This gorgeous grapefruit and rosemary pink salt and sugar scrub recipe is the most simple, yet elegant gift you’ll whip up this holiday season. Made with 100% natural ingredients like pink Himalayan salt, fractionated coconut oil, and essential oils.
Is it even the holidays if you aren’t making a big batch of sugar scrubs? This recipe is so easy to make, with a beautiful, fresh, clean scent that’s good for your skin and wellbeing. During the winter and citrus season, I always have an abundance of fresh grapefruit and rosemary from the garden, but never thought to combine their scent and gifts together. It’s so uplifting and invigorating. So is it any wonder why I felt inspired to make this simple grapefruit and rosemary pink salt and sugar scrub recipe?
When making a sugar scrub, you can feel peace of mind knowing that the bases of the recipe (Himylian salt and sugar) contain minerals that are great for your skin. These minerals and antibacterial properties of both rosemary and grapefruit essential oil help protect our skin and prevent toxins from penetrating our skin barrier.
- This scrub will give you spa vibes without the cost.
- This scrub is the best way to exfoliate your skin.
- Sugar scrubs brighten up your skin.
- This scrub is the best gift to give!
- This scrub is 100% naturally colored and scented. Nothing artificial here!
- This scrub comes together in minutes!
How do I make grapefruit and rosemary pink salt and sugar scrub recipe
With just a couple of steps, you will have a wonderful DIY beauty product!
All it takes is
Mixing your Himylian salt, sugar in a large bowl
Pouring your fractionated coconut oil (or any carrier oil of choice) over the salt and sugar and mix
Add in 20 drops of essential oils. I use 15 of grapefruit and 5 of rosemary, but feel free to add more if desired.
Why essential oils instead of fragrance?
The main difference between fragrance oils and essential oils is that fragrance oils are manufactured in a lab and essential oils are made of natural materials. Often times, body scrubs found in the store are made with man made synthetic fragrance oils, because they are inexpensive, they hold their fragrance longer and there are endless options.
Our family does not use any products with any synthetic fragrance, as they can contain up to 80 chemical ingredients. On a cosmetics label, synthetic fragrance oils could be labeled as perfume, fragrance, fragrance oil or parfum. Making our own gives us full control over the ingredients.
The essential oils
Grapefruit essential oil is cold pressed from the peels of the fresh fruit for a citrusy oil with the bright aroma of a grapefruit orchard. It’s this sweet, invigorating scent that associates the essential oil with feelings of joy, satisfaction, and playfulness. Not only is Grapefruit a wonderful essential oil to diffuse, but it’s also a great addition to DIY skin care products.
Rosemary essential oil has a robust, herbaceous aroma. Rosemary essential oil uses include topical application and direct inhalation, and its complex, woodsy aroma can help create an energizing environment and promote a sense of clarity.
Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells to fresh and restore the pores. When done properly, a well made sugar scrub will not dehydrate your skin, but will act as a natural humectant and leave you feeling silky smooth.
I use my scrub on my body each time I shower (every couple of days) but would not recommend exfoliating daily. Most people benefit most from using an exfoliating scrub once a week.
I only exfoliate the skin on my face once per week.
WHEN should I use grapefruit and rosemary pink salt and sugar scrub recipe
- Weekly to maintain soft, smooth skin.
- Before you shave
- To help alleviate ingrown hairs
How long will my scrub keep?
Due to the fact that homemade versions don’t contain any preservatives, sugar scrubs usually keep a month or two in an airtight container. You must use a clean scoop in your sugar scrub to prevent adding bacteria into it. a great way to gift this scrub is with a little scoop.
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This gorgeous grapefruit and rosemary pink salt and sugar scrub recipe is the most simple, yet elegant gift you'll whip up this holiday season. Made with 100% natural ingredients like pink Himalayan salt, fractionated coconut oil, and essential oils.
- 1 cup pink Himylian salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil (or any carrier oil)
- 20 drops of essential oil (I use 15 grapefruit, 5 rosemary)
- Add in some dried grapefruit peels or dried rosemary for aesthetic and additional fragrance if desired.
- Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0