Pink Grapefruit-tini Sugar Scrub

Pink Grapefruit-tini Sugar Scrub

It’s November 25th, 2014, and it just hit me….holiday spirit. I try to hold off on decorating and Christmas music until, strictly, December, 1st, although this year, I’ve allowed myself to break out my favorite, antique, pink christmas bulbs early and pop on a little easy-listening Christmas music.

Currently, I’m cozied up on the couch with a cup of tea, beside a rip-roaring fire, that I impressively made myself, and listening to my husband’s favorite Christmas song: Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You (he’s going to kill me for saying that, but at least if I get an unimpressed phone call, I know he’s reading my blog posts!) Yes, it’s feeling Christmas-y in here. Most likely the first one that my daughter will remember, so why not start early and make it fun?

This year, we’re keeping Christmas stress-free, low-key and simple, which is what I say that every year, but this year I mean it! We’re keeping gifts to a minimum and trying desperately not to fall into the consumerism cyclone. Homemade gifts are welcome and encouraged and store-bought wrapping paper is not! Yes, a Modern Hippie Holidays, indeed.

One of the Christmas gifts that a few members of my family will expect to see, is this out-of-this-world Pink Grapefruit-tini Sugar Scrub (hopefully you’re not reading this Mom, Aunty Deb and Ash!)

The Scrub

This ultra moisturizing exfoliant is ideal for dry winter skin! Made of shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, vodka (yes, vodka, hence the pink grapefruit-tini!) and, of course, sugar – although I avoid putting sugar in my body, it actually does wonder for your skin! Let me explain…

  • Sugar is a natural humectant, meaning that it draws moisturize from the environment into the skin. This is why I use sugar instead of salt, which actually dries-out your skin. 
  • Sugar is an excellent exfoliant and removes dead skin cells from your skin, leaving behind a youthful glow.
  • It contains alpha hydroxy acid, also found in lemons, which is helpsful for regenerating new skin cells.
  • Glycolic acid and alpha-hydroxy acid, both found in sugar, also help to balance the oils in your skin.

Shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil  leave your skin feeling moisturized, and vodka acts as a natural toner, astringent and preservative. Pink Grapefruit essential oil adds a refreshing fragrance, and beet-root powder adds a pop of colour 🙂

And there you have it –an all-natural, homemade sugar scrub that looks good enough to eat! I’m confident that any family member, guy or gal, would be thrilled to find this Pink Grapefruit-tini Sugar Scrub under the tree…or keep it for yourself, whatev.

How to Use

In the shower, scoop a small about of Pink Grapefruit-tini sugar scrub into your finger tips, and massage, in small circles, all over you body! Rinse with warm water, and pat dry. If you’re going to use this on your face, be extremely gentle!

Modern Hippie Tip…

Keep the container and wrapping eco-friendly! Package the scrub in a small, mason jar that you can re-purpose. Wrap it in a brown, paper bag and tie it with a festive ribbon, or wrap it in cloth, the Furoshiki way! Label it with “how to use” instructions as well as the recipe – truly the gift that keeps on giving!

Pink Grapefruit-tini Sugar Scrub Pinterest

Pink Grapefruit-tini Sugar Scrub
Incredibly moisturizing, skin rejuvinating, and exfoliating Pink Grapefruit-tini Sugar Scrub@
  1. Melt the coconut oil and shea butter using a double-boiler method. Do do this, add the ingredients to a medium, metal (or glass, but not plastic) mixing bowl, and sit the bowl in a pan of simmering water.
  2. Once the coconut oil and shea butter have melted, transfer the bowl to the refrigerator or an ice bath.
  3. Once the mixture is opaque, and no longer liquid, gradually stir in the sugar.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until they are fully combined.
  5. Transfer the Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub into small, containers (mason jars?) for gifts!

Don’t Want to Make It?

No worries, I’ll make it for you! I sell this Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub in the Modern Hippe Shop!

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12 comments on “Pink Grapefruit-tini Sugar Scrub

  1. Carly,

    I made this for all the beautiful women in my family and absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it! My favorite by far. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful scrub. It is definitely a staple in my shower & bath!


  2. Hey Modern Hippie! Greetings! I’m an old school but modern hippie✌️ I have to say, LOVE your recipies! I made your Aloe Coconut Body Butter last nite ( I added dried yogurt to the aloe :)… ) I also doubled the recipe and used half mango butter with the Shea. I used it before bed, and I was totally BLOWN away by the results! Thank you ! Anytime I can use aloe I’m happy ! I am wondering, do you use the Gel or Juice? I used juice last nite as I know it can be out if fridge I use it as a toner with a little witch hazel and Ess oil.. Neroli love! But it’s SO great! You keep up the great work! I make “Stuff” almost everyday… I love being green!

  3. Hi Carly, I am Brazilian and I love your site and recipes. Thanks for share them. So is there any problem to grow mold or bacteria if some water drops inside the jar once I keep it in the bathroom? and Can I make one of that from coffee?

    1. Hello! Thank you for following my site, happy to hear from a fellow Modern Hippie from Brazil. Every time you add water, yes, you create the potential for bacteria to grow, but I few droplets will be ok in the short term. Vodka is also a great natural preservative so will help this matter. Go ahead and give ground coffee a try!

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