DIY Mother's Day Gift :: Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

3:36:00 PM

Now that there are 6 mamas for me to make feel special on mother's day, I have transitioned into giving smaller, yet personal gifts for Mother's Day. I have my mom and grandmother, two mother-in-laws, and two grandmother-in laws...this is truly a blessing, but can get a little expensive.

So this year as I was scavenging Pinterest for some ideas, I stumbled upon this Grapefruit Sugar Scrub recipe from The Idea Room.

I modified the recipe a little because I had some similar ingredients already in my pantry, but basically the same :)

Ingredients: (yields 1 8oz jar) see original recipe HERE
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup Coconut oil (original recipe called for almond oil)
1 Tablespoon of fresh grapefruit juice (original recipe called for grapefruit essential oil)
2 drops of tangerine essential oil (ironically I had this in a drawer in my kitchen, so I decided to add a couple of drops in)
2-3 drops of Vitamin E oil
1/2 teaspoon pomegranate juice (original recipe called for food coloring or raspberry juice)

Mix the sugars together and slowly add the almond (coconut) oil until you reach the consistency you desire. Add Grapefruit Essential Oil (I used fresh squeezed grapefruit juice plus tangerine essential oil) and Vitamin E if adding. Mix thoroughly and store in an airtight container. Good for up to 3 months if kept bacteria free.

Recipe and directions c/o The Idea Room 

As you may have noticed, because the raw sugar I used was a brown color, my scrub did not turn out the pretty pink color as in the original recipe, so keep that in mind when purchasing your raw sugar. I would have loved for it to have been pink, but it still turned out so good, I can't wait to give it to all of the mamas :)

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub Label from The Idea Room // Label template from Michaels: Gartner Studios

All packaged up and ready to go for Mother's Day <3

In each gift bag I also included a special poem for each mom; just a little reminder of how special each one is to me, my husband and our son.

I hope that each and everyone of you has a very special Mother's Day if you are a mom yourself and if not, don't forget to make your mommy(s) feel the love on Sunday!! <3

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