DIY: Brown Sugar and Lemon Body Scrub Recipe

Updated on November 8, 2016

Brown Sugar and Lemon Body Scrub Recipe

As far back as I can remember my mom has always been a rather frugal person. She hates spending money on things that she can make herself. Which is why she always uses things she already has in her kitchen for making homemade, natural beauty masks and scrubs.

The one I remember her using the most was her natural brown sugar and lemon body scrub. She always kept this body scrub in a cute little floral jar on the bathroom vanity. My mom has the softest hands of anyone I ever met. She swears up and down it's because of this little skin recipe. She always told me that you can cure almost anything with a little lemon juice, including dry skin.

I loved it when she used to rub this natural scrub on mine and my sister's feet during the winter months. We had the smoothest feet around; our feet were soft as can be. This brown sugar in this scrub helps sloth away the nasty dead skin on your feet in no time.

How Does it Work?

The acid in the lemon juice helps to even out your skin tone, gets rid of sunspots, and softens dry skin. Then the granules in the brown sugar exfoliates the dead skin that sits on the top layer of your skin. My mother has used this mixture for at least 20 years and she has next to no wrinkles at 62 years of age, so there has to be something to this sweet concoction. There are many different variations of this scrub recipe, my friend usually adds Vitamin E to her version of this scrub, but my mom usually kept it simple, just using the basics.


  • 1 cup of Natural brown sugar
  • 1 Organic lemon cut in half
  • 3 tbsp.of Raw honey
  • 1 large bowl


1.Take the brown sugar and place it in the bowl, make sure to break it up with your hands until it is smooth and fine.

2.Take the two lemon halves and squeeze them into the brown sugar until you can't squeeze them anymore, it's okay if some of the seeds get in the mix.

3.Take the honey place it in the bowl and mix until all the ingredients are blended it should be pretty clumpy.

4.Make sure to wet your body first before applying the mixture.

5.Once you're wet apply the mixture in a gentle circular motion to your body keep it on your skin for about three minutes.

6.Then shower and rinse as usual.

7.Make sure to follow with a good rich, alcohol-free moisturizer to help replenish the skin.

You use this mixture about once every other week, even though it has all natural ingredients I wouldn't suggest using it any more than that. Using the scrub mixture too much can dry out your skin. It is used to exfoliate not moisturize, so don't use it like you would lotion and always use lotion after you do this treatment try Aveeno or Neutrogena moisturizing lotions.


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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Sounds very interesting, great skin care tip !

      Vote up and more !

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      Emayordomo 5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      What a neat little idea! Looking forward to reading many more of these.

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      Mary 5 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Thank you guys for commenting my mom also uses egg yolks and other food for facials and body scrubs.I guess you could call her a bit of a kitchen diva Lol.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hmm...thanks for this tips! we have a lot of brown sugar in our place and its cheap!

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      danielabram 5 years ago

      Delicious! :)