Make your own lemon scrub at home #Do It Yourself#Style & Grooming#beauty products#hygiene January 14 | Guest post by Léah Here is a quick recipe that you can make at home that's great for exfoliating your face. It also works great as a yummy lip scrub, and as a body scrub. Ingredients: Lemon Rind Lemon Juice (optional) White Sugar Olive Oil Instructions: Use about twice as much sugar as oil. Add epsom salts and poppy seeds to the body scrub for even better exfoliation. I keep mine in the fridge. It lasts about a month. Thanks to Léah for uploading this to our Flickr pool. We LOVE seeing y'all's photos and tips — keep uploading! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Léah http://www.flickr.com/photos/88410363@N02 PREVIOUS Moving meditation: Why walking commutes are awesome NEXT Sex, death, and recycling: Lessons learned growing up on a homestead farm Show/Hide comments [ 17 ] I think I just found this weekend's project… 4 agree Reply This would make a great homemade gift as well! 3 agree Reply Guys, I love you, but no no no no no, please do not put citrus on your face! It totally DESTROYS the pH of your skin. (Side note: I do absolutely love the DIY-ness of this though.) 13 agree Reply That was what I thought as soon as I saw that – no no no no no not on your precious face!! 1 agrees Reply Add to this, if you really must use it, don't go out in the sun for at least 24 hours after, you'll burn twice as quickly. 2 agree Reply I'm confused — I see about a zillion citrus based astringents from the more organic oriented major skin care lines? I don't see the part where it indicates how much lemon to put it, I was guessing that the major work is being done by the sugar/oil, and the lemon was mostly for smell, looks, and combined with the sugar and oil wouldn't be too far off from the normal acidity of skin. (Straight lemon juice would be a different thing, of course.) What would you use in place of the lemon? 2 agree Reply A lot of major brands promote things which are definitely hazardous to your skin, and organic doesn't really prevent that happening. The main concern is that lemon is so acidic. Sugar can also be too rough for you skin as well, especially on the face. I'd personally prefer to buy a properly formulated exfoliant that avoids these issues. 3 agree Reply diy recipes not to try. Watch this video. Yeah I came here to comment on the no lemon on your face thing too. I love this girl's YouTube channel. I never realized how many things in skin care products are actually bad for your skin. I stopped breaking out after I actually paid attention to the ingredients in my skin care stuff, thanks to her. 5 agree Reply Oh there is also this vid on her channel diy recipes you SHOULD try. Although, I've never actually tried any of them yet. K, I'm done now ^_^ Edit: sorry if the link doesn't work. HTML linking on mobile to a YouTube video is difficult for me apparently, lol. 3 agree This video is AMAZING. 3 agree I fixed the link — you forgot the http:// 1 agrees That picture, with all the sparkly stuff and the pretty yellows and the cute jar and pretty brush, it makes me feel all special. 2 agree Reply I bet it would be great for elbows and feet! 2 agree Reply I have made something similar / without lemon juice, but with lime oil (4 drops to a liter of olive oil) and with sea salt instead of sugar for body scrubs for Christmas. I've used it weekly for months before giving the new batch away as gifts, and it seems to be doing my flakey, very dry skin a world of good. I will try swapping the lime oil for lemon rind. ( although if you like the smell of cola, then lime oil is the way to go!) 1 agrees Reply Great recipe, thank you. For those saying you can not use citrus on the face, false. My mother is from Ghana and has used, along with the rest of my family, many citrus washes and scrubs home made, especially to soften rough patches of skin and to lighten dark spots or scars. If pH is affected, for those who care, you can use litmus paper to measure the acidity and I am sure counterbalance it with a base to get to a desired pH. Citrus is great for some, not for all, different skin types require different needs. Great recipe, I can't wait to try it and modify it. Also gonna try lime and grapefruit and maybe even orange, as a set, for gift giving. 2 agree Reply Thanks for the tip. I was concerned about sugar on the face but really wanted to make it because I wanted to get off of the chemical-laydened products that I usually default to. Reply So I'm really new to this idea. How, exactly do I treat these ingredients? Because throwing all that junk in a jar is likely not going to magically produce that lovely looking result. Wait, will it?! I'm so confused. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.