DIY gift idea- homemade grapefruit sugar scrub

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DIY gift idea- homemade grapefruit rosemary sugar scrubDid you know that during college, I worked as a shampoo girl at a salon on main street in Grove City (the little college town where I went to school)? Not only did that little stint introduce me to all sorts of expensive hair products that I am still trying to quit (I hate when more expensive things really are better), I also learned the glory of The Sugar Scrub. I love this little beauty gem even more because it is so easy to make- and it makes such a great DIY gift that I always make a double batch.

DIY gift idea- homemade grapefruit rosemary sugar scrubThe recipe for homemade sugar scrub success is really very basic- sugar plus citrus for exfoliating, and carrier oil and essential oil for moisturizing. One of my favorite sugar scrub combinations is grapefruit and rosemary. Since Burke’s teacher’s birthday is coming up, we whipped up a batch for her this afternoon as part of her birthday present (and made enough for mama-daughter pedi’s as well, of course).

DIY gift idea- homemade grapefruit rosemary sugar scrubGRAPEFRUIT ROSEMARY SUGAR SCRUB RECIPE


1/2 cup sugar

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1 Tbsp grapefruit juice

10 drops rosemary essential oil

Directions– Blend all items in a food processor. Scoop into jar.

DIY gift idea- homemade grapefruit rosemary sugar scrubGive as a gift to the best 1st grade teacher ever (or, you know, to whomever you please).

ps- Mother’s Day is May 10 this year- this sugar scrub would make a fantastic DIY mother’s day gift!

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  1. Love this idea, Kirst! And thanks for the trip down memory lane…I forgot you were a shampoo girl in Grove City. 🙂 I don’t have any rosemary oil, but I do have Lavendar and some other EO’s. Do you have any other combos you’d recommend?

    1. Nicole, funny right? Oh Grove City. 😉
      Other essential oils that’d pair well with the grapefruit- mint, tea tree, basil, anything citrus-y. I know that people sometimes use fresh herbs in their scrubs, so you could put finely chopped rosemary into the scrub, it just wouldn’t last as long (maybe a smaller batch?).
      Loving your foster updates on FB, btw! Hugs, friend!

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