Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

With the winter weather still around, I find my skin has that "winter feel."
You know the feeling -- dry, and more dry.
Not only does my skin feel dry, but it looks dry.
My hands look "aged."
I'm sure that's not a winter-weather thing, as much as it is a sun-thing.
But I'd rather blame it on the dry winter weather!
One of the things I like about Imperial sugar are all the recipes they have on-line.
Of those, I love the sugar scrub recipes!
I've made several and have loved them.
I've even given them as gifts!
So this morning, while I was lamenting my dry hands, I took a stroll over the Imperial Sugar website.
I found this easy little sugar scrub that I whipped up in a matter of minutes!
I changed the type of oil I used and I omitted a couple ingredients.
There's no "reason" for the changes -- it's just what I had . . .or didn't have!
But I'm perfectly content with my jar of scrub!
Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
1 cup white sugar
zest of 1/2 of a small grapefruit
juice of 1/3 of the small grapefruit in which you zested
2-3 TBSP coconut oil, warmed (or grapeseed, olive, or safflower)*
In a small bowl, add the sugar and zest the grapefruit into the sugar.  If you want more or less zest, you be the judge!
Cut off the top portion of the grapefruit and squeeze the juice into the sugar.  I probably juiced 2 TBSP or so.
Add the oil and stir.  I started with 2 TBSP and mixed it well.  I then added an additional TBSP of oil, as I wanted a bit more emulsion to my scrub.  You can add as little or as much as you desire; however, I'd be careful not to make "sugar scrub soup."  You do want to be able to have substance to your scrub.
Fill your chosen jar with your scrub.  Be careful if using glass if you will be using this mixture in your shower.  Plastic is better!
I like to keep my scrub by the kitchen sink!
*If you use coconut oil, your scrub might have a coconut scent; depending on the type of coconut oil you use.

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