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Lemon Sugar Scrub

I don't know about you, but it's around this time every summer that I start ignoring my feet.

You know what I mean, when you start pretending they're perfect, beautiful, lovely, etc... without looking at them. I mean, they've been in sandals for a couple months now, almost exclusively, so you know what they look like. No need to look any closer. You've painted your toenails every pretty shade that comes up on Pinterest so you know they've gotta look like a million bucks, right?!

Right.         I mean, wrong.

I got a little more up close and personal the other day with my feet and let me tell you it wasn't a pretty sight! The bottoms of my feet and my heels have skin that is peeling off them {TMI? Nah.} and the balls of my feet have seen better days, that's for sure.

It was a day I was at home, being productive {read: searching for house after house after house that resembled something we could see ourselves in} and I wasn't about to head to the mall for a pedicure or even a fancy foot scrub. Instead, I raided my kitchen for what has now become my favorite body scrub ever!

It's cheap to make, you most likely have most {if not all!} of the ingredients on hand right now, and it's incredibly effective.

Seriously, bookmark this baby right now. Go ahead and pin this sucker! It makes a great gift in a small jar with a new polish or two, I'm tellin' ya! Just try it!

Here's what you need:

- a jar to store your scrub in
- 1 ripe lemon
- olive oil
- white table sugar

It's simple: mix two parts sugar to one part oil (1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup oil) - then add in sugar or oil to get to your desired consistency. I like the 2:1 ratio for my feet, but if I make a face scrub I generally like more sugar and less oil. Add the juice of your lemon. If you're making a small batch, just use the juice from half a lemon.

Mix it all up, spoon it into your jar {or, if you were smart, you started mixing everything together in the jar itself}, and scrub all your dead skin away!

Make sure your jar has a lid that seals and store it in the fridge for extra freshness. It will solidify at colder temperatures because of the oil, but that quickly goes away when you use it in the shower or let it warm up a little before use.

If you like lemon as much as I do, check out this scrumptious treat sure to please all!

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  1. I will definitely be making this!!!

  2. Good! I hope you love it as much as I do :) Let me know how it turns out, Jen!

  3. My feet definitely need this! It looks so refreshing. Thanks for posting! xx

  4. That sounds so good. I think I'm going to try it.

  5. I hear you loud and clear on your feet needing this. So glad you found it! My pleasure; enjoy your fresh new feet!

  6. You should, you'll love it! Let me know how your batch turns out :)

  7. I will be trying this (large or small lemons?) and your lemon puppy chow (that I've been dying to try). I bought a bag of lemons for a recipe, didn't use them, and now have to use them in something else. Thank you for this post, it's like you knew I needed it!!

  8. Sheryl, you can use whatever lemons you have on hand! If you want it a little more lemony, use a larger one {or two} but if you want it to only have a hint of lemon, use half or a small lemon. There's no real "science" to this scrub :) Try it and tell me your thoughts!

  9. This sounds easy and so great!

    Sparkles and Shoes


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