Today is a pretty big day in our house. My husband has an interview for a job he has been wanting for years (maybe even longer). We are pretty laid back people but sometimes when there seems to be a lot on our shoulders the stress levels can get high. A few weeks ago Mike had to pass a physical assessment in order to make it to the interview portion for this job. The first time he didn’t pass the physical portion so when he did we celebrated! Since he passed that now he gets to go do the whole question and answer interview part which has him a little on edge. The has to travel a little over an hour from our house to get to the interview and when he got dressed he realized he didn’t have a belt so he rushed out to find one. Anytime he gets stressed it makes everyone in our home a little crazy so I am glad he budgeted extra time to get ready and make the drive. Now I just have my fingers crossed nothing unexpected happens during his travel time! Honestly I will probably be biting my finger nails until he calls me after the interview to tell me how things went. I can’t wait until the end of the day when the kids are in bed, he is back home and I can unwind by taking a long hot quiet bath.
Speaking of baths – today I have a super easy grapefruit sugar scrub recipe to share. This scrub would make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, an expecting mom or any occasion really! The best part about this scrub is that you don’t need any special fragrance oils or colorants – everything for this recipe can be purchased at a craft store and grocery store.
- 1 pound melt and pour soap – I used white melt and pour from Michael’s
- Juice from half a grapefruit – strained free of pulp
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
- 20 drops of grapefruit fragrance oil (optional – I get mine from Indigo Fragrance on ETSY)
Other Supplies Needed:
- Microwave safe bowl
- Sandwich size plastic container
- Cut the soap into squares (about 2×2 inches) and place in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave according to package directions until melted.
- Once the soap base is melted you need to work quickly to stir in the olive oil, grapefruit juice and fragrance oil.
- Then quickly mix in sugar until incorporated and pour into sandwich size container to set. The soap will start to set when you add the sugar so that is why it is super important to work fast.
- Once the soap has set (about 1-2 hours depending on how thick it is) remove from the container and use a knife to cut the brick into cubes.
**I suggest washing out the microwave safe container as soon as possible. Once the soap starts to set it can be a bit difficult to get it all off of the container.
After I made the soap and was letting it set my son walked through the kitchen twice asking ‘Mom what is that smell!?’ He was pretty sad when I told him it was soap instead of food. I love these little cubes because they do a great job at exfoliating or getting off the pesky beach sand (yes, sadly that is a problem we Floridians sometimes have). Since these cubes are meant to help exfoliate I recommend only using them once per week.
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