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Unlock the benefits of grapefruit essential oil in an exfoliating grapefruit poppyseed scrub, perfect for summer skin!

Grapefruit essential oil is cold-pressed from the peels of fresh grapefruit. It is a citrusy oil with a bright aroma. Its aroma is often used in aromatherapy to encourage feelings of playfulness, joy, and satisfaction. Learn more about aromatherapy in my 10th book, Aromatherapy – A Practical Guide for Home and Family.

Besides aromatherapy, grapefruit essential oil is a great addition to skin care applications. I have used it in bath salts, body lotion, and milk baths too. It is a natural skin-toning essential oil like Lemon and Juniper. This exfoliating grapefruit poppyseed scrub will make your skin smoother-looking.

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Exfoliating Grapefruit Poppy Seed Scrub

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With the addition of pink Himalayan salt, natural sugar, and poppy seeds your dead skin cells will sloth away. As those dead skin cells shed they will reveal smoother-looking skin. Maybe most of all, coconut and vitamin E will lock in deep moisture for a healthy natural glow! No chemical filled sunless tanning lotions required.

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Supplies for Exfoliating Grapefruit Poppy Seed Scrub

Exfoliating Grapefruit Poppy Seed Scrub

Instructions to Make Exfoliating Grapefruit Poppy Seed Scrub

In a medium glass mixing bowl, combine coconut oil, sugar, and pink Himalayan salt. Whisk well until smooth. Add poppy seeds and vitamin E oil and whisk thoroughly. Last, add 12 drops of grapefruit essential oil and whisk again to combine. Scoop scrub into an airtight container.

Yields: 6 ounces

How To Apply Body Scrub:

Scoop a small amount into your hand. Massage in a circular motion into your skin. Avoid contact with eyes and rinse with water. Repeat one to two times per week.

Exfoliating Grapefruit Poppy Seed Scrub

Make an extra jar of Exfoliating Grapefruit Poppy Seed Scrub to share. Gift it in style with a free printable Body Scrub Apothecary Tag. Grab it and more printables, checklists, and reference guides in the Simple Living Library.

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New to essential oils? For a detailed look at what essential oil is, read more here and grab your starter kit! Whip up another scrub, perfect for bare summer feet – Softening Coconut Foot Scrub.


  1. Hi,
    Can you use this as a face scrub? Would I need to substitute the salt with more poppy seeds? Thanks, Nellie

    1. lifenreflection says:

      Nellie, I would leave out the salt and not add any more poppy seeds. You don’t want it to be too abrasive for the delicate skin on our face. I also would only use it if you have dry skin because coconut oil can leave other types of skin feeling greasy.

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