Grapefruit Sugar Scrub is an invigorating sugar scrub that works excellent for exfoliation and can be used anywhere on the body.
Let’s face it, we all get dry skin. From head to toe. It seems like the winter months offer dry hands and in the summer it’s dry feet. There’s no getting away from it. For this sugar scrubs are one of my favorites to make. Not only are they simple to whip up but the variations of oil and scent possibilities are endless. When it comes to actually work as an exfoliate there is nothing out there that works better in my opinion. I use them in the shower, on my feet in the summer, and even on my face for deep at-home facials.
The grapefruit in this sugar scrub gives it a fresh scent that is downright addicting to smell. Leaving the skin smooth and fresh feeling this sugar scrub is a great one to make for others. If you haven’t already, check out the video for packaging suggestions if you are making this as a homemade gift.
Why I Love This Scrub
One of the best things about making your own skincare or natural beauty products is the ability to control the quality of the ingredients used. This scrub is an excellent exfoliant for dry skin and for use for a weekly facial. I love that it is inexpensive to make, smells great, and keeps well in the bathroom cabinet. So it is available to use when needed.
What You Will Need To Make Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
1/2 cup olive oil
20-25 drops of grapefruit essential oil
1 cup of white cane sugar
In a mason jar add the sugar and olive oil. Drop in the 20-25 drops of grapefruit essential oil, place the lid back on the mason jar and shake vigorously to mix well. Remove the lid and make sure the scrub is all the way mixed before using. Replace the lid and shake more if necessary. The grapefruit sugar scrub is ready to be used.
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How to Use
Use on clean skin, begin by dipping your fingers into the sugar scrub and applying a small amount to the area you are wanting to exfoliate. Begin gently massaging in circular motions for a few seconds to allow the sugar granules to work up the dead skin cells on the skin. If using on the face, make sure to not press down into the skin as the sugar is abrasive enough to work on its own.
A gentle circular motion for just a few seconds should be all that you need for delicate areas such as the face, neck, or chest. For feet, you can opt to scrub a bit more to help loosen the dry skin as it is thicker on the feet and can be more stubborn to remove. When ready, wipe or rinse the area to get the sugar scrub off and moisturize your skin after.
Be sure to check out My Skincare Routine to see how I use a sugar scrub for a once-a-week deep cleansing facial.
Benefits of Grapefruit
Grapefruit essential oil is a great one to use for at-home skincare as it promotes healthy cleansing and detoxification of the skin. Rich in naturally occurring limonene, it has light astringent properties, so it may help with toning and balancing out the skin. Adding a grapefruit essential oil blend may also help with evening out your skin tone and the scent is a terrific mood booster to boot.
Benefits of Olive Oil on the Skin
Olive oil is one of my go-to oils to use on the skin. It is an amazing moisturizer that helps increase collagen production while fighting oxidative stress. Olive oil can be used to cleanse the skin through oil washing and has anti-inflammatory properties.
**Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects
Benefits of Exfoliating
Exfoliation can leave your skin looking brighter and feeling smoother. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it can even improve the effectiveness of topical skin care products by enhancing their ability to absorb into the skin.
How to Store
Store in a mason jar or air tight container in a cool dry place.
You can use almond oil or avocado oil in place of olive oil. You can also use brown sugar in place of white cane sugar.
Did you know that this grapefruit sugar scrub makes a year-round great homemade gift? Yes, it’s true! Create a spa gift basket complete with a nail kit, lotion, and nail polish to go along with this sugar scrub for a summertime gift. During the winter, add a hand cream to this exfoliating sugar scrub. Or if you are in the mood to be totally homemade, add a jar of this Whipped Tallow with Body Butter to the gift bag. I like using small mason jars with a cute tag and twine to tie them on.
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- 1/2 olive oil
- 1 cup white can sugar
- 20-25 drops of grapefruit essential oil
- In a mason jar add the sugar and olive oil.
- Drop in the 20-25 drops of grapefruit essential oil, place the lid back on the mason jar and shake vigorously to mix well.
- Remove the lid and make sure the scrub is all the way mixed before using.
- Replace the lid and shake more if necessary.
- Scrub is ready to be used.
*You can use almond or avocado oil in place of the olive oil
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