Grapefruit Sugar Scrub in a glass jar

Today’s recipe is not for eating, but for pampering! It’s been a while since I have done a crafty post, but I have really been feeling the need to do a little pampering. Perhaps it’s because the third trimester is already draining me of all energy! I’ve been feeling so dry lately too so a homemade sugar scrub was just what I have been needing.

I’ve been enjoying teaching myself how to make homemade beauty products, like lip balm. It’s actually pretty simple and not very expensive to make and they always make such great little gifts or favors!

So this sugar scrub has four main ingredients: sugar, grapefruit juice (plus zest), coconut oil, and sweet almond oil. I contemplated also adding a pinch of grapefruit essential oil, but then decided against it as I just wasn’t sure if I could use it being pregnant. I did some research online and grapefruit essential oil is listed as being safe for pregnant women, but it is advised against during the first trimester and it also recommended not to use it too excessively. It probably would have been fine since I mostly just use it on my hands and feet, but I would rather play it safe so if you are making this scrub for an expectant mom, you might consider using very little or just leaving it out, otherwise, I totally recommend adding it!

Close-up shot of Grapefruit Sugar Scrub in a glass jar

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub in a clear glass
Yield: 1 small jar

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub - Homemade body sugar scrub with fresh grapefruit juice, coconut oil, and sugar! Makes for the perfect homemade gift!


  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon zested grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 cup white (or raw) sugar


  • small jar (about 8 ounces)


    1. In a bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, almond oil, and the grapefruit juice and zest. Then stir in the sugar. Transfer to sealable jar or container.
    2. To use, scoop some of the scrub out with your hands (the sugar will have sunk to the bottom) and rub onto hands, feet, or body for 1-2 minutes. Rinse with water.

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub in a glass jar

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub