sky-rose     Happy Mother’s Day! I hope all you beautiful mommas out there are having a lovely day. I made my own mom a gift to celebrate her special day and thought I’d make share the process with you so you can try it yourself! Ready to make a delicious Lemon Poppyseed Sugar Scrub? Here’s what you need to get started?

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Lemon Poppyseed Sugar Scrub

2 Cups granulated sugar

1 Tbs poppyseeds

1/3 Cup castile soap

1/3 Cup jojoba oil

4 Drops vitamin e

10 Drops lemon essential oil

Pour two cups of sugar into a large mixing bowl and break up any lumps. I use a fork to do this and it always works pretty quickly.

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Then I added my poppyseeds and mixed until they were evenly distributed.

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After that, I added the castile soap and jojoba oil and stirred until the mixture was nice and fluffy and the sugar mixture was evenly absorbed into the liquid. My consistency was still liquidy when I was finished, but that was the texture I wanted. You could definitely add more sugar to the process and make your scrub more on the dry side and it works just as well.

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**As a side note, I opted to use a castile soap that was scented with almond and vanilla to turn my recipe into a sort of lemon scone scent. You can use any scent you like, but unscented castile soap would help keep your recipe purely lemony, if that’s what you’re after. If you’re open to experimenting, you could really use any variety of scented castile and essential oils you wanted. That’s the beauty of making them yourself! You get to decide.**

Once everything was good and coated, I added the vitamin e drops and my essential oil. This process always takes a little trial and error because some folks like their oil scent to be strong and others not so much. Because I used almond vanilla castile and the scent overpowered the lemon a little, I ended up using 10 drops to achieve the blend I wanted. If you went with an unscented soap base, you may be able to get away with only using 4-6. I’d definitely start out with only a couple and build up slowly from there until it pleases the nose.

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If you were so inclined, you could definitely add a little yellow food coloring to your scrub to make it look more lemony, but if you’re trying to avoid that sort of thing, there’s no reason at all that you can’t just let it be natural. I thought mine sort of resembled scone batter, so I left mine as is.

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Finally, I used a large spoon and transferred my scrub into empty containers with lids. I ended up having enough to give one to my mom, one to my boyfriend’s mom, and one to keep by my kitchen sink. Love it when it works out that way!

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I hope you enjoy making this recipe! Let me know if you try it and if you make any great variations or additions. I love reading your comments and seeing your photos, so share away in the comments below!

Wishing You Total Well-Being,

 

Jennifer

 

P.S. I bought almost all of my supplies to make this recipe from Mountain Rose Herbs. If you use my affiliate link, I’ll get a small thank you for sending the business their way and you’ll get some dang good (and clean) ingredients for a great price for your recipe. Happy scrubbing!