Spring always means innovation in people`s lives, including sunshine, lighter clothes and most importantly, citrusy smells. In this case, you must try this fantastic homemade whipped grapefruit mint scrub! Furthermore, you can try this wonderful scrub in any period of the year; it isn`t exclusively for the spring. Your skin somehow gets dead during the cold winter, even if you try to protect it against the frosty days. Thus, it is the right time to give this innovative scrub a try that will give back your skin`s moisture and natural glow.
What are the benefits of grapefruit and mint for the skin?
If grapefruit and mint are applied on the skin, they will give back its natural clarity. This efficient mixture will also hydrate your skin accordingly. The combination of peppermint and grapefruit also has the role of lifting up your mood, energize and wake you up in the morning, so that you can have a maximally productive day and most importantly, leave your face with a very pleasant smell.
How to prepare the fantastic whipped grapefruit mint scrub?
Here is what you need, when you`ve decided to get ready for preparing this great scrub:
- ¼ teaspoon of beet juice (not mandatory);
- 25 drops of grapefruit oil;
- 10 drops of peppermint oil;
- 1 tablespoon of grapefruit juice;
- zest of 1 grapefruit;
- ½ cup of white sugar
- and ½ cup of coconut oil.
Take the white sugar and coconut oil, place them in a bowl and mix them with the mixer on low level, until you obtain a thick paste. You can then add the beet juice (if you opted for it), grapefruit oil, peppermint oil, grapefruit juice and grapefruit zest. Mix them all with the mixer on medium level for approximately 20 seconds, until you see that the mixture became well blended. Store your mixture in the refrigerator in a tight glass jar.
If you also want to give this scrub a perfect pink color, you can opt for beet juice (this is the reason why this ingredient is not a must to add, only if you want to give a perfect pink color to your homemade beauty product). Red food die is also a good choice for giving a nice color to your scrub, but this is not a natural ingredient. Therefore, if you wish to stay on the natural side, skip chemicals for providing color to your exfoliating scrub and give your skin its glow back exclusively through the natural ingredients!
How to use the homemade whipped grapefruit mint scrub?
It is recommended that you use this scrub in the morning, unlike before going to sleep (which is a very common habit for other scrubs). The reason is that peppermint and grapefruit represent a great mixture for waking you up and giving your skin freshness in the morning. It is also important that you scrub gently. It is enough to exfoliate your skin gently because the scrub will work efficiently. If you exfoliate too hard, you will only end up with sore and sad skin. So be careful!