Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Homemade Lemon And Lavender Scrub

Hello friends.  Today, I am sharing something a little different and fun with you all.  It is an easy to make homemade lemon and lavender hand/body scrub which I promise will work wonders on your rough and dehydrated skin.  I like using aromatic herbs and essentials oils for many things but these days, I especially love to use them for making my own beauty treatments 

Scrubs have many wonderful benefits.  They whisk away dead skin cells, resulting in brighter, more radiant skin.  They also improve the skin's absorption of other products such as moisturizers and oils. But more importantly, when combined with scented oils, they help to relax, soothe and calm.   And who doesn't need that these days right??

Homemade scrubs are inexpensive and very easy to make. Best of all, you can customize them. Whether you want to make them for yourself, or as gifts for friends or family, I hope you give this DIY project a try.



Here is what you need:



  • 1 Cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Lemon zest (half a lemon)
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of lavender (chopped-really fine)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Small grater
  • Knife 
  • Mason Jar for storing 

















INSTRUCTIONS



Place honey and olive oil in mixing bowl



Add fresh lemon juice and lemon zest



Add sugar and mix



Add fresh lavender and lavender oil and mix well.  If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can add more sugar.  Have fun with this.  You can use your favorite scented oil too if you do not care for lavender or you can simply make it with the lemon scent.  It is up to you.  



Place scrub in individual jars and enjoy.  Be sure to wet skin before applying to your hands or body.You will love how soft and hydrated your skin will feel.


Thank you for being here today.  I hope you enjoy this fun project.  I also want to thank Johanne LaMarche of https://frenchgardenerdishes.com/ for the inspiration.  Let me know if you enjoy these kind of posts so I can keep them coming.


Wishing you a wonderful week,

Janet  



15 comments:

  1. Dear Janet:
    Not only does that look like it must smell wonderful but what a lovely gift idea too!

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  2. Bonsoir chère amie,

    Le meilleur des gommages avec cette préparation. Merci pour le partage de votre recette.

    Gros bisous ❀♡❀

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  3. Wow Janet, your lemon and lavender scrub looks so good. I would love to give this a try.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week. :)
    Julie

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  4. I so love this idea of yours, I have to try it, for sure, my lovely !
    I thank you most sincerely, dearest Janet !

    Hope your week is off to a good start I wish you all my best for your days to come, sending you my dearest hugs

    Dany

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  5. I bet this smells amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  6. This looks wonderful! Two of my favorite scents and I love scrubs and anything herbal. Thanks for the recipe and the beautiful post!

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  7. I have wanted a really good homemade scrub recipe. This sounds amazing.
    I hope you'll share this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    Just stop by my blog Thursday to join in.
    We would love to have you!
    Laura

    http://www.whitespraypaintblog.com

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  8. I love homemade beauty products.
    Thank you for this lovely idea!
    Tina x

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  9. What a sweet idea thank you! i have lavender from my garden last year. Tomorrow I'm going to the store for lemons. have a great day

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  10. Your homemade scrub looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. This makes a great gift as well. I love the aromas of both Lavender and lemon. Thank you for sharing this idea Janet!

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  12. Sounds dreamy!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  13. What a great idea for a gift.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  14. Janet, this scrub sounds wonderful and I will be making it some time. Thanks so much for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Sounds wonderful with love Janice

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