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DIY Beauty - Grapefruit Scrub

You'd be suprpised how many of our grandmas, great-grandmas and the other "elder" women in our families maintained and preserved their sexy without all the expensive potions and lotions that are mass marketed today. Most of their beauty regimens revolved around things that were in the kitchen, which were cost friendly and free from harmful ingredients or negative side affects. I must admit though there are some beauty rituals I've heard from my grandma that I had to pass on because they were just too disgusting -LOL whether it promised a great outcome.

I'll share one my grandma's beauty secrets for glowing skin - GRAPEFRUIT. Not only does she recommend eating them, and drinking its juice, but she actually recommends using the ‘meat’ of the grapefruit to cleanse your face.

Here's a quick recipe: 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tbls. grapefruit juice (with or without pulp) Massage mixture into your face and then rinse thoroughly.


The sugar acts as an exfoliant, the olive oil as a moisturizer, and the grapefruit as an astringent.  If you have sensitive skin or cuts on your skin this may sting. 

Benefits of Grapefruit for Sensitive Skin *

Grapefruit is an excellent natural antioxidant. It is not only a key ingredient in many wellness and weight loss diets, but also good for skin exfoliation. Grapefruit is rich in citric acid, as it loosens dead skin cells thus exfoliating dry skin. The main cosmetic advantage of grapefruit lies in its content of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), but this may also be also a downside when it comes to sensitive skin.

People that have sensitive skin should be twice as careful about recipes with grapefruit as an ingredient, as it can have a drying or irritating effect. Although most people will find that they can use grapefruit with good results, always try the mixture before buying the cream or lotion.

Did your grandma or other elder woman ever share beauty regimens or recipes with you? What were some of them?


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I love all of these recipes! I cannot wait to try them out. I have some grapefruit oil so I will try the scrub first. I have an avocado that is getting a little old in the fridge too which would be perfect for the hair mask... Post more DIY please they are the best!

by pynkNymphette 3 years, 4 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

I love all of these recipes! I cannot wait to try them out. I have some grapefruit oil so I will try the scrub first. I have an avocado that is getting a little old in the fridge too which would be perfect for the hair mask... Post more DIY please they are the best!

by pynkNymphette 3 years, 4 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

This is a great recipe! I'm thinking I'm going to whip up some body scrub recipes to give for holiday gifts. Put them in glass jars and top them with a bow. I think I'm going to use this recipe from Janice Cox, she creates the best DIY goods: Colored Bath Salts 1 cup epsom salts 1/4 cup kosher salt or sea salt, coarsely ground (available in many grocery stores) Food coloring I'M USING RED OR GREEN TO MAKE IT HOLIDAY-ISH Essential oils, such as peppermint, coconut, or bitter orange (optional) AND I'M DEFINITELY GOING WITH PEPPERMINT Mix together the epsom salts and kosher salt. Add a few drops of your favorite color and stir well to blend. (Blue and green are pretty shades to use.) If you would like to scent your bath salts, add a few drops of the essential oils. Pour the salts into a container with a lid or into a reseal able plastic bag and close tightly. When you are drawing a bath, add about 1/4 cup of these bath salts under the running water.

by Kristen_TBeditor 3 years, 4 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

This is awesome! I am totally going to try this. I have always been a DIY girl, myself.  I have a hair mask that I LOVE from the book "Babushka's Beauty Secrets". It leaves my hair so flippin' soft.  Ingredients: 1/2 banana  1/4 avacado 1/4 cantaloup  1 tablespoon of wheat germ oil 1 tablespoon of yogurt vitamin E capsule Blend all the ingredients together in a blender on high for one minute then apply to hair. Leave on the mix for 8 minutes or so and then rinse out. Follow with shampoo. 

by annatotalbeauty 3 years, 4 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

omg what a good idea! I WILL BE USING THIS for sure!

by kenya 3 years, 5 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

Thanks TracyTB for your comment! I love trying DIY skin care recipes and most of the ones I know of have been shared by my grandmother or mother in law - others are thru trial and error.

by beautyxchange 3 years, 5 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

Wow this looks delicious. I can't wait to try it out. Thank you so much for sharing.  Do you make DIY skin care recipes freqeuntly?

by TracyTB 3 years, 5 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

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