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Beet and Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
I swear, most of the time I come up with recipes, I have no idea where they come from. Some subconscious part of my mind shoots me ideas and then before I know it, I'm concocting a little beauty science experiment and then am on my hands and knees photographing it.
I had bought some beet root powder from my affiliate Mountain Rose Herbs for a variety of projects I had yet to come up with. I had used it before for my DIY Natural Bath Bomb recipe and liked the deep-rose, almost purple looking color and also its slightly sweet scent.
Soon after purchasing it I knew I wanted to do a beet sugar body scrub. I wanted to keep the scent simple and summery, so I thought grapefruit would be the perfect addition to go along with the pink color of the scrub. Literally everything in this scrub came straight from the earth, no need for artificial dyes. Yay.
This is a perfect little body scrub for summer. I just love how vibrant it is and I love the scent!
How to Make the Beet and Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
- Pour in sugar so that it feels about 1/3 of the jar. Add about a teaspoon of beet root powder, stir.
- Add about a tablespoon of safflower oil and stir again.
- Repeat until jar is full.
- Note: You can always add a bit more beet root powder if you want the scrub to have a darker color. On that same note, you can add more oil is your like your scrubs more on the oily saturated side.
- Add 10-12 drops of grapefruit essential oil and stir again.
Store scrub in a cool dry area.
Note: I always sterilize my DIY beauty containers first by placing them in boiling water for about five minutes and then letting them air dry and cool down before using them.
I prefer using safflower or sunflower oil for scrubs because they don't have a strong scent, allowing the scent of the essential oil to shine.
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