Ok, I know I’m sounding like a broken record but it is HOT. Will this heat wave ever end? I know I live in Arizona and all but 108-109 for two weeks is starting to get a bit ridiculous. And it’s only June! Ok, enough complaining. So what to do in the heat? Well, stay cool of course! I’m all for peppermint, citrus, eucalyptus right now – anything that keeps me feeling refreshed.
So when I received a DIY recipe from Indie Lee for a grapefruit scrub, it immediately caught my attention. Not only would the body scrub be invigorating for my legs and arms, but the freshness of the grapefruit could enlighten my senses and lift my spirit that has been held captive by this wretched heat. Ok…. I realize I’m being a little melodramatic…
Back to the scrub!
1/2 tsp. grapefruit zest
1/2 tsp. grapefruit juice
1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. sea salt
2 tbs. coconut oil
Combine zest, sugar and salt in a bowl. Add in oil and mix. Slowly drizzle grapefruit juice over and mix until incorporated. Place in an airtight container.
Easy peezy. I went a little crazy with the zest, so I probably added more like a teaspoon of the zest….and maybe went a little crazy with the juice too. I don’t follow directions very well ;o)
So since I am writing a review you have probably guessed this worked out really well! Not only did the scrub leave my skin super smooth, but the coconut oil left it feeling soft and hydrated. It has been a few hours since I used it, and I find myself stroking my leg marveling how soft it is. Don’t mind me, just petting my own leg. Totally normal.
Because the scent is from natural grapefruit only, and is a relatively low amount for the amount of salt and sugar used, the scent is subtle. As I was using this, occasionally a waft of grapefruitiness would make its way to my nose, but nothing extreme. This isn’t going to fill your bathroom with fragrance. You could probably add more zest and juice if a strong fragrance is important to you, but I would be hesitant to add too much as it could cause some irritation on your skin.
This also is a more dry scrub. If you really want something more moist, you’ll need to add more coconut oil. I didn’t mind it, as this had enough coconut oil in it to keep the salt and sugar clumped together and keep my legs hydrated. But, I did want to mention it was it is a bit drier than ones I have purchased in the past.
So if you are looking for an easy-to-make body scrub for the summer, look no further! Your skin will be soft, smooth and refreshed.
Disclosure: The DIY recipe was provided by Indie Lee. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write.