23. uh maze ing!

  24. Sounds great! I made bath salts this year, but I’d like to try a sugar scrub, and who doesn’t love lemon?

  25. Love this! Thanks for sharing. We will be featuring you on our blog ziggycrafts.blogspot

  26. What a wonderful gift idea! I love this. The recipe seems so simple, but it would make such a nice gift.

  27. What a fabulous gift idea. I could use some for my winter hands as well!

  28. Found you from Somewhat Simple’s party. LOVE the scrub. I made lotion last year and it was a HUGE hit and is very inexpensive. Kept my legs from getting dry all winter. I had requests for it after the holidays bc everyone says it isn’t greasy. LOL Gotta love girly fun gifts! The ‘recipe’ is on my blog if you are interested. :-) I plan on making scrub this year!

  29. THIS IS AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing! I found your link at tipjunkie!!! I would love it if you would stop by my blog, http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/! I’m doing a giveaway of a bag I made! I LOVE IT!

    Mucho love.

    p.s. i’m your newest follower!

  30. It’s official.. I am in love with your blog! :) I love the picture in the bottom left corner of your blog header, but can’t seem to find the post.. Can you email it to me?

  31. Hi- I’ve been following your blog for awhile and have recently added it to my e-mail feed. I really like your post on this sugar scrub and wondered if I could write a post myself about it and link it over for my readers to read. Please e-mail me at yolitahoe@gmail.com. I would have e-mailed all this info but I couldn’t find your e-mail address anywhere.

  32. Sounds so easy. I might have to make some. They look wonderful and will be great gifts.
    Spotted Smiles

  33. we will have to make some of this. we are giving hand-made gifts to family, so a small jar of this would be perfect to tuck into the basket with the rest of the stuff we’re giving.

  34. I just made a batch of Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub~~ Lemon-Rosemary will be our wedding favors in April.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  35. This was featured today over at Today’s Top Twenty! I’d love if you stopped by! :)


  36. Thanks for linking back to me :) these really do make the best gifts! Cute idea with the mason jars!

  37. What a great gift idea! I’m your newest follower.

  38. This is such an awesome idea. I will definitely be making some of this for Christmas gifts! Where did you find those craft wooden spoons?


  39. Everything about this is cute! I’m including these in my Friday Favorites this week!

  40. question – where did you find the little wooden spoon thingy?
    tai@ taidye original

  41. Another great idea! Love it!

  42. I linked to you here: http://taidyeoriginal.blogspot.com/2010/12/sugar-scrub.html

    Thanks for the inspiration! tai @ taidye original

  43. I am looking for great ideas to reuse my calendar. I have a 50′s pin-up calendar and would love to re-purpose the pictures some how. I have several pin-ups framed and would like to have something that I can see everyday.
    Any Ideas,suggestions?

  44. LOVE your scrub! What a great gift idea for the holidays. Thanks for sharing! Valerie BeehiveChic.com

  45. If you are looking for a bit stronger lemon smell, try putting some lemon zest in the mix!

  46. Could you please tell me where you got the little spoon from?? :)

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