This easy grapefruit sugar scrub can be whipped up in just a few minutes and it’s got a nice clean citrus scent to it!
One of our favorite things about making sugar scrubs, other than the fun of mixing them up, is that they make great gifts. We give you the recipe to make enough for one jar but it’s so easy to just double or triple the recipe and make one for a friend of neighbor.
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The Benefits of Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
Grapefruit is a good treatment for oily skin. The sugar scrub will help exfoliate your skin and the grapefruit will help detoxify it.
Grapefruit essential oil is light and citrusy so you’ll have a lovely clean smell to your scrub. The scent is know to increase energy, reduce stress and enhance your mood.
Now we all know that we can use anything to help destress but this scent will get you energized in the morning.
How to Make Grapefruit Sugar Scrub – The Recipe
You just need 3 ingredients to make this sugar scrub:
- 1 Cup of Sugar
- 1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil
- 10-15 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
Optional – you can add some grapefruit zest if you have it on hand. You can even use fresh grapefruit if you’d like! With any fresh ingredient the shelf like is going to be shorter.
We use organic granulated sugar for our scrubs and organic coconut oil. Even going for the better ingredients makes it less expensive than purchasing a scrub at the makeup counter.
To Make the Scrub
We like to start off using about half of the coconut oil and mixing it with the sugar and essential oil. Add enough essential oil to get the scent as strong as you’d like and mix in enough coconut oil to get the consistency that you like.
We personally like our scrubs to be a little more solid than oily so we’re going to go easy on adding coconut oil.
Then just put it in a pretty jar and store it next to your shower or bath.
That’s all there is to it!
How to Use Your Sugar Scrub
Well this is the easy part! Just scoop up a handful and rub it all over your body.
You’ll love the way your skin feels with a nice exfoliation. Sugar is gentle enough for all skin types and provides just a light exfoliation so it’s okay to use it everyday if you’d like.
We always recommend you do a patch test if you have sensitive skin and make sure that it doesn’t irritate.
You might enjoy some of our other skin care posts:
- Peppermint Sugar Scrub
- Coffee Sugar Scrub
- Himalayan Salt Bath
- DIY Bath Bombs
- All Natural Moisturizers