Homemade Sugar Scrub using Lemon and Thieves essential oils

Posted at 11:05 AM on May 07, 2014 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren

May 7th, 2014

Are you looking for a homemade sugar scrub recipe using #essentialoils Here is a great one made from lemon and thieves, I keep it next to my sink for when my hands smell like peppers or onions!


Homemade sugar scrubs are so easy to make and smell fantastic!  I keep a jar of this next to my kitchen sink so that I can use it to scrub my hands after I have cut peppers or onions to help get the smell out!


sugar scrub ingedients

You only need 4 ingredients to make this recipe:  Olive oil, sugar, and essential oils (I use Young Living brand, they are the best ones around!)



To make your scrub you need to combine the the olive oil and sugar.  I use a 1/2 cup of sugar to 1/4 cup of olive oil.


essential oils


I put in 15 drops of Lemon and 5 drops of Thieves.


I purchased these 4 oz Ball Canning Jars to put the sugar scrub in.  I also purchased this Chevron Duck Brand Fabric Duck Tape sheet.  I cut out around the top, peeled off the back and stuck it just like a sticker on the top.  This is the first time I’ve used the Duck Brand Fabric and I LOVED it!  You can find it right in the craft section at Walmart for $1.98 per sheet.

tops again


As you can see the fabric tape sticks right to the top. I also used a matching Chevron ribbon to wrap around the middle of the canning jar to give it an extra touch!

homemade sugar scrub 2


And there you have it – in just under 5 minutes you can create this for yourself or for a Mother’s Day gift!

If you are interested in purchasing Young Living Oils, you can sign up for an account here as either a retail or a wholesale customer. If you sign up as a wholesale customer you get 24% off all your oils!

This year we are getting rid of our cleaning supplies and trying to get most of the chemicals out of our house, watch my newest video about our journey here.

Here is a printable recipe for you just in case you want to print this out to save for later:



  • Shelly says...
    Posted at 9:48 am by I am THAT Lady: Shelly
    May 09, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I’m going to have to try this recipe. I’ll be making some for my mom in law too. I pinned it for later, thanks!

    • Lauren says...
      Posted at 11:05 am by I am THAT Lady: Lauren
      May 09, 2014 at 11:05 am

      Shelly – it is amazing!! Your mom in law will love it!

  • Bianca says...
    Posted at 9:03 am by I am THAT Lady: Bianca
    Aug 04, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Do you have to use thieves? I can’t afford young living oils but can afford NOW oils through amazon or my local health store.

    • Lauren says...
      Posted at 2:49 pm by I am THAT Lady: Lauren
      Aug 04, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      The Thieves kills germs, but it not necessary.

  • Kristen says...
    Posted at 3:12 pm by I am THAT Lady: Kristen
    Feb 01, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I love your website. I just wanted to comment on this and say be careful if you use Thieves around children under 10.

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