Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub

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I know spring is definitely not here yet, but it is surely on it’s way! That means its time for citrusy smells, lighter clothes, and sunshine to make their way into our minds again. The snow has melted here and the air is just slightly warmer. I’m feeling hopeful!

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One of the things I love as the weather warms up is a good, invigorating body scrub. Saying goodbye to your dead winter skin is a happy thing, and so is all the moisture your skin receives from the lush oils you find in scrubs.

I have used both store-bought and homemade sugar scrubs and can tell you that the homemade smell just as good, work just as well, and cost much, much less than the ones that you’ll find at the store.

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This scrub uses coconut oil(huge fan of coconut oil over here! I use it on my face all the time and Β it gives it such a smooth clarity.)to moisturize, sugar to exfoliate, and peppermint and grapefruit oils to wake you up,energize and Β lift your mood, and leave you smelling lovely. It also has a double hit of grapefruit with oil and zest. I love to use doTERRA’s essential oils, but you could use any brand.

I added a little squidge of beet juice to give this scrub it’s pretty pink color. You could use red food dye, but I wanted something a little(LOT)more natural πŸ˜‰

I would recommend using this scrub in the morning as opposed to the evening. Unless you are wanting to stay up later, then by all means, scrub away! Peppermint and grapefruit are great ‘wake me up’ scents. Scrub gently as well! Just a light pressure while you scrub will exfoliate your skin efficiently. Scrubbing too hard will result in sad, sore skin. So be gentle!

Keep Scrub refrigerated.

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Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub
  • ½ C. Coconut Oil
  • ½ C. White Sugar
  • Zest of 1 Grapefruit
  • 1 T. Grapefruit Juice
  • 10 drops Peppermint Oil
  • 25 drops Grapefruit Oil
  • ¼ t. Beet Juice(optional-for color)
  1. Place the firm coconut oil and white sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix together on low speed, until a thick paste is formed. Add the grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice, peppermint and grapefruit oil, and beet juice, if desired, to the mixture. Mix on low until incorporated and then turn the speed up to medium for about 20 seconds, or until mixture is well blended and fluffy. Store in an air-tight glass jar in the refrigerator.

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  1. Ana says

    How long does this scrub lasts? As in does it have an expiration date? Do you not need to add a preservative since you are using juice?

    • says

      Hi Ana, the scrub should keep for several months. Keep it in the fridge if you are worried about the juice spoiling, or you could substitute water for the grapefruit juice and keep it out at room temperature. =)

      • Genevieve says

        Not trying to be rude in any capacity, but i did notice that perhaps you have been misinformed. If water or juice is included in a recipe, there needs to be a preservative added or else it will spoil rather quickly (1-2 weeks) my solution was always make less, however, if giving as a gift you want to ensure you add a preservative to prevent overgrowth of bacteria.

        • says

          Hi Genevieve! Thanks for the info =) You’ll notice in the post that it states to keep the scrub refrigerated. It’s not meant to be kept out at room temperature for any length of time.

  2. says

    wow that look awesome omg i really wanna make this, although it makes me sad cuz it reminds you of summer mornings lol….. anyway can u eat that it looks like flavoured sugar ahahha πŸ˜›

  3. Courtney says

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to make it. One question… Where can I find grapefruit and peppermint oil? Can they be found at the grocery store?

    • says

      Thanks Courtney! You can find peppermint and grapefruit oil anywhere that sells essential oils. I use doTERRA oils, which you can get online, but health food stores and stores like whole foods should carry essential oils as well =)

    • says

      Spearmint would be great in place of peppermint! Tea tree would be great for it’s invigorating properties, but the smell wouldn’t be quite the same. It would work though! =)

  4. alligato says

    thank you Your lovely pictures make me happy Spring is nearly here! beautiful shade of pink–absolutely lovely.

  5. Danielle says

    Hi there! How much does this recipe make? I am making this for a friends baby shower and will be putting the mixture into mason jars. Thanks!!

  6. Margarette says

    Hello and thank you for posting this recipe. I am looking forward to trying it. I just wanted to bring to your attention a little typo in the instructions…..

    pasted from above: peppermint and grapefruit juice but I think you meant OIL in place of juice.

    Thanks again!

    • says

      Hi Amber!
      I purchase mine through doTERRA(which you can get online), but you should be able to get essential oils at some health food stores, like whole foods.

  7. Kelly says

    hi, this sounds amazing….wouldn’t mind making it myself, just two questions….
    what do you mean by “firm” coconut oil and what is beet? is it beet root juice?

    • says

      Hi Kelly! By firm coconut oil, I just mean that it needs to be solid at room temperature. Beet juice is beet root juice. You only need a very small amount. I cut one slice off of a beet and used the juice that was on the knife to dye the scrub pink.

  8. Gabrielle says

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try your recipe. I went to the doTERRA website…those are some pricey oils. Any reason these oils are better than others? Starwest botanical sells the oils for $4 to $8 a small bottle as opposed to a whopping $30 plus! My frugal is kicking in unless the other oils perform a lot better?

