Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub

by Alli

Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub is my favorite body scrub to use during the spring and summer. I love the way my skin feels after using this scrub. Plus, the smell is amazing.

I made my first homemade body scrub a little over a year ago. I prepared, packaged and gave my chocolate martini body scrub to all my girlfriends at our annual Christmas party.

After seeing how easy and economical it was to make, I’ve been looking forward to making more.  

And, since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I decided to create a pink lemonade sugar scrub. It turned out exactly as I wanted it to and smells just like a big bag of fresh lemons.

Lemonade Sugar Scrub in Jar

Why Use A Sugar Scrub?

I have dry skin so I try to keep my skin as hydrated as possible. Exfoliating with a sugar scrub can create smooth, glowing skin. Plus, it feels so good. 

My Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub can be used as an all-over body scrub or use it to soften your hands. 

I prefer sugar scrubs to salt scrubs because sugar is more gentle than salt. Sugar is less abrasive than salt and also dissolves easier. 

Make sure you place the lid on the scrub after each use. 

Sugar Scrub in Jar

How Often Should I Use a Sugar Scrub?

Use sugar scrubs two to three times a week. After showering, gently rub the scrub in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water. Don’t forget to apply lotion after toweling off. 

Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub

Here’s what you will need to make this homemade scrub. 

  • Granulated Sugar
  • Coconut oil (melted in the microwave and cooled)
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Red natural all vegetable colorant (optional)

Mix all the ingredients by hand until mixed well and color is uniform. Store in jars with tight-fitting lids. 

Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub in jar

Lemon Essential Oil Benefits

I’m not totally sold on the miracles of essential oils, but I do love Lemon Essential Oil. It has a refreshing scent and is calming and said to ease stress. So, bring it on. 

Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub

Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub in jar

This easy-to-make Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub exfoliates and leaves skin feeling hydrated.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1.50


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted in the microwave and cooled)
  • 10-12 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2-3 drops of red natural all vegetable colorant


  • Jar with lid


  1. Melt the coconut oil and let cool completely.
  2. Add all the ingredients together and mix well to combine.
  3. Store in jars with tight-fitting lids.
  4. After showering, massage the scrub into your skin in a circular motion, using a gentle touch. Rinse with warm water.

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Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique January 25, 2014 - 4:54 am

Alli, the little bottle of pink scrub looks so gorgeous and just perfect for Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing your recipe in the showcase.

[email protected]Pea January 25, 2014 - 6:57 am

Your Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub is a perfect Valentine’s gift. It looks good enough to eat! Would you mind sharing where you got those adorable containers and the small scoop?

Kathy January 25, 2014 - 7:52 am

This sounds wonderful – looks beautiful! Gorgeous photos – I do appreciate you sharing this recipe!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living January 25, 2014 - 8:41 am

Unique scent … love it! And that little bottle is absolutely adorable! It’s fun being on the tour with you!

Maryann @ Domestically Speaking January 25, 2014 - 3:43 pm

I bet that smells amazing!!!

Denise January 25, 2014 - 3:44 pm

I think this would be a great scrub to use whenever, but love that it ties with Valentines Day. Great recipe Alli.

[email protected] January 25, 2014 - 6:37 pm

I love this, what a great idea, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie January 25, 2014 - 7:33 pm

How did I not know about natural colour?! This opens up a whole world!! Love the scrub.

Sondra @ Sondra Lyn at Home January 25, 2014 - 9:03 pm

What a gorgeous color for Valentine’s Day… and I love the unique scent! I would also love to know where you found the tiny wooden scoop?!

Barb @ The Everyday Home January 26, 2014 - 12:51 am

Ok, I love the idea of the lemon scent/oil. I am definitely making this one. This Winter has been a dry one for me skin-wise. I can’t wait to use it. Thanks for joining our showcase, what fun this has been. xxoo

Becca January 26, 2014 - 2:40 am

That sounds good enough to eat my friend! Love your idea- it would be an awesome gift. xo

Anne January 26, 2014 - 11:48 am

Love this idea and it would make a wonderful gift too!

Confessions of a Plate Addict January 26, 2014 - 12:50 pm

How pretty…and a perfect Valentine gift! I love the bottle, too…perfect! Thanks for sharing!…hugs…Debbie

Shannah @ Just Us Four January 27, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Such a cute idea to give my daughters friends for Valentines day!

Kathy Penney @ Sparkles And A Stove February 18, 2014 - 10:38 am

What a pretty and useful gift! Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty. Pinning to my beauty board.

Alli February 19, 2014 - 11:05 am

I always enjoy a good party! My daughter just informed me that she uses my pink lemonade scrub on her lips and that it works wonders. Who knew?


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