Natural Skin Care: DIY, Easy, Homemade Citrus Hand Scrub

Another chemical-free, natural, easy, recipe to exfoliate your hands, elbows and feet. Lemon and lime juice contain citric acid, a natural exfoliant. For information about essential oils, see Aromatherapy & Essential Oils


1/2 cup sugar

juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime

1/2 cup sunflower oil

a few drops of an essential oil


  1. Mix sugar, oil, and essential oil.
  2. Right before using, squeeze the lemon or lime and add the juice. Citrus if left too long will melt the sugar crystals.
  3. Stir and mix well.
  4. Rub mixture onto hands and feet. Pay close attention to dry spots.
  5. Rinse off.
  6. Moisturize with your favorite lotion or cream.


*Please test using a patch test to determine if you are sensitive to the ingredients.



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