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Grapefruit Sugar Scrub for Sensitive Skin

This Grapefruit Sugar Scrub uses almond oil to seal in moisture and treat sensitive skin.
By Laurel Vukovic
January/February 2006
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Grapefruit essential oil has antiseptic qualities that makes it ideal for treating congested skin.
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This grapefruit sugar scrub is a good body scrub for sensitive skin. Adding almond oil to the sugar scrub leaves behind a fine layer of oil to seal in moisture.

• 1 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup almond oil
• 10 drops lavender essential oil
• 10 drops grapefruit essential oil

1. Mix all ingredients together in a small plastic container. Rinse off with a quick warm shower, and then massage the scrub onto your damp skin while standing in the bathtub.

2. Finish by rinsing well with warm water. This scrub makes the tub slippery, so use a rubber mat to avoid falls.


Laurel Vukovic writes and teaches about herbs and natural healing from her home in southern Oregon. She is the author of 1001 Natural Remedies (DK, 2003) and Herbal Healing Secrets for Women (Prentice Hall, 2000).

Click here for the original article, Natural Exfoliants for Radiant Skin.








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