    • says

      Hi Gabrielle! doTERRA’s oils are definitely on the higher end…this is mostly because of how they are sourced. They are totally pure whereas many essential oil are mixed with other things. But for this recipe I really don’t think it matters a huge amount. It’s really more about the scent than anything else. I would want to go with the more frugal option, personally =)

  9. Elise S. says

    I cannot put into words how much I love this scrub:) It smells amazing, was super easy to make and leaves your skin feeling nourished. I got my oils from a local company here in the Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada and they weren’t too pricey, around $10/bottle. I made it in the stand mixer, so naturally my son thought it was food and ate a bit :S I was happy to see in the comments that you also tried some lol! I will definitely be making this for gifts in the future!

        • says

          Oh Man! We are having some really bad luck! Because of this plug-in issue I have to disable the recipes to enter a new post, which I have been doing for the last hour. You must have checked while I was doing that! It is working again, but just in case, here is the recipe:

          1/2 C. Coconut Oil
          1/2 C. White Sugar
          Zest of 1 Grapefruit
          1 T. Grapefruit Juice
          10 drops Peppermint Oil
          25 drops Grapefruit Oil
          1/4 t. Beet Juice(optional-for color)

          Place the firm coconut oil and white sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix together on low speed, until a thick paste is formed. Add the grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice, peppermint and grapefruit oil, and beet juice, if desired, to the mixture. Mix on low until incorporated and then turn the speed up to medium for about 20 seconds, or until mixture is well blended and fluffy. Store in an air-tight glass jar.

  10. aditi says

    Was luking for a nice wake me up kinda scrub recipe and here it is..!
    (Cz here in india therez alot of it)
    Looks yummyy..lol..!!

    It has juice and fresh ingredients in it..
    So how long wil it last..??
    Cz m planning to gift it to friend..
    N i’v heard that homemade scrubs with fresh ingredients or juices or water doesnt have a gud shelf life..!

  11. Niki says

    I love that this is whipped together. Is it safe to use on the face or should it be used only as a body scrub?

    • says

      Thanks Nikki! It probably depends on how sensitive your facial skin is. It has essential oils in it, so I just use it as a body scrub.

  12. Kimberly says

    This looks amazing! I am making it for my mom for Mother’s Day and I know she is going to love it!

    I am going to be travelling to get to my mom for Mother’s Day, will the scrub stay ok at room temperature for a day? Or should I just use the water instead of grapefruit juice to be on the safe side?

    • says

      Thanks Kimberly! What a great idea to make this for a Mothers Day gift! I would probably just use water and maybe add a little extra grapefruit oil. The juice is just to give is a little extra grapefruit scent =)

  13. Shelby says

    I made this last night. I didn’t look as pretty as the picture though. :( I think it was too hot in my apartment and the oil got too soft and runny. Another problem I had was that it ended up smelling too heavily of peppermint. I tried making it again with just three drops of peppermint, but still too pepperminty. :( I think it may be the oil I used. The grapefruit oil wasn’t very strong smelling. I got the oils from Sprouts. It’s a health food store. I mean, it still smells good, and it works quite well. I used it last night and this morning my hands are still super soft. Ooh, another thing I tried was using Kosher salt because of its big crystals. It was okay. Definitely, can’t eat it. lol I think I like the smaller crystals of the sugar better. It’s a little gentler on the skin.

  14. Kate says

    Hey! This looks and sounds so fab! :-) I just wanted to know how much it makes? Is your ingredients for one pots worth? I’m making it for Christmas presents and I want to make 10 containers worth which are 250ml. I’d really appreciate your help on the ingredient math side if possible please? Kate – London x

    • says

      Hi Kate! I’d guess that it makes about 8 oz. worth of scrub, or two little pots. Not sure what that equates to in ml’s but I know there are a lot of online calculators that could tell you πŸ˜‰ Hope you like the scrub!

  15. Avni says

    Hi I made a similar scrub using 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup olive oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. If I let the scrub just sit in the jar after mixing the ingredients I notice it gets runny liquidy and if if mix the ingredients again it becomes less liquidy should I add more sugar or is this how it is suppose to be?

      • Danielle says

        Hi! I am LOVING the idea of this scrub and I am super excited to make it. I just have one question. Obviously it’s winter now so this won’t be important for a couple more months, but should you avoid sunlight after use due to the grapfruit?? It sounds like such a great pick me up for spring/summer mornings but that means no tanning! Lol. Thank in advance.

        • says

          Hi Danielle! I think you would be wise to not use it in the hot summer months, grapefruit oil or any citrus oil can intensify sunburns. I would just use it in the winter and spring months =)

  16. Lydia says

    Hi there, do you have to use grapefruit oil because I have looked everywhere for it but just can’t seem to find it. So would it still work if I just used more grapefruit juice? Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Lydia! The grapefruit oil is largely what scents it, so I would maybe opt for another citrus oil, like lemon, lime or orange? The grapefruit juice alone really won’t add much of a scent =)

  17. Cara says

    This looks amazing and I love grapefruit! Is there any way to make this without the use of essential oils by chance? Nothing against them, just in a bit of a time crunch and buying those would mean driving pretty far to get them. Thanks!

    • says

      Thanks Cara! You can make the scrub without the essential oils…they just give the scrub a stronger scent. It will still work just fine without them =)

  18. Victoria says

    Has anyone made a printable tag for this? I’m not the most tech-savvy but would love a little tag to tie on or stick to the lid of a mason jar.


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