Summer Sugar Scrub


It’s sort of sunny. I like it.

Sometimes I think it might nearly be time to peel back all those layers of tights and jumpers and socks and scarves and what-not and reveal myself to the world like some kind of triumphant snake shedding its skin.

You may or may not feel my reptile analogies but you should for sure start to think about gleefully shedding your winter layers and getting those little white limbs into the sun.

So here’s a super easy and cheap sugar scrub which you can whip up in no time with ingredients you have in your kitchen (unless you’re me, all I have in my kitchen is peanut butter and passive aggressive angst about the washing up)

You will need:

Lemon Juice (the bottled stuff or freshly squeezed. Totally not judging if you can’t lay your hands on about fifteen fresh lemons, so bottled is fine)
Sugar (White, Granulated)
Olive Oil (You could use any oil, such as baby oil or coconut oil, but I bought olive because I like the smell)


Pour 250g of Sugar into a bowl with three tablespoons of lemon juice, and then add 170g of oil. Add half of the oil, stir it all together and then add the rest of the oil gradually, stopping once you think you have the right oil:sugar ratio. You want to have a little excess oil, so that the sugar is completely saturated.


You can now decant this mixture into a jar and use it at will as an exfoliant for your feet, legs and elbows. It’s especially effective when used in conjunction with shaving your legs, and is all together a delicious-smelling, luxurious sugar scrub that will get your bod ready for summer. Oil is actually the way that the Egyptians used to clean themselves, so you can feel pretty epically historic while you do it as well.

Enjoy! I hope it’s soon sunny enough for you to show off all of that smooth skin.

Big Love, PV x

Note: This mixture makes enough scrub for about two liberal applications. Be sure to test the mixture first on a small patch of skin in case of any allergies or intolerances.