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

Author and Advocate for natural living

Krissy wants to see a world where people make conscious, educated decisions that honour both humans and habitat. With a background in education and health promotion, she devotes her time to passionately increase awareness on common and avoidable toxins, in everyday items like washing powder and deodorant, and to educate individuals on how they can easily reduce their daily exposure, through simple and realistic do-it-yourself ideas and recipes.

Krissy has sold over 40,000 copies of her natural DIY recipe books, including her award-winning book, Naturally Inspired - Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning, and her newly-released kids book, Make & Play - Natural DIY Recipes for Kids. She offers honest and gentle guidance, education and 100+ natural DIY recipes on her website.


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