Easy DIY: Homemade Grapefruit Scrub

You’ve got to try this Homemade Grapefruit Scrub! It’s deliciously scented and leaves your skin silky smooth and moisturized.

Try this deliciously scented, easy to make and budget friendly homemade grapefruit scrub to freshen up your skin!

Throughout the year, and especially though winter, I like to use a sugar body scrub for an invigorating way to get rid of dead skin.   I’ve used both store-bought and homemade sugar scrubs and can tell you that the homemade version works just as well and costs much less!  You also can’t beat the smell!  Mmmm!

This winter, I made up a batch of Homemade Grapefruit Scrub.  Grapefruit, because it just smells so fresh and delicious!

Are you ready to learn how easy it is to make a batch of homemade grapefruit scrub?  Here we go:

Ingredients for Homemade Grapefruit Body Scrub

  •  1 cup coconut oil (Find it here or here)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ grapefruit (3-4 Tbsp grapefruit juice)
  • 3 Tbsp grapefruit zest (optional)
  • 4-5 4 oz. Jelly jars (Find them here, here or here)


  1. Using a grater, grate 3 tbsp of grapefruit zest (I found it easier to grate prior to juicing.)
  2. Once you have your grapefruit zest, cut the grapefruit in half and juice it for 3-4 tbsp of  grapefruit juice.
  3. Next, in a medium size bowl, combine the coconut oil, sugar, grapefruit juice and zest and mix well.
  4. Add the scrub to your 4 oz. Jelly jars.
  5. Print and cut out the labels and place on the lid; the metal ring will hold the label in place. **For a different look, you could use a hole punch to punch a hole in the top of the label; hook through with twine and tie around the lid.

Makes 4-5 4 oz. Jelly jars. The recipe can also be made smaller or larger depending on how much you would like to make.  Stored in an airtight container, scrubs will last for about 6 months. If there is any separation simply stir the mixture.

Print these labels to use for your jars:

Grapefruit Scrub labels

So what do you think?  Are you excited to give this a try?

Try this deliciously scented, easy to make and budget friendly homemade grapefruit scrub to freshen up your skin!


  1. Does the grapefruit juice make your skin sticky?

  2. I bought the hardened coconut oil that you melt down to a liquid. Will it re-solidify? Does it matter?

    • It will solidify in a cool place, but it should melt as soon as the warmth from your hands heats it up. Hope that helps!

  3. What kind of sugar do you recommend?

  4. Where can I find these jars cheap?

  5. where do you get those nice labels for printing.

    • Hi Vicki, you can print them simply by clicking on the image of the labels I have in the post. Hope that helps!


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