Words: Kayla Lobermeier
It’s usually this time of year when I start making lemon-scented everything. It smells so clean and fresh! I decided that a new body scrub was in order for that very purpose, but with a tangerine and grapefruit twist this time. Wonderful for your body, hands, and feet, this scrub will rejuvenate your spirit to help you celebrate springtime.
-1 cup granulated sugar
-½ cup brown sugar
-½ cup jojoba oil
-2 TB. vitamin E oil
-2 TB. Castile soap: citrus-scented
-Zest of 1 lemon (optional)
-20 drops tangerine essential oil
-20 drops grapefruit essential oil
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl until fully incorporated. Store in a container with an airtight lid. If using lemon zest, this scrub will expire more quickly because the ingredients are fresh. If giving the scrub to a friend, add a scrap of fabric to the top of the container before securing the lid. To use, apply a small amount to wet skin and gently exfoliate. Wash away with warm water. This scrub is not intended for the face.
*This recipe was originally published in Willow and Sage Spring 2021. Kayla Lobermeier is a master gardener, blogger, embroidery artist, homesteader, and first-generation farmer. She lives in rural Iowa, on a small flower farm amongst one of the largest Amish settlements west of the Mississippi River. She spends her days tending to her garden, chasing chickens, reading “Outlander,” and sipping coffee. Kayla hopes to instill the idea of sustainability, creativity, and seasonal living in others. You can learn more about her and follow along with her daily life on her blog at underatinroof.com and on Instagram (@underatinroof).