DIY Lemongrass + Lemon Body Scrub

Happy New Year 2014! As Valentine’s Day is one of those things people start being creative for (handmade cards, homemade truffles, etc.), I decided to make a body scrub for the event. Haha! Very unromantic maybe, but makes a great gift to loved ones! As I like things smelling fresh and citrus-y, lemon was one of my go-to ingredients. Lemongrass (also known as serai in the Malay language) has also been growing on me especially since my facial moisturiser from Bobbi Brown is lemongrass based and working well on my skin.

Want this DIY lemongrass + lemon body scrub recipe? Look no further! Read below for more:

What you need:

  • Glass jar (I bought mine from Daiso at only RM5 for 2 jars)
  • Brown sugar (you can also use salt)
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass essential oil
  • Grater
  • Spoon
  • Bowl

Step #1: Pour out brown sugar into a bowl

Step #2: Slowly add the olive oil into the brown sugar. Do not add too much lest you get a really oily texture.

Step #3: Grate the lemon to get lemon zest to get a citrus-y smell.

Step #4: Add a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to your liking!

Step #5: Spoon your easily made DIY lemongrass + lemon body scrub into the glass jar.

Now enjoy giving these body scrubs to your loved ones! :)

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7 Comments on DIY Lemongrass + Lemon Body Scrub

  1. sweetkimplicity
    February 18, 2014 at 9:36 pm (10 months ago)

    I’m tempted to try this as a party favor. How long is the shelf-life?

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    • cinnaspring
      February 20, 2014 at 3:16 pm (10 months ago)

      Dear sweetkimplicity, I only just made this last week so am unsure of how long the shelf-life is. If the lemon rind is taken off, I am sure it could last a month at least :)

      Reply
  2. Kajsa Josephine
    February 18, 2014 at 11:56 pm (10 months ago)

    Is the scrub only for your body? Wondering if it can be used as a facial scrub.

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    • cinnaspring
      February 20, 2014 at 3:18 pm (10 months ago)

      Hey Kajsa! Yes this scrub is only for the body, though I don’t see why you can’t use it as a facial scrub – just be gentle with the face when you are rubbing the scrub in :)

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      • Kajsa Josephine
        February 20, 2014 at 8:50 pm (10 months ago)

        Trying won´t harm, I guess :) Being your own guinea pig.

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  3. Mitzie Mee
    February 19, 2014 at 12:41 am (10 months ago)

    Great idea. I can imagine how delicious it smells:)

    Reply
    • cinnaspring
      February 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Mitzie! Do try it :) xx

      Reply

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