This amazing, home made grapefruit body scrub will exfoliate your skin as well as improve your mood at the same time. The citrus essential oils contained within are known to be uplifting, while lavender tends to calm you down. As it is a stimulating scrub, it is an excellent daytime scrub. Make sure you don’t use it on sensitive, cut or sunburn skin.
This recipe will amount to four ounces of scrub, which should last you a while. You can buy the essential oils required from Mountain Rose Herbs as they are an excellent supplier of high quality organic essential oils, which also tend to be very affordable. However, if you don’t want to buy four different oils in order to make your first body scrub, stick with lavender and grapefruit and add more later on.
1 1/2 ounces sweet almond oil
25 drops grapefruit essential oil
14 drops tangerine essential oil
10 drops lime peelessential oil
3 ounces coarse sea salt
Mix the essential oils with the sweet almond oil in a clean glass jar. Screw on the lid and then shake vigorously in order to combine the oils.
Put the salt in a non-porous, oil-resistant and easy to clean bowl. A rubber mixing bowl will do the trick.
Add in the oil mix gradually and mix it with a stick or a wooden spoon. Once you have a thick paste, you can distribute the scrub into a four ounce jar or simply take it to the bathroom and use it immediately.
How To Use Your Home-made Grapefruit Body Scrub
Once you have made your grapefruit body scrub, go to the bathroom and add some extras such as candles. This will turn a regular home body scrub into a nurturing experience that feels like a visit to the spa. Here are a few top tips you can use to make your home body scrub experience even better.
Place a towel on the side of the tub and sit on it. Put your legs inside the tub and put a small amount of the grapefruit scrub on one part of your dry body, like your lower leg, for example. And then start rubbing. The sugar is abrasive and as such it will start removing dead skin cells.
Spend roughly two minutes on each part of your body as doing it too quickly will yield poor or even no results.
While you’re sitting, scrub your arms, both sides and underarms, legs, both fron and back, back of your neck, belly, shoulders and decolletage. Move your hand in a clockwise direction while scrubbing your belly and make sure you go lightly on the delicate skin of your breasts.
Stand up in the tub and start working on your sides, behind and back. As it is nearly impossible to reach the center of your back, you may have to ask someone else to help you or you can use a long skin brush to reach it yourself. This is also a good time to wipe away loose scrubs so they can fall into the bathtub.
Once you’re done with that, sit back down and give your feet a good scrub.
Once you’re all done, it’s time to rinse off the scrub with water. Start by rinsing your feet while you’re still sitting in order to avoid slipping in the tub. Get up, shake off any sugar off the towel into the tub and leave it outside, then start the shower. Step into the shower and let the water wash off the scrub off your body. Make sure you check your entire body and wash it all off as you really don’t want to have any sugar crystals left anywhere. At this point you will notice your skin being much smoother.
It is important to avoid using soap as it will wash off the hydrating oil on your skin.
Once you’re all done, make sure you check inside and around the tub to make sure there is no greasy residue as someone may slip on it.