This citrus body scrub is such a ‘summer scrub, not only because it smells fresh and fun, but because it will help slough away that dry skin you might get from too much time in the sun (and pool)!  I think it is also awesome for underarms as it seems to keep my skin clearer with less ingrown hairs and  unsightly red bumps.

Fresh Citrus Body Scrub

Makes: 130 g | 4.6 oz Prep time: < 5 min.


2 lemons/limes – zest only (finely chopped and dehydrated)

75 g | 2.6 oz fine salt

45 g | 1.6 oz carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil and sweet almond oil are popular choices)

5-10 drops of essential oils

My choice of essential oils…

My favourite essential oils in this recipe are lemon, lime and orange, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information.


1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined.

2. Transfer into container of choice.

To Use

Use in shower on wet skin and massage gently over entire body. Rinse with warm water.

Krissy Ballinger

Krissy Ballinger


Krissy wants to see a world where people make conscious choices that honour both humans and habitat. It is her mission to gently guide people towards this beautiful way of life. With a background in education and health promotion, she devotes her time to increasing awareness on common and avoidable toxins, as well as educating individuals on simple ways they can adjust their lifestyles to better serve themselves, and the planet. Natural DIY is Krissy’s speciality, and she has sold over 50,000 copies of her recipe books, including her latest book, The Lifestyle Edit, the award-winning, Naturally Inspired - Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning, and her kids book, Make & Play - Natural DIY Recipes for Kids. She offers honest and gentle guidance, education and 100+ free natural DIY recipes on her website.


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