I love, love, LOVE body scrubs. Only one word can accurately describe how I feel after scrubbing away those old layers of dead skin: heavenly! Exfoliating is absolutely key in maintaining a fresh, healthy glow, and is an integral part of an excellent skin care regimen.

I’m ecstatic to share with you this homemade recipe for an all-natural body scrub. The best part? All of the ingredients are sitting right in your kitchen.

This lavender scrub, which you can even customize to meet your skin’s needs, has been an absolute godsend. What’s better is that it takes about 5 minutes to put together.

What you’ll need:

1 lemon

1 cup of sugar

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon of lavender oil

Begin by slicing the lemon in half and squeezing both halves into a mixing bowl.

Next, stir a 1/2 cup of sugar into the bowl

Now it’s time to add the 1/4 cup of coconut oil. Give it a good stir.

You can add the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar (or more) to your desire, depending on how coarse you want the scrub.

Lastly, stir in the teaspoon of lavender oil.

Once you’ve thoroughly stirred through the mix, you can pour it into a telcos able jar and  sprinkle some fresh lavender on top.

Not only does this spruce up your bathroom, it makes for a perfect gift! Enjoy!

Photographed by Jennifer Biswas