Zesty Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

 Zesty Grapefruit Sugar Scrub from Noble Pig
How many of you have an addiction to scrubs and lotions and everything beauty related. I am especially drawn to anything citrusy. I love the way it smells and it's a perfect mood lifter and energizing too.

This past weekend at my food conference in Miami, Sunkist put together a clever swag bag for each blogger. Inside were grapefruits, a box of sugar, grapeseed oil and honey, along with a recipe on how to make this sugar scrub. Honestly, I wanted to make it in my hotel room, but didn't really have the right tools to make it happen.

Zesty Grapefruit Sugar Scrub from Noble Pig sliced fruit
I did make it yesterday and I can't tell you how much I love it. Perfect for the hands, feet, back of your arms or anywhere you need to exfoliate. Your skin will feel incredibly smooth and delicious once you rub it on and rinse it away.

To get all the juice out of my grapefruit, I used my favorite wooden reamer. I couldn't live without this tool in this kitchen.

Zesty Grapefruit Sugar Scrub from Noble Pig perfect for giving
The grapefruit juice will help brighten your nails, which is so nice if you are a "clear nail polish on your fingers" kind of gal like myself.

Zesty Grapefruit Sugar Scrub from Noble Pig 3
Did I mention it smells good too. And since it's all food products, you can even taste it...just a little bite won't hurt.

Zesty Grapefruit Sugar Scrub from Noble Pig  A small scoop of happy

Zesty Grapefruit Sugar Scrub from Noble Pig in the bathtub
This scrub now has a permanent place on the shelf in my bathtub.

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Zesty Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

Recipe from: Adapted slightly from Sunkist | Serves: 1 small jar


  • 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar*
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons grapefruit zest


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Apply to your hands, feet or anywhere you would like to exfoliate. Rinse with warm water.
  • The original recipe called for only 3/4 cup sugar. I added more to get it to the consistency I preferred. I added the zest too.

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7 Comments and 2 Replies

  1. Hilary Andriesian 1

    Thank you for this recipe! I love all things grapefruit! My favorite drink is a greyhound…but rare is the place that serves it just right…with fresh squeezed grapefruit! My signature scent is also a mix of lemon verbena and grapefruit…I love what L’Occitane sells, but had Escential Oils whip up a similar version for less than half the price and twice as nice, since it’s all natural and uses essential oils instead of alcohol, of course. I will definitely be whipping up this recipe on the weekend. Looking forward to scrubbing with it and smelling so good afterward!

  2. Joan in VA 2

    Sugar scrubs are pretty common for needleworkers. Since I am taking a medication that doesn’t work when you ingest grapefruit juice, I will probably adapt this to use another citrus. Thanks for posting.

  3. Jana B 3

    Oh wow, these photos are gorgeous. I want to dive right in that bowl!

  4. Deborah 4

    How long is this good for? You don’t have to refridgerate this do you? This sounds amazing and can’t wait to try it.

    • Cathy 5

      Keep it closed and not exposed to sunlight. Since you use quite a bit at a time, I’m thinking a batch wouldn’t last past a month anyway, which is about how long I would keep it.

  5. Just in time for summer! A nice scrub to exfoliate before hitting the beach! Can’t wait to try!

  6. That looks good I want to try it

  7. brenniep 8

    Since Noble Pig is my go to trusted recipe source and I love citrus, I’d love to try this!. My favorite of all smells! I also have psoriasis, so I’m always looking for new ways to try to exfoliate and smooth my skin. I’m a simpleton, plain and simple. Haha! Therefore, I don’t get to specialty shops or the like very often. I have what is probaby a very dumb question to most! Were can I purchase grape seed oil? I’m sure it’s right in front of my face and I’m just blind to it! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance. :)


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