Rise and shine, all you post- St. Patrick’s Day celebrators!
Feeling a little blue (after one too many Green beers)? Here’s a scrub that will leave you feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed: the Grapefruit-Orange Scrub! Citrus is a nice dose of Vitamin C for your skin, honey is an anti-inflammatory, sugar will leave your skin soft and smooth, and sweet orange will balance the zesty scent of the tart grapefruit. Plus, all these ingredients are relatively inexpensive (and sitting in your pantry). This is a great scrub for in the shower, or you can leave it by the kitchen sink whenever your hands need a little TLC. You can also be a good neighbor and give this as an inexpensive gift! Simply put this in a jar, and tie it with a bow or twine. You could even make a printable for the jars and stick it on for decoration. How sweet!
Grapefruit-Orange Sugar Scrub
1 and 3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup Almond Oil (or grapeseed oil)
1 tbsp honey
1 empty mason jar with lid
Mix together the sugar, oil, and honey. Juice the grapefruit and orange, making a total of 1/2 cup of juice (1/4 cup juice of each fruit). This should be about one quarter to one half piece of each fruit. Add the juice to the mixture, and stir well until a thick paste forms. Hurray, you now have a zesty citrus scrub! Scoop out with your hands, a small spoon, or even a slice of citrus (even more Vitamin C.) And eat the remaining fruit–it’s good for you!