The best beauty products are the kind that you can make in your own kitchen.
I love natural beauty products. It makes it even better when you can make them yourself from natural ingredients you can pick up at the store. This DIY pink grapefruit sugar scrub uses only 4 ingredients, and take less than 10 minutes to make.
I love the invigorating scent of grapefruit and it’s great to uplift your mood and awaken your senses in the morning. I picked up a natural grapefruit essential oil to add fragrance to the scrub (it smells uh-may-zing!)
I’ll be using coconut oil as one of the main ingredients, which is not only good for making DIY body scrubs, but offers a handful of other beauty benefits as well. It’s also a great moisturizer for the skin, and keeps it soft and supple. You can use it on your to moisturize your hair, face, and I like to use it on my eyelashes to keep them conditioned and help them grow longer and stronger.
I am using a hint of red food coloring to give the scrub a pink color, however if you prefer something a little more natural (or have allergies to food coloring), you can also use beet juice. If you are using food coloring like this recipe describes, be sure to use no more than 2 drops to avoid staining the skin.
1 cup Organic Cane Sugar
1 drop red food coloring
¼ cup Coconut Oil
3-4 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
3 drops Vitamin E Oil (optional)
HOW TO MAKE IT
- Mix the sugar and coconut oil together in a medium bowl until you have reached your preferred consistency. I prefer my scrubs to be less oily, so I use a little less than ¼ cup.
- Add drop of food coloring and continue to mix until the mixture turns a light pink color throughout.
- Mix in the drops of Essential Oil (and Vitamin E*) and continue to mix thoroughly until all ingredients are combined.
- Store in an airtight container.
You can use this scrub 2-3 times per week in the mornings or evenings in the shower or bath to remove dead skin cells and reveal brighter, smoother, and more moisturized skin. But remember to scrub gently!
Can be stored for up to 3-months.
You can also make your own labels and give the scrub away as a gift! I’ve designed a cute little label that you can print out and add to your DIY scrub bottle. I hole-punched the corner of the label, and tied it to the bottle with some twine.
Download your label here.
(Note: this is a Adobe Photoshop file).