I have always enjoyed cooking…mixing flavors and foods to create a meal that (hopefully!) my family will love. I have recently discovered that I also enjoy mixing foods and aromas to create DIY beauty products to pamper myself with! I love scrubs, lotions, facials and pedicures as much as the next girl but I am too cheap to pay for them on a regular basis. Not to mention that all natural beauty products cost an awful lot more than even regular creams and scrubs. So, I have decided to start expanding my kitchen skills into DIY beauty products and it has been incredibly easy. I am trying to stock up on an assortment of essential oils and some basic ingredients common to many DIY beauty products. This grapefruit sugar scrub is incredibly easy to make and only has a few ingredients. It is a great way to moisturize and exfoliate the skin while giving yourself a burst of energy with the invigorating citrus scent. The sugar can be a rough exfoliator so I don’t really recommend using this on your face. It is amazing for softening feet, cleaning hands after gardening, or smoothing out the skin on your legs so they are soft and subtle. You can play around with the essential oils to find a combination you really love. Personally I think citrus and herbs go perfectly together but you can add whichever aromas appeal to your own personal tastes. If you are interested in other DIY beauty products you may want to check out my coffee and brown sugar shea butter scrub.
If you enjoy making homemade sugar scrubs you can check out these free printable sugar scrub labels from Dixie Crystals.
Grapefruit Vanilla Sugar Scrub
- 3 cups Granulated Sugar
- ½ cup fresh grapefruit juice (approximately one half a ripe grapefruit)
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 tsp vitamin E oil
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 15 drops grapefruit essential oil (optional)
- Squeeze fresh grapefruit juice. Strain out any pulp and seeds.
- Mix together sugar, juice, vitamin E oil, essential oil, vanilla and olive oil in a bowl.
- Store in a tightly covered container. Keeping it refrigerated will make it last longer.
- To use, scoop out with your hands and scrub gently on skin. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
What are your own favorite DIY beauty products to make at home?
Disclaimer: I received no compensation of any sort for this post, just sharing my love of DIY beauty products!