Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub

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The Roman goddess of youth was symbolized by the lemon, which grows wild in the sun-soaked Mediterranean. This recipe is naturally high in vitamin C, which combats premature aging, lightens brown spots, helps balance oil production, and fights acne. Tart and tangy lemons, spicy cardamom, and poppy seeds come together in this sweet and citrusy wonderscrub for your body-beautiful skincare routine.

Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub

Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub:

YIELDS: about 8 ounces

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

1⁄2 cup granulated sugar

Dash of ground cardamom

Zest of 1⁄2 lemon

1⁄4 cup grapeseed oil

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

* What you will need: mixing bowl, measuring cups, fork, jars and lids to fit 8 ounces of scrub.

1. To Make: Place the poppy seeds, sugar, cardamom, and lemon zest in a medium-size mixing bowl. Add the oil and mix together with a fork until you have a uniform consistency. Lastly, add the lemon juice and stir well to blend.

2. To Store: To preserve the freshness of this natural scrub, keep water out of it. Store this scrub in a sealed container in the refrigerator and use up within a week.

3. To Use: Use in place of a soap or body wash in your shower or bath. Apply to damp skin in small, upward motions. Massage the scrub in small circular motions, starting with the legs and arms, making your way up to the torso, ending at your heart. Rinse well.


When applying a body scrub, use small circular motions and light pressure. Avoid any open wounds, especially with a salt scrub, and use caution as the shower floor may become slippery.