You know how sometimes you thought you had this winning project until you started doing it and everything went so wrong? That happened to me. Again. My first #DIYFail was the Spoiled Milk Foot Soak with Orange Peels. This time around, it’s the (supposedly) cellulite-busting, moisture-boosting grapefruit body scrub recipe. Urgh, what’s up with citrus fruits?
So I had this juicy and sweet-looking lone grapefruit sitting in a fruit basket since Chinese New Year. I tried mixing it with my morning salad but it turned out to be too sour. I didn’t mop over it, though. I thought, ‘Wow! This calls for another DIY Beauty Recipe!’
Grapefruity Body Scrub to Stimulate the Skin
Since my legs had been flaky and dry lately, I thought of doing a body scrub instead of the usual face pack. I had all the essentials ready in my kitchen:
Please don’t follow my recipe: Olive or Coconut Oil /Lots of sugar / Sea Salt (for extra detox and texture) / Half a small grapefruit with all the peels
Since I wanted to use all the leftover grapefruit, I used my handheld blender to puree the peels and pulp. Cue in loud buzzer here. This is where it started to get really messy. I threw the grapefruit into my not-so-powerful blender and so I ended up with grapefruit gunk instead of puree.
To make a ‘scrubbish’ texture with all that juicy gunk, I had to mix an awful lot of sugar. I didn’t have that much sugar and neither did I want to waste that much sugar for something I can only use once. So the texture turned out to be too fine to be a body scrub. And because of all the grapefruit bits, applying it was a mess. A body scrub should be a relaxing experience — and in a way, it was. But I had to clean my toilet afterwards! That was definitely not my idea of a home spa.
Smooth Legs, Spoiled Mood?
Thankfully, though, my dry and flaky legs became super smooth after the treatment. However, I don’t think it was something a simple olive oil + sugar scrub couldn’t do. Oh, well, a couple of lessons learned:
1. Buy essential oils. All the trouble I went through versus just a few drops of a good citrus EO!
2. Do not trust a handheld blender to do a big blender’s job.
3. It pays off to use measurement tools instead of throwing ingredients carelessly into your potion.
4. Don’t buy grapefruits if you don’t like them in the first place.
Anyway, what is your biggest DIY fail so far?
Mine had something to do with Christmas lights and electrocuting myself. Yes.