Summer months call for fresh, fruity scents and this whipped sugar scrub is sure to put you in the summer mood (even if it is January)! With sweet grapefruit and a hint of cool mint, your skin will feel smooth and refreshed- just what you would need after a day at the pool.
Simple ingredients and a touch of color (optional, as always) make this recipe a fun and easy one.
-½ cup Coconut Oil (firm not melted)
-½ cup Sugar
-25 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
-10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
-Pinch of Red Pigment Powder
–Jar with Lid (I always like the Mini Heremes Jars for scrubs)
Using an electric mixer (hand held or stand) whip the ingredients together until fluffy. Scoop the mixture into an airtight jar for storage.
To use: Gently massage over damp skin and rinse with water.
Grapefruit Scrub Recipe
Sounds fun and easy.
Nice; let us know your results!
Going to make this for my mom and aunt 🙂 Thank you.
Great; be sure to let us know how it goes!
Since this product is most likely to come into contact with water, especially if used in the shower, do you recommend a preservative?
A preservative, such as our Germaben ii E, can be used.
How much r Germaben ii E would you recommend to add in the scrub (if you do the same amount above)?
You’d want to add around 0.04 oz of the Germaben ii E to this recipe. Hope this helps!
what is the shelf life
If stored and used in a cool dry place (away from moisture/water), it can last around 6 months; if you believe it will be exposed to water/moisture (for example, during use in the shower) it would be best to add a preservative for safety.
We have a small house on the beach. Our sinks and showers go to a gray water receptacle. Do you know if oils could cause a problem?
Depending on the oil, possibly; I recommend contacting a qualified plumber who can advise on methods to minimize/eliminate this occurrence.