DIY Lemon Salt Scrub in an upcycled Nutella jar

I’m finally getting on a homemade gift kick and one of my latest creations was a lemon skin scrub that can be left next to the kitchen sink or kept in the shower to keep skin feeling soft and moisturized. I was inspired by a few recipes that I found online to make my own version. Trust me, it is ridiculously easy and smells so fresh!

I wanted to get a little eco-friendly with this, so I upcycled an old Nutella Jar to keep the scrub in. First, I ate all the Nutella. This is a very critical step so DO NOT SKIP IT!

Then, I  filled the jar with soapy water and rinsed it out every half hour or so until it was completely clean.

The trickiest part was removing the label that is glued to the plastic. I soaked the entire jar in a mixture of water and mieral oil for at least an hour until it finally came off clean.


Eventually I was left with a cute little jar ready to be filled with citrus scrubbing goodness! I took a little white spray paint to the lid to give it a clean look and wash out the black label that is stamped on the side.

Next came the fun part of creating the lemon scrub…

DIY LEMON CITRUS SALT SCRUB

You will need:

  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • lemon & orange zest (optional)

1. Mix the olive oil and sea salt thoroughly

2. Add tsp of lemon juice or more depending on the consistency and scent you want to achieve

3. Top with zest from lemon and/or orange peel and then stir that in

That’s it! Now your skin can be summer ready and smelling fresh. I had my wife take a sniff when I finished and her first reaction was “Can I eat that?”