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Exotic Grapefruit Scrub Recipe

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Hello Bulkers!

It’s spring break week in my household. Since we won’t be going anywhere warm and sunny, my “fake tan” will have to do. I’m a huge fan of sunless tanning. Spray tanning that is! Every week I prepare my skin for it’s weekly sunless glow. I’ve been making different sugar or salt scrubs for a few years now and I believe they have truly help elongate my tan. So why is exfoliating so good for your skin? Exfoliation removes the dead and dry skin cells on the surface of the skin. Regular exfoliation can improve the look and feel of your skin and lead to healthy glowing skin. Exfoliation has so many wonderful benefits. If you haven’t tried it, this exotic grapefruit scrub recipe is a great start.

Ingredients you’ll need:

1/4 cup Sweet Almond Oil

1 cup Dead Sea Salt or Scrub Base

1/2 cup of Coconut Oil (76 degree)

Exotic Grapefruit Sea Salt Fragrance Oil – 15-20 drops

1/4 cup Packed Brown Sugar

1/4 cup Sugar

4 2 oz Clear Plastic Jars and Lids

If you love the smell of grapefruit, this scrub is definitely for you. You can always change any scent to your liking. I used brown sugar to achieve a sand like color. If you want to add color to this scrub, simply omit the brown sugar and add an addition 1/4 cup of sugar. Mica powder or food coloring can be used to achieve a desired tint.


Step 1. Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

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Step 2. Add melted coconut oil and stir. Let mixture cool for 2-3 minutes.

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Step 3. Add Sweet Almond Oil and Exotic Grapefruit Sea Salt Fragrance Oil. Blend all ingredients thoroughly. You may have lumps from the brown sugar. Using a spoon, simply press lumps against the sides of the mixing bowl. That should do the trick.

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Step 4. Spoon into jars. I like using the 2 oz jars for quick uses. You may double this recipe if you’re looking to make larger quantities or using larger jars.

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Hope you enjoy making this scrub. Your skin will feel soft and smooth!

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  1. Does this need a preservative to prevent mold? Also can I use your massage oil base instead of Sweet Almond Oil and/or coconut oil?

  2. I would like to make this in bulk to sell at flea markets. I need to know how long is the shelf life. If I use the preservatives. What is the best preservative and even with the preservatives how long will it last.

    1. For best results, we recommend using this within 2-4 weeks without a preservative. If you’d like it to last longer, you can try our Germaben ii E, which generally extends the shelf life to around 6 to 12 months.

      1. Hi Daniel! If I were looking to use the Germaben ii E to this recipe can you advise the amount, and step to add it in.

        1. Hell Jennifer! At a usage rate of 1% of the total recipe volume/weight, you can add around 0.18 oz. of Germaben ii E to this recipe. You can mix it in after you mix in the other ingredients in step 3; please ensure that the mixture has a temperature no greater than 138°F before adding, so that the preservative system is not compromised.

          Hope this helps!

  3. We made this following your recipe exactly and the coconut oil set & got hard. What could be the cause of this?

    1. Sorry to hear that; did you allow the coconut oil to completely melt and did you mix it properly with the other ingredients? Also, at what temperature are you storing your creation?

      1. We did allow the coconut oil to completely melt & did mix it properly as well. We made them last night so they weren’t stored for any length of time…they were at room temperature.

  4. Hello what about using optiphen as a preservative?what do you think about it? for this recipe how much will you use?

  5. Is this germaben ii e organic? Is it toxic in any way? I want my homeade products to be as natural and healthy as possible.

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