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2 Ingredient Homemade Lemon Face Scrub

2 ingredient lemon facial scrub

I make this simple homemade 2 ingredient lemon facial scrub about once a week.  It is so easy to throw together, and it leaves my skin very soft, smooth, & exfoliated.

squeezing a lemon

Start by juicing a half of a lemon.  I like to use the lemons in my refrigerator that are on the verge of being too ripe to eat.  This is a great way to use those lemons up!

use a fork to squeeze lemon

Don’t underestimate the power of a simple fork!  I have several fancy lemon squeezing gadgets, but when I am just doing a lemon half, I just grab a fork.  It is amazing how much juice a simple fork can extract!

I add about 1/8-1/4 cup of organic sugar, and stir.  This makes enough for several applications, but in time the sugar dissolves, so I usually let my girls know that I have homemade lemon sugar scrub and they love doing “facials” with it.  They end up putting lots around their lips so they can lick it off.  Lemonade!  It is delicious and ends up being a great lip scrub, too!  You could also take leftovers in the bath with you for a great body scrub.

lemon scrub

I put some of the mixture into my palm, and rub in circular motions all over my face.  It feels so good!  I love a good scrub!  I then let it sit on my skin a few minutes until it gets sticky and feels a bit hard.  Then I get a wash cloth nice and hot, and just lay it on my face for a few seconds.  The steam opens the pores and softens the sugar mixture.  I then wipe off and rinse well.  I will often follow with a dab of coconut oil for moisture.

lemon facial scrub

Lemons do have a lightening quality about them and I notice it has faded sun damage that I have on my forehead.  It is also great for breakouts.  It seems to really help with blackheads and just clearing the junk out of my pores.  I love it!

2 Ingredient Lemon Facial Scrub

 1/2 lemon

1/8-1/4 cup sugar

Juice lemon.  Add the sugar and stir.  Apply to face in circular motions and gently allow the sugar to scrub your skin.  Let sit for a few minutes.  Use a hot wash cloth, lay on face to steam for a minute, then use it to wipe of scrub.  Rinse well & moisturize.  Use once a week.

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  • Anonymous April 23, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Tried this and it’s amazing. Wish I knew this year’s ago. Better late than never. Awesome

  • Sam March 6, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Just made this for the first time tonight and I am about to try it! Can’t wait 🙂 thanks for sharing!
    Xoxoxo, Sam

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  • fleur January 26, 2014 at 1:26 am

    darn i just used all the lemons for homemade hummus last night. hm. next week. I’m making some handmade gardeners lemon sugar hand scrub. Might add in some rosemary too but not sure yet. Have to try one small batch of it and see how it smells or if it’s even smell’able.

  • Mary Melendez December 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    love using this scrub! Always feel refreshed after

  • Jennifer Patterson July 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    My daughters and I used this today for our spa day and it was a hit!!! Esp. on the lips 🙂

    How long does this mix keep in the fridge?

  • Charlene Santos May 23, 2013 at 12:21 am


  • Molly February 2, 2013 at 5:11 am

    How often do you do this scrub?

    • javaria November 18, 2013 at 10:17 am

      use scrub one or two times a week

  • Amanda January 28, 2013 at 2:17 am

    How did you know I’ve been wondering about a lemon face scrub?! Thank you….

    PS The lemon/coconut oil/sugar leg scub has been amazing for my legs. I add some sea salt as I like it scrubbier.

  • Kate@StillRoomToGrow January 25, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Cant wait to try it.

  • Beads and Books (Tammi Mossman) January 21, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Thank you, I’ll make this today!

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