Get gorgeous, glowing skin with this homemade grapefruit body scrub. You probably already have everything you need in your kitchen pantry and it takes less than 5 minutes to make.
Body scrub is one of the simplest skincare products to make at home because you more than likely already have everything you need in your kitchen pantry.
And not only can you save money by making your own body scrub but you can also avoid the nasty ingredients that are in some store-bought body scrub products.
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Most store-bought body scrubs contain artificial fragrances that can cause allergies, irritation, immunotoxicity, and even endocrine disruption.
Many also contain artificial coloring and preservatives as well. Both of which can cause neurotoxicity, non-reproductive organ system toxicity, and even cancer.
I’ve been trying to eliminate the toxins in my environment for a few years now, ever since I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. And I usually end up getting so frustrated with the ingredients in most store-bought skincare products that I just end up making my own.
That way I know exactly what is in it. Plus, as I mentioned before, the ingredients needed to make DIY body scrub are so simple I almost always have them on hand.
Benefits of Body Scrub
Exfoliation is key if you want healthy, glowing, soft skin. Using a body scrub is a great, all-natural way to exfoliate and get rid of dry skin. The oils in the body scrub also help to moisturize the skin.
I like to use my body scrub before shaving to free ingrown hairs and also before applying self-tanner.
How to Make Homemade Body Scrub
Making homemade body scrub is super easy. You just need something mildly abrasive like sugar or salt and something moisturizing like almond or coconut oil. You can add different essential oils for their skin-soothing properties or just to make the body scrub smell good.
To make this homemade grapefruit body scrub you’ll need the following ingredients and supplies.
I recommend using organic sugar and organic coconut oil whenever possible. And make sure to always use pure essential oils.
High-quality essential oils don’t have to cost a lot. I like to use Simply Earth or Plant Therapy essential oils.
You can learn more about my favorite essential oil brands and brands I definitely don’t recommend by reading this article – fake essential oil brands you should avoid.
Add 1/4 cup of Himalayan salt and 1/4 cup of sugar to a small bowl.
Add about 1/4 cup of coconut oil to the bowl and blend well with the sugar and salt. You can add a little bit more coconut oil if you prefer a smoother consistency.
Add 15-20 drops of grapefruit essential oil and blend well. Then pour into glass jar.
And that is it! It’s so simple. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and your skin will love it!
This sugar scrub should stay good for at least a month or two. Just make sure water doesn’t get into the jar.
How to Use Body Scrub
To use this body scrub simply massage a small amount into your skin gently using circular motions. I like to use this body scrub on my legs before shaving but I don’t recommend using it after shaving. It’s best used before.
This body scrub can be used on your arms, legs, and torso. I don’t recommend using it on your face because the sugar and salt can be a little too abrasive and the coconut oil can clog your pores.
Also, keep in mind grapefruit essential oil is photosensitive. That means if the oil is applied topically and your skin is exposed to sunlight it can cause your skin to become red and irritated.
So wait at least 12 hours after using the scrub before allowing your skin to be exposed to direct sunlight.