Make It: Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

Make It: Grapefruit Sugar Scrub


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond oil (or olive oil or coconut oil)
  • 3 to 4 drops grapefruit essential oil


Mix the sugars together. Slowly add the oil until you reach the consistency you like. (If you like your scrubs more oily, add more oil.) Then add grapefruit essential oil, or whatever scent you prefer. Mix thoroughly and store in an airtight container; we used glass canning jars with metal lids and plastic Ziploc containers, which turned out to be safer for shower use. Good for up to three months if kept bacteria free.

Cost: Sugar, $3 for organic brown; all-natural essential oil, $6; organic coconut oil, $6. Total cost: $15. Made about 8 four-ounce jars.

Parent tip: If using a semi-solid oil, like coconut oil, microwave it for 30 seconds before adding to the sugar. It will help you mix it evenly.