Spring is here, everyone! Spring means…
cheap peonies from Trader Joe’s, pretty pastel nail polish, Summer vacation planning, rompers (how awkward are they in public restrooms? Good god.), and dress stalking at Anthro.
Pretty dresses might mean flashing a little harmless cleavage. Maybe showing a little back or leg or whatever else you’ve been covering up all winter.
That’s why an inexpensive, do-it-in-five-minutes, homemade body scrub is kind of a no brainer, right?
Let’s get schmexy!!
Grab a few grapefruits and zest ’em. You’re gonna eat grapefruit for breakfast whether you like it or not. Be prepared.
You’ll need coconut oil. It’s fancy and a little expensive, not gonna lie, but well worth it.
It’s a multi-functional. You can put it in your hair, rub it on your dried elbows, bake with it, put it on your lips like carmex…really just everything.
So yeah, just mix coconut oil, the grapefruit zest, grape seed or sweet almond oil (I used grapeseed) and some sea salt…and you’re done.
A few important steps along the way to keep in mind:
1. Make sure the bowl you use to mix everything with is super dry. You know when you wash dishes and there’s that tiny bit of water at the bottom of the dish? If it has just a little bit of water in it and you add everything, the salt will dissolve. Dry bowl. That’s all.
2. When you mix everything, you’re gonna have to mash the coconut oil into the zest and salt because it can be a little clumpy. No biggie.
P.S. I used it Saturday last night and my skin is still super soft. And when I re-entered the bathroom I was blown away by the smell. The grapefruit smell is so bright and sweet with just a hint of coconut. I dig it.
P.P.S. Like most scrubs, this contains oil which can make the bottom of your bath or shower kind of slippery. Be careful! Also, if you have super sensitive skin, test it out on a small patch of skin just to be sure you won’t have an allergic reaction.
You shouldn’t slip and this shouldn’t give your skin a rash, but I like you guys. That’s all.
Grapefruit Coconut Scrub
3-4 Large Grapefruits
2 teaspoons of coconut oil
1/2 cup of sea salt
3 teaspoons of grape seed oil
Using a microplane, zest the grapefruits and add zest to a bowl, along with all of the other ingredients. Mix together thoroughly and keep in an airtight container.
How long does it last before it gets too old?
Hi just a question does it work just as well if you substitute the salt for sugar??
That romper comment had me cracking up… thanks for that!
oooh, I’ll have to try this. my vacay is already planned, and 7 weeks away and my skin is still in winter mode. time to scrub!
This sounds fantastic! I haven’t given myself a good scrubbin’ in forever!
This looks great, and I was just gifted some grapefruit! Is it really only 2 teaspoons of coconut oil–it looks like maybe you used more in your picture? Thanks for the idea!
I have these ingredients! My poor skin is going to thank me (and you) for this! 🙂
I can almost smell this… grapefruit is my favorite. I just ate one this morning – my last one. Might have to buy more now 🙂
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