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DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub Cubes

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Learn how to make the best Lemon Sugar Scrub Cubes in this easy DIY beauty recipe. You’ll get the benefits of exfoliating and cleansing at the same time!

Pretty wooden bowl filled with lemon sugar scrub cubes

If you like sugar scrubs, you’ll absolutely love sugar scrub cubes. All the great exfoliating benefits with less mess in the shower.

In addition to this Lemon Sugar Scrubs Cubes recipe, I’ve shared tutorials for peppermint sugar scrub bars, lavender sugar scrub cubes and vanilla rose sugar scrub hearts.

In this recipe, the lemon essential oil and zest are invigorating to the senses and the exfoliation helps to awaken the body.

Here are some other lemon skincare recipes you’ll want to consider pairing with these lemon sugar scrub bars to start the day:

This recipe makes about a dozen sugar scrub cubes if you use a similar silicone mold as I did. If you choose a different mold, the total quantity may vary.

Close up of 8 lemon sugar scrub cubes in a decorative wood bowl

Lemon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Learn how to make the best exfoliating sugar scrub cubes with lemon essential oil in this easy tutorial.
4.43 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Makes: 12 cubes



  • Add the shredded soap base and coconut oil to a double boiler over medium heat, stirring frequently until melted.
    If you don't have a double boiler, you can fit a glass mixing bowl into a pan of water to make your own makeshift double boiler pan.
    Coconut oil and shredded shea butter soap in a glass mixing bowl with a white silicone spatula
  • Remove the pan from heat and pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl, then add the lemon essential oil and mix well.
  • If you’d like, go ahead and whisk in the yellow soap colorant until you reach your ideal color. Remember that adding the sugar will lighten the color too.
    Yellow soap colorant being added to a bowl of melted coconut oil, shea butter soap base and lemon essential oil in a glass mixing bowl with whisk
  • Stir in the lemon zest.
    Melted soap and oil being colored with soap colorant to make lemon sugar scrub cubes
  • Pour the granulated sugar into the mixture and stir quickly as the liquid will begin to harden as soon as you add the sugar.
    Granulated sugar being whisked into a bowl of yellow colored soap and oil mixture in a glass mixing bowl
  • Transfer the sugar scrub cube mixture to the silicone mold, pressing down firmly and filling each cavity all the way to the top. Freeze the sugar scrub cubes in the silicone mold for 1 hour to allow the cubes to completely harden.
    Yellow sugar scrub cube mixture in a silicone mold curing
  • Once they're hardened, remove the lemon sugar cubes from the silicone molds and store in an airtight glass container.
    Wood bowl of yellow lemon sugar scrub cubes on a table with a loofah, sponge, lemon and brown bottle of essential oil

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