I'm kinda a sucker for all things that pamper.
We don't have a bathtub now, but when we did in Indiana I would make a whole event of taking a bath. Bubbles, lavender oil, the whole shebang.
However, this was limited to the times when I had an hour or two, which was usually on Saturdays. Folks, I finally found a way to have a minute or two of spa-like treatment, even on groggy Thursday mornings.
Introducing, my homemade grapefruit sugar scrub:
This stuff will leave you feeling silky smooth, refreshed , and ready to start your day. With just four simple ingredients, it's a cinch to make, and yes, you could actually eat it if you wanted to.
All you need is coconut oil, sugar, a grapefruit, grapefruit oil, and the supplies in this picture.
First, measure out 1 cup of sugar. Plain old refined sugar will do. Pour it in the bowl, and mix in 1/2 cup of coconut oil.
Don't worry if the mixture seems a little dry. This will be fixed when you mix in the zest and oil.
Next, zest the entire grapefruit, and mix into the bowl. Don't be afraid to squeeze a little juice in, too. It just adds to the grapefruit-y smell!
Check out those little specs of grapefruit zest!
Add 15-20 drops of grapefruit oil, depending on your preference. For every oil that I don't ingest or use for medical purposes, I buy Puritan's Pride. I'm all for therapeutic grade oils, but, personally, I'm don't want to spend a couple hundred dollars on products I will use in scrubs or cleaners. Puritan's Pride has great products, but at a fraction of the price.
Mix it all together, and throw in a cute jar.
This scrub is great to give as gifts, or to pamper yourself. I especially love to use it after I shave my legs. It makes them so silky smooth